Comments on: Pirates Draft Jonathan Sandfort in the Third Round http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-draft-jonathan-sandfort-in-the-third-round.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-draft-jonathan-sandfort-in-the-third-round.html#comment-15727 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 18:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32912#comment-15727 jim callis of ba

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-draft-jonathan-sandfort-in-the-third-round.html#comment-15728 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 18:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32912#comment-15728 btw, your rant sounds like you’d fit in well on 97.3. :)

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-draft-jonathan-sandfort-in-the-third-round.html#comment-15726 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 18:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=32912#comment-15726 Who’s the guy on the right with the glasses on the MLB tv draft show? I’m tired of his talking about the Pirates picks. Here’s why….

His complaining goes against the entire purpose of the changes in the draft. I was under the impression that the changes were meant to force teams to take the best player available. However, all this guy seems to be focusing on is, how are they going to be able to afford this? Please correct me if I’m wrong, but if you have to focus on picking players that you can afford, doesn’t that quite possibly interfere with your ability to choose the best available. Other than the obvious fascist nature of the changes this year, the only true difference is that the league is formulating each teams’ budget rather than the front office of a given team. Everyone still has to operate under some form of budgetary limitation. So realistically, this year each team will pick the best available player, unless they can’t afford him, or if they think he’s going to choose to go to college instead….uhh, you mean like every other year. This way, you’re just able to screw small market teams over more easily. So I suppose the point that I’m trying to build towards is…how can someone say that this new system won’t affect the level of talent coming into baseball? Is it a dooms day scenario as far as guys choosing to play football instead? I’m not really sure, but it will sure manifest itself in some way. It’s not like it was the leagues money the Pirates were spending. Apparently it’s ok to give Albert Pujols 250 million dollars (something which only 2 or 3 teams could’ve done), but it’s not ok to try to mess with some amateur talent that the Angels may have possibly picked in the later rounds.

It just makes absolutely no sense to have a salary cap in the draft without having an actual salary cap for the major league clubs. It’s unfair and creates even more of a disparity in player acquisition than there was before.

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