New CBA impacts draft, schedule 

November, 18, 2011
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Gerrit ColeCliff Welch/Icon SMI Future top draft picks likely won't be seeing Gerrit Cole-type money.

MLB owners and players have just about sealed their newest covenant, which will alter various parts of the sport’s landscape.

Though we were able to obtain only a portion of the new collective bargaining agreement, it should be noted that this was the most professionally negotiated agreement I have seen in my time within baseball. I’ve written this before, but having experienced the frosty climate of past labor negotiations, commissioner Bud Selig, MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred and MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner deserve credit for keeping the entire process peaceful and productive.

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