Got to figure Arroyo is now the most-coveted cookie in the bakeshop window. I'll be mildly surprised if he doesn't get signed before the weekend. No idea how Santana and Jiminez will shake out. MLB really needs to fix this system.
I'd like to see them go back to type A, B and C free agents, with sandwich picks for losing someone from the first two categories and without the need to make them a qualifying or arbitration offer. I'd add in that no one would lose a draft pick for signing a free agent. The current system isn't punishing the Yankees. They buy what they want. It drives mid-tier contenders out of the free agent market. The Brewers just showed they're willing to spend money to improve themselves under the right circumstances.
I suspect there's a whole pile of would-be suitors who would love to get in after Stephen Drew, Nelson Cruz and Kendrys Morales, but they don't want to get punished for trying to improve their teams.
Just gives teams some compensation for losing a quality player and don't make them suffer on the drafting/development end for trying to make their teams better. Basically, make it a freer market.