The new draft agreement is basically hard-slotting

Jim Callis tweets new news about the CBA that’s even more depressing than what we learned last week: 

If you don’t sign a pick, you lose his cap value. You can’t not sign [your first round pick] and spend his money elsewhere. 

As Charlie points out, this is basically a hard slot. Which leaves considerably less room for creativity than the initial idea of a pool of money to be spent on your first ten rounds worth of picks does. This sucks.

Pat Lackey

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In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.