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    Cubs finish 26th in spending on amature draft

    Baseball America came out on Friday with their draft spending list, a ranking of the total amount of money each major league team spent to sign the players they selected in June's amateur draft. The list is a subscription article, so I won't give away too much of it, but I'll let you in on one secret.

    The Cubs finished 26th out of the 30 clubs, with just over 4 million dollars spent. The 4 teams that finished behind them? 3 didn't have first round picks, and the 4th didn't sign theirs.

    For a big market team like the Cubs, who throw money around on the major league roster like it was candy, that is absolutely pitiful. If you were wondering why the Cubs system continually fails to produce MLB caliber players, the best explanation may be just a lack of trying.
    Now that may just be a reason its been 101 years since a world series title



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    Re: Cubs finish 26th in spending on amature draft

    Maybe it's because the players dont deserve the "big bucks" until they prove their worth it.


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    Re: Cubs finish 26th in spending on amature draft

    would not suprise me at all to see them go another 101 years without a World Series crown.


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    Re: Cubs finish 26th in spending on amature draft

    Link? I'd like to see the list, however, most of us here could care less about the cubs.



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    Re: Cubs finish 26th in spending on amature draft

    Homegrown talent is so much cheaper than free agent talent. You got to spend on the draft and take the risk.



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