I've never been a fan of the new draft rules. I liked the old system where teams could spend whatever they wanted. I think if teams are allowed to spend whatever they want in free agency, then they should be able to spend whatever they want in the draft. I also never bought in to the fear that the Yankees and Red Sox could someday decide to pour all of their resources in the draft and out-spend the Pirates. The draft isn't like free agency. If the Pirates draft someone, then it doesn't matter how much money the Yankees or Red Sox have. The only person who can sign that player would be the Pirates.

We're starting to see what the old system brought the Pirates. Tyler Glasnow and Nick Kingham are emerging as top pitching prospects this year, and guys who could have future top of the rotati...

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