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    Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Thanks to Selig and the idiot owners, there is now a cap on how much a team can spend on international free agents and players in the draft. So dumb. Two sport athletes will now have a much easier decision to make. Bubba Starling goes to Nebraska instead of being drafted by the Royals if these rules were in place.



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Thanks to Selig and the idiot owners, there is now a cap on how much a team can spend on international free agents and players in the draft. So dumb. Two sport athletes will now have a much easier decision to make. Bubba Starling goes to Nebraska instead of being drafted by the Royals if these rules were in place.
    whats the cap?



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    This sucks. This really hurts small market teams like the Royals, who have figured out the best way to compete (when you can't compete for the Top Free Agents) it to spend a ton on the draft.



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    whats the cap?
    I think 2.9 million if I read it right. Just for comparison, the Rangers spent over 17 million on last years draft.


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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    It won't keep guys from playing ball, but it will hold the small market teams down. Right now, teams like the Pirates, Royals, Rays are building by spending on the draft... Teams would pass on guys thinking they were unsignable and small market teams would overpay in the 5th-10th roung to sign. Now those guys will get drafted higher and likely sign with the big market teams.

    I think the 2.9 is the max for the #1 slot, everything else going slightly down from there.



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    If those small market teams were actually spending their own money, rather than the money they receive from the big market teams via revenue sharing, you might have a point.



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Nothing new about this approach. This is happening in all paid sports. The rookies are not going to get the veterans' cash. This happened in hockey. This is what NBAS wants.


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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Thanks to Selig and the idiot owners, there is now a cap on how much a team can spend on international free agents and players in the draft. So dumb. Two sport athletes will now have a much easier decision to make. Bubba Starling goes to Nebraska instead of being drafted by the Royals if these rules were in place.
    It looks like a big blow to small market teams initially, but I think this may actually protect them.

    Without these protections, it would only be a matter of time before the big market teams start outspending the small market teams in the draft and international market.



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    Re: Baseball's draft is now ruined

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    This sucks. This really hurts small market teams like the Royals, who have figured out the best way to compete (when you can't compete for the Top Free Agents) it to spend a ton on the draft.
    Only temporarily. It's become pretty common knowledge that this is a market inefficiency. It would only be matter of time before the big-market teams catch on. You wouldn't want to be seeing the Yankees outspend the Royals by $20 million on the international market.



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