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The New CBA: Draft and Player Eligibility

There won't be lengthy holdouts like Verlander's

After part one examined the new compensation pick system, in part two, Jason Avery will dive deeper into the new eligibility requirements for both drafted players, as well as players in the system.

The new CBA also establishes a universal signing date of August 15th for all picks to getting signed, which is something that will make things much easier for everyone involved in the draft process. Instead of having things dragged out sometimes close to a year (Stephen Drew and Jered Weaver) in some negotiations, everything will be resolved before school starts at most colleges, so coaches will...

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