has been very little in the way of detail shared by Major League
Baseball about the dollar specifics of the draft slots and team draft
budgets in the new CBA. This has probably contributed to the overall
sense of confusion about the new rules, especially as it pertains to
the round budget slot vs. team budget pool concept that is integral
to the new draft rules.
Game has learned that the Commissioner’s Office has privately
circulated the budget/slot numbers for the first 10 picks in the 2012
draft. They are as follows:
Astros -- $7.2M
Twins -- $6.2M
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