2014 Draft Order page is now live

Weekend Open Thread
Fan Confidence Poll: November 11th, 2013

Just a heads up: our 2014 Draft Order page is now up and running. It’s available at any time via the Resources pull-down menu, which is right below the street sign in the banner atop the site. I’ll update the draft order page as teams gain and lose draft picks via free agent compensation this winter, so check back often.

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Weekend Open Thread
Fan Confidence Poll: November 11th, 2013
  • jim p

    Thanks for the work you put into this. (And the site in general.)

    It’s the closest I’ve come to understanding just what the draft order means, seeing it in plain words.

    Still not sure how exactly it works. Wonder, in particular, say the Yanks sign the Braves’ McCann, and the Braves sign Granderson (not saying that’ll happen), how would that affect which round of drafts?

    Would any reciprocal signing of QO free agents mean the same thing, or…?

    • Caballo Sin Nombre

      The Yankees and Braves would lose their regular first round picks. Then each would get a comp pick tacked on to the end of the first round.

  • Dr. Grenaldine

    Wait, so the A and B classes are no longer and the $14.1 offer style exists in its place? Sorry, I never really knew what was going on before either…

    • Caballo Sin Nombre

      The new system is so much better. The A and B ratings were done by Elias based on some metrics they invented. Mediocre players could end up with A rating, while sometimes pretty good players were no-comped. The new system is much more market-based, forcing teams to make a true assessment of their value to that team. I suppose it favors the richer clubs a small amount, but that’s how capitalist markets work– deal with it. It’s much better than the previous bureaucratic nonsense. And I say this as a political liberal. :)

      • Dr. Grenaldine

        Thanks for the synopsis! It does sound like a way better system. And I’m a libertarian. Now if we could just find a way to pay players in bitcoins and avoid income and luxury taxes lol