Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free Agent Rankings

Brian McTaggart is reporting that Valverde, LaHawk and Tejada are all listed as Type A Free Agents. Remember, if the Astros offer them arbitration, and they decline, and another team signs them, the Astros would receive a draft pick from that team plus a supplemental pick between the 1st and 2nd round.

If the Astros sign a Type A free agent (that has declined arbitration), they would lose a 2nd-round pick as their 1st round pick is protected, because they finished in the bottom 15 of the Major League teams.


Michael said...

Correction, constable: The Astros have to offer these players arbitration in and the player has to decline the offer of arbitration in order for the Astros to receive compensation picks. Valverde may be offered arb. Tejada most certainly will not. LaHawk likely will be offered arb. if he isn't signed before arbitration offers are due.

Just because they sign somewhere else doesn't mean the 'Stros get the extra picks.

The Constable. said...

That's true. I neglected to mention that, and it has been fixed.