But maybe I was wrong, because Selig is apparently losing his mind over the issue:
While the Nationals and Pirates were patting themselves on the back for jobs well done after their amateur draft signings, baseball commissioner Bud Selig wasn’t nearly as impressed. According to people in attendance at the owners meetings in Cooperstown, the two teams were singled out by Selig for overspending.
Selig’s pet project is to institute a hard cap for baseball’s drafted amateur players. This year’s draft, which featured a total guaranteed haul of $236 million, according to Baseball America draft and signing guru Jim Callis, was up 17 percent from last year, giving Selig more ammunition to press hard for a firm cap in this year’s CBA negotiations.
“[Selig] is more determined than ever to get slotting,” one person who knows Selig well said.
The implications of this are mind blowing. Bud Selig basically just openly committed collusion by chastising two franchises for their decisions about spending on players.…