Re: Can someone explain "two first round picks for Dunn" at the end of the year thing
Basically it's like this:
All players are ranked by the Elias Sports Bureau, assigned a rating and grouped by position. The top 20 percent of players in their group are considered "Type A" players, and if they're lost in free agency, the team that signs the player gives up a first round draft pick to the former team as well as a compensation pick in the sandwich round goes to the former team.
All Type B free agents (percentiles 21-40) give a sandwich pick to the former team.
Dunn is considered a "Type A" free agent and would give the Reds two picks.