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  1. Hudson cannot be offered arbitration this year.

    Comment by Mike — July 5, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  2. Hudson is contractually prevented from being offered Arb. He negotiated it into his contract to prevent a repeat of his 2009 offseason.

    Comment by JK — July 5, 2010 @ 10:29 am

  3. “Beltre, like Pavano, is making the jump from Type A to Type B.”

    I think you mean from Type B to Type A

    Comment by Start_wearing_purple — July 5, 2010 @ 11:05 am

  4. Doesn’t Hudson’s contract only prevent an arb offer if he’s a type A? I’m not certain, but I think I remember hearing that to be the case.

    Comment by OldDutchPots — July 5, 2010 @ 11:42 am

  5. that’s correct.

    http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/minnesota-twins_17.html

    Comment by larry1sss — July 5, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

  6. Right, and that makes sense. The team that signs him doesn’t lose anything if he was a type B the year before so they wouldn’t likely care.

    I hope they rearrange both how Type A/Type B is determined during the next CBA and a better method for compensating the losing teams.

    Comment by Piccamo — July 5, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

  7. I think the best way to compensate them might just be to give type A teams two sandwich rounders and type B one without taking any away from the signing team.

    Comment by OldDutchPots — July 5, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  8. Thanks. Fixing.

    Comment by Jack Moore — July 5, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

  9. If these guys are borderline Type A, it’s possible that they become the 2nd FA signed by some team, and then the Twins or Red Sox get a 2nd round pick. That seems a lot less valuable.

    Comment by IvanGrushenko — July 5, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

  10. Which the article addresses with

    Of course, we can’t expect a team with an unprotected pick to sign these players – with that accounted for, the Type A draft picks are valued at around $3-5 million.

    Comment by joser — July 5, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

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