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Friday, May 08, 2020

Sources: MLB shortens 2020 draft from 40 rounds to 5

Major League Baseball will cut its 2020 draft to five rounds, as owners looking to save costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic pushed for fewer rounds over the objection of front-office officials, sources told ESPN.

Mayor Blomberg Posted: May 08, 2020 at 07:57 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: May 09, 2020 at 06:56 PM (#5949096)
What I really don't understand is MLBPA's decision to reject MLB's proposal for rounds 6th through 10 (i.e., have rounds 6 through 10, while only paying half the agreed upon slot values).

I understand MLBPA's absolute dislike of MLB's proposal, but what was the alternative?

The way this has played out, a bunch of players in the 4th and 5th round (plus players who would have been picked in rounds 6 through 10) are going to be shafted.

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