Comments on: The Prestige of Small Payroll Baseball – Texas Rangers 2010 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: MikeEaslerFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17869 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17869 +1 The idea behind a lottery system in regards to a draft was to ensure fair competition. In other words, a lottery would deter teams from tanking it to gain a significant edge in the draft. In this situation that isnt much of a concern. Its hard to comprehend any legitimate reason to use a lottery here. Its borderline mind boggling and idiotic.

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By: Marcus J http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17843 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17843 Bravo to MLB for creating a system that puts the skinny kids on a diet while the fat kids gets to feast on ice cream at an all you can eat buffet.

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17779 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:28:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17779 This is Bud’s system, which means that the worst possible way of doing something will be chosen.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17763 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17763 The entire CBA is designed to punish teams for winning on a small budget. It makes sustained success for small market clubs much more difficult.
The Sox complain, Bud listens, they get to spend $3 million more than us in the draft. Great!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17756 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17756 I agree they played the system, but this makes up for the inequities in that old system. I root for the Rays, too, but since they got all those picks, I didn’t shed a tear when they were left out.

However, it WOULD be nice if they’d make the lotto fairer or just do away with it all together and slot them.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17750 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17750 That was them being smart and playing the system to their advantage.

I feel like a Rays fan sometimes with the way I follow their moves.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17747 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17747 Tim….I agree.

Only one thing I want to mention about Tampa….KARMA!! Makes up for all those extra (inexplicable) picks they got a year ago. I ain’t crying for them. IF there was one team to ‘leave out’, it would’ve been them.

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17736 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17736 So basically, the Rays were penalized for winning baseball games and doing so with a reasonable payroll in a small market. MLB must have the same accountants as Congress :)

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17586 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17586 ….goes on to hit .270 this year, will people look and say, that was an alright season for him moving up, or will they acknowledgethat while he had a miserable start that he was a .300 for most of the season, the final stages of it at that. I just think in regards to Marte, that offensive production wasn’t necessarily why he found himself in Indy rather than Pittsburgh. The key to his ultimate success is going to rely on his plate patience. The guys always been able to hit, and equally may always strike out, but the goal for his continued development has little to do with what his average has been the last month and a half and more about how he got it. The goal here is that you bring him up and that better pitchers, with better breaking balls don’t take him for granted, because if Ra not ready, they can and will do that. This would be entirely different for a guy like Grossman, who has solid peripherals, when he’s in AAA, it will simply be a matter of, is this guy actually hitting enough? You just can’t set your hitters up to be overly exploited by the next level. I mean, personally, I say bring him up and see what you have. I don’t disagree with those people preaching patience, I’m just an impatient fan. Lol

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2010/12/the-prestige-of-small-payroll-baseball-texas-rangers-2010.html#comment-17585 Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=4574#comment-17585 My comment would be, in regards to season totals in the minors, is that is a flowed argument. In the minors, you should be able to see some sort of growth; from month to month, beginning to mid to the end of the season, etc. so that’s why I don’t take much stock in the entire line score for a year. If grossman

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