Comments on: Pirates Ranked 28th in Draft Spending http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Scott BUCN Klima http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html#comment-17796 Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36737#comment-17796 i still think it’s stupid that there’s a salary cap on the draft but not one for MLB rosters…

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html#comment-17723 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36737#comment-17723 The top four teams had some significant bonuses for their first picks. Then some teams had multiple compensation picks, which drove up their overall spending, even though they picked later. Toronto, for example, had the 17th and 22nd picks in the first, plus the 50th, 58th, and 60th in the comp round. The Cardinals also had five picks in the top 60.

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By: PiratesFan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html#comment-17721 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36737#comment-17721 How were so many other teams able to spend so much more than us? I though that we would’ve had one of the biggest draft budgets because we picked early and the slot for the 8th pick is pretty high. Did other teams sacrifice draft picks? Or did they have a larger budget, and if yes, why?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html#comment-17709 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36737#comment-17709 Brian ….. I agree with you.

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By: Brian Gahagen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-ranked-28th-in-draft-spending.html#comment-17708 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36737#comment-17708 Well, they wanted it lower and it is lower. I do believe the draft process is fairer and with the extra Compensation ( I like to call them the Sisters of the Poor Picks) picks the low market teams get extra money and extra 1st round talent to stock the minors with. I guess it is a wash all things being equal.

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