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Question about signing free agents/losing draft picks


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#1 dkhockey24

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Thanks to Brett, I feel like a pro on the Cubs' situation when it comes to signing someone like Michael Bourn. But what's the rule for a team signing multiple players who have received qualifying offers? For example, if the Cubs sign Michael Bourn, would they be able to sign someone like Kyle Lohse without any additional compensation?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

Basically, it keeps costing an additional draft pick, going backwards - i.e., if Bourn costs the Cubs their 2nd rounder, then Lohse would cost 3rd rounder, and LaRoche would cost 4th rounder, and so on.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

that's interesting. so if the Cubs wanted to sign both, they could sign Bourn first and then Lohse to deliberately give St. Louis a lower draft pick.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

that's interesting. so if the Cubs wanted to sign both, they could sign Bourn first and then Lohse to deliberately give St. Louis a lower draft pick.

That sounds good. So, the Cubs don't actually have to sign Lohse, we just need him to sign with Atlanta, Cleveland, or the Angels, right?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:09 AM

I am suprised that St Louis doesn't want Lohse back. I guess the guy was too expensive.




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