"Gagne projects as a Type A free agent, which means the Sox will get draft picks as compensation if Gagne signs elsewhere. They will get a first rounder and a sandwich pick if the signing club picks in the second half of the draft order, or a sandwich pick and a second rounder if it picks on the first half (which is determined by reverse order of finish in the standings."
Presumably, Lowell and Schilling would also project as Type A free agents as well, no? So barring the signing of a Type A of our own, and if Lowell, Schilling and Gagne all walk, we'll be looking at 8 picks in the first two rounds next season.
I don't really have a point, I'm just thinking that we're looking at a pretty damned good draft next year.