Thursday, June 5, 2014

Excerpt: "A Better Draft Day"

"Remember that it's not just the picks, but the budget; and adding a top-ten pick dramatically increases a team's strength. The Marlins' pick at #2 has a value of $6.8 million; the Rays' entire allotment is $5.8 million. (Oh, we can get even more stupid -- four of the six highest draft budgets belong to large-market clubs (Houston, Chicago twice, Toronto), while the A's and Rays combined have less than the Astros do in total. It's a spectacularly bad system.)"