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Your Pointless Fact of the Day: compensation for signing Type A free agents

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With last night’s loss to the Phillies, the Nationals “clinched” a protected first round selection in the 2008 draft. According to the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement, the first fifteen selections of the first round are protected from being used as compensation for signing Type A free agents. The Nationals fell to 68-85 on the season with the 7-6 defeat and in doing so can finish in no “worse” than a tie for 14th with the Toronto Blue Jays. As of this morning, the Nationals have the #9 selection in the 2008 draft and can still finish with any pick from #1 to the #15.

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Free Agent Compensation – Digging Deeper

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For those interested, I will be keeping track of the compensation for Alfonso Soriano in the top right corner. Updates will be made as Type A and B free agents sign.

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MLB/MLBPA Agree on CBA

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The worst kept secret of the last week became official today when MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Donald Fehr announced this evening that “MLB and the MLBPA have agreed to a five-year labor contract that will allow play to continue uninterrupted through the 2011 season.”

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Black Goes to Class

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Аnd so ends the 2006 portion of the draft class. Todd Jacobson of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reported in his blog that the Nationals learned that 2nd round selection Sean Black went to class at Seton Hall today, thereby ending his negotiations with the Nationals. If the player attends a four-year college, the club’s negotiating rights are lost as soon as the player enters his first class at the end of the summer.

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Nowhere to Go But Up – Pitching

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Yesterday, I presented a view of the Nationals’ draft picks from the offensive side. Today, I’ll take a look at the pitching (ages and statistics through 7/15/06).

The Nationals drafted and signed 13 pitchers in 2005.

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Minor Considerations

From around the internet, here are a few highlights:

*The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a note suggesting the Nationals have recalled OF Ryan Church, possibly to replace an injured Alex Escobar.

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Draft Order Set

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A double disappointment today. Jeff Weaver signed a one year $8.5M deal with the Anaheim Angels (I refuse to type that ridiculous name).

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