Open Thread: This and thatBy
After a seven-game tour of the west coast, the Yankees are chillin’ out and enjoying their off day before heading to Boston for a three-game set. Some of the Yanks are going to see Creed (Creed???), while I’m sure others are hanging out with the fam. We the fans are stuck with a Yankeeless night though.
Here’s a few loose links to help you cope…
- The Yanks paid 77% overslot to sign the first eight players they drafted. The Tigers lead the way by spending 214% overslot, while Texas came in at a paltry 43%. Yikes.
- The Mets, however, are an entirely different brand of FAIL. Not only did they overdraft several players, but they also didn’t meet the asking prices of some of their better draft picks. That team is top heavy with elite talent talent, but it’s going to collapse on top of itself because the foundation is weak.
- Dave Cameron of FanGraphs has an interesting take on how to fix the draft, he says it should be abolished all together. Each team would be allowed to spend a certain amount on amateur talent based on their record, with the money coming from the revenue sharing pool. I think it’s a much better system than straight up hard slotting.
- If you haven’t already, make sure you follow RAB on Twitter. You should also follow Ben, Joe and myself while you’re at it.
- I laughed. At this too.
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Update: Late add to the linkroll: Tyler Hissey took a look back at the shortstop controversy for Team USA in the WBC. Heh, how different things are now.
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Anyways, here’s an open thread for the night. The Mets are playing the Braves, while the Phils and D-Backs are on MLB Network. You’ve also got the Eagles and Colts on FOX in preseason action. Anything goes, just be nice.