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Jim Callis Doesn't Think Next CBA Will Have Mandatory Draft Slotting

Searching through Baseball America's free content, I came across this potential gem. Buried deep inside a chat from July 27, Jim Callis said this in response to a question.

Larry (Gainesvillle, FL): What is the likelyhood of a firm, mandatory slotting system in the next CBA? It seems like one of the few things most involved (other than agents) agree on.

Jim Callis: I don't think we'll see hard slotting. Keep getting told MLBPA leadership won't go for it. Think we'll have an earlier signing deadline, which would be nice.

Maybe I missed something, but everything I've read and every sign I've seen has pointed to hard-slotting as almost a lock. This is just the opinion of one man, but Jim Callis is as reputable and reliable as you can get in this business.  If I'm right on both these points, this is potentially huge (and great) news for the Pirates, who have been big spenders in recent drafts under Neal Huntington and plan on doing so in the future.

Link to the chat.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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