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Changes In MLB Draft Affect College Baseball
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement last year that will have an enormous effect on college baseball due to how it will affect the MLB Draft. This is the first draft that will feel the effects. I'll do my best to explain the new Agreement and how I see it effecting college baseball and the MLB Draft. The Basics of the New Agreement Keep this in mind before we get into the nitty gritty of the Agreement - in the past teams could spend whatever amount of money they wanted to when trying to sign a draft pick. It didn't matter if the prospect was drafted in the first round, 14th round or even the 41st round. An example of that happening last year is when the Chicago Cubs signed Dillon Maples, who was thought to be unsignable due to his strong commitment to the University of North Carolina, for 2.5 million dollars after drafting him in the 14th round. The new Agreement will very likely prevent that from happening. Why...
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