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Fenway
11-24-2011, 08:30 AM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111123&content_id=26034998&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws


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Moses_Scurry
11-24-2011, 07:10 PM
I'm a little confused on the new rules. Do we not get any picks for Buehrle now, or does that not happen until next year? Or do we only get a pick if somebody offers 12 million or more a year for him?

Can somebody smarter than me explain the new rules?

Here is how I understand it:

No players are type anything, they are all equal in that regard. If player A is to be a free agent, then the team decides to offer arbitration or not. If player A declines arbitration, then in order for the team to get a pick, player A must be signed for at least 12 million a year by a new team.

Is this right?