This almost sounds like a Ponzi scheme. The Braves sign Wagner, giving the Red Sox the 19th pick in the 1st round and a supplemental pick. They turn around and give up their own first rounder (somewhere in the high 20s) when they sign Scutaro. Now if they sign Holliday and let Bay sign with another team, their own 1st and 2d round picks go to St L and Tor but they get a first or 2d round pick back from the team that signs Bay, plus another supplemental. Of course, if the Braves sign another Type A fromanother team, it might push the Wagner compensation down a round, but the supplementals stay. If things break right for the Red Sox and they sign Lackey, too, they could end up with 4 picks before the 2d round while giving up their own 1 - 3.