7: MLB International Draft with Jeff Tiedeman

In this episode, Peter Ott discusses issues surrounding the potential introduction of an International Player Draft in Major League Baseball with Jeff Tiedeman.  Jeff wrote an article about a challenges and benefits of a proposed international draft in MLB that was published in the May 2014 edition of the Sports Lawyers Journal entitled “MLB International Player Draft: Home Run or Headache?” Jeff believes that although there are some obstacles to implementation of an international draft, having a workable draft would solve many problems in the current player acquisition system in baseball.

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Additionally, this podcast includes a short request for donations to the GoFundMe page for Lib Montoya. Lib designed the Sports Law Biz Podcast logo and is my good friend. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and had successful surgery to remove it. However, he had just started a new job and his insurance coverage had not kicked in yet and he has to pay a large hospital bill to cover the surgery. If you are able, I encourage you to donate to him to help him pay for his surgery. You can find the GoFundMe page here.

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