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Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

Posted on: August 15, 2009 1:07 pm
 
We have all these draft picks and there still unsigned. The Nationals will likely have the first pick for several of years, they won't be available to afford most of there picks. Lets face it, these draft picks want more and more money, mostly guarantee. Its happening to the NFL also.

These players want to be notice on the big stage, not going through the Nationals staff and likely pitch so many innings hes done after two years. So of course there going to be asking for a crap load of cash. Have the Nationals ever heard of "you have to take a little risk in order to succeed".

The Nationals can throw their money at Soriano, Dunn, and Zimmerman but not invest in a big time pitching prospect? Whos been the best pitcher on the Nationals?

I still hope Nationals do sign Strasburg. They are getting closer in the negotiation.

Let the draft prospects go where ever the money at, now I'm sure the smaller market teams are going to ask "why". The smaller market teams can still be competitive, they can invest there money in later type first rounds guys.

The system sucks right now. Theres numerous amount of players that don't start their MLB career's til late.

The draft has to change. I'm not saying no draft, but that might better then what we have now. 

For next year, You might see a huge amount of trades. Simply because the small market teams don't want to spend the money, and its too risky.

Scott Boras has three of the projected first round picks, you don't think hes going to get more clients?




 
Category: MLB
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2009 9:12 pm
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

what my post gets deleted because I insult the guy's grammar? 

blame yourself CBS, why would you put a link to such a poorly written blog on your main page?



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2009 11:50 am
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

Woah what's up with all the deleted by administrators on this blog. I think only the NBA has it right. A player shouldn't get paid until they produce. Its disrespectful to veterans.



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2009 7:48 am
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

The Nats are going to make an investment. A sane investment of 12 to 20 mil. No one is going to pay this guy or that 17 year old next year 50 mil. Its just not going to happen. And thats why there is 20 picks still unsigned. The baseball owners are not going to let these picks like in the NBA ruin the game.

By the way no one is starting there MLB careers late. Except maybe that idiot Aaron Crow. 99% of these guys need a two years minimum to even compete at the major league level.



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2009 10:39 pm
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

You can't trade draft picks in the major leagues.I know that, it might change soon.



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Posted on: August 16, 2009 7:13 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2009 5:20 pm
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

You're reaching.  The Rays have talent ONLY because they had 15 years worth of #1 overall picks.  The A's and, more impressively because of Larry Beinfest, the Marlins, are the only small market teams that can evaluate talent effectively.  The Pads and the Pirates are both HORRIBLE and will continue to be unless they fall into such despair that they follow the Rays model of being SO bad you can't help but eventually getting good/lucky.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2009 1:33 pm
 

Why do MLB actually have a Draft ???

You're kidding, right?? Have you followed baseball even remotely over the last ten years?

Think about teams like the Marlins, Rays, Athletics, Pirates, and Padres. These teams survive based on their ability to draft... needless to say there is a lot of disparity in baseball between large market and small market teams. Eliminating the draft would be tantamount to if the United States govenment suddenly eliminated all low income jobs... Poor people don't have very much money anyway, so why should they have any?!?!

For next year, You might see a huge amount of trades. Simply because the small market teams don't want to spend the money, and its too risky. You can't trade draft picks in the major leagues.

Also, your entire thesis here rides on the premise that only the first round of the draft matters. THERE ARE 50.



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