Update: Free Agents Will Cost Yankees Supplemental Picks

The general consensus about the new CBA rules is that signing multiple free agents that carry draft pick supplemental means that you lose your best draft pick in the upcoming Rule 4 draft. In fact, that’s pretty much what it says word for word in Article B.(4)c.i. of the CBA.  The CBA also goes onto explicitly say that supplemental first round picks can be lost. Yet for some reason, an MLB spokesman told Mark Feinsand that the Yankees won’t lose a sandwich pick for Jacoby Ellsbury, and it’ll be their 2nd rounder that they lose. So that means the Yankees will receive 2 first round compensation picks for losing Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson. That should be overall picks 31 and 33 at the moment, but 31 could move up to 32 if Kendrys Morales signs with a different team than the Mariners, and 33 will definitely be moved up when all is said and done. Either way, it’s two supplemental picks.

Yup, Feinsand just deleted his tweet and did a 180. The Yankees will lose these picks as I thought, and they’ve already lost one of them due to signing both Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury. Feinsand, man…

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