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Baseball to propose 'competitive balance draft'

Friday, December 29, 2000

NEW YORK - The worst eight teams in baseball would be able to select players from the top eight in a new "competitive balance draft" proposed by commissioner Bud Selig.

The teams with the eight highest winning percentages over the previous three years would be able to protect just 25 players apiece in the draft, according to a 37-page memorandum sent to teams last week and obtained by The Associated Press.

Only the teams with the eight lowest winning percentages over the previous three years would be allowed to make selections, and they could take only one player each. The draft would take place annually after the World Series but before the end of the winter meetings each December.



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