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Which is Better Compensation: Prospects or Draft Picks?

Should a team trade its soon-to-be free agents for prospects or hold on to them and collect draft pick compensation? The short answer is that a package of prospects is usually the better choice.

MLB Transactions Part Eight: Free Agency

A Colorado Rockies fan's comprehensive look at MLB Free Agency and draft pick compensation.

Oakland Signs Orlando Cabrera, White Sox Receive Sandwich and 2nd Round Picks

Oakland signs Orlando Cabrera, providing the White Sox with two additional picks in the 2009 MLB Draft.

The Free Agents vs. Draft Picks Question

In his mailbag, MLB.com's Jason Beck addresses the thinking behind baseball teams not signing Type A free agents because of the draft picks they'll cost. Is it a good strategy?

Are Draft Picks Like Handcuffs This Offseason?

How much of a factor does draft pick compensation for free agents play into the Detroit Tigers' offseason pursuit of a relief pitcher?

Tuesday Rockpile: The Waiting Game

Brian Fuentes has until this Sunday to accept or decline the Colorado Rockies' offer of arbitration. Fuentes could make $10M on a one-year deal if he accepts and wins his arbitration case, but does...

Monday Rockpile: Arbitration Deadline Day

There isn't much news on the Colorado Rockies' end for arbitration. Brian Fuentes will receive an offer for arbitration before the deadline at midnight ET, ensuring the Rockies draft pick...

Battle for 15th Place: Finished

Some of you may have noticed the Battle for 15th Place chart that's been on the right-side column of the front page for the past five days.  It's now gone from the sidebar, but here's the final...

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