Originally Posted by Gallen5862
The Nationals also hope to receive compensatory picks should pitchers Ramon Ortiz and Tony Armas Jr. -- and perhaps even Pedro Astacio -- sign elsewhere. They would be classified as Type B or, more likely, Type C free agents, and the choices Washington would receive in return would be sandwiched between lower rounds.
This is rather silly. The chances of Washington offering guys like Astacio and Ortiz arbitration is none. Ortiz could 5M in arbitration (and there is no logical reason why he would reject it). If Bowden really thinks he will get compensation for him, he's dreaming.
This whole change doesn't make much sense either. The anonomys GM is right. There needs to be fair warning if a change of this magnitude is going to be made. It would completely diminish that Soriano had to Washington. They were always baninking that if they couldn't get a fair return they could just take the picks. The whole thought to do this the spur of the moment is absurd. There is way too much at stake.