Re: 7 Qualified Offer Free Agents have signed, 6 are left
posted at 12/15/2013 12:28 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to kimsaysthis' comment:
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
In response to sjddaj's comment:
If baseball were to ever go to a strict salary cap, the Yankees would be in serious trouble. I would be able to hear them now saying: "Scouting"? "Drafting"? "What is that"?
perhaps U left the most important part out
In response to garyhow's comment:
Yanks might as well sign, because they don't draft very well anyway?
2013 Draft: Baseball America ranks Yankees’ haul third best in MLB
By Mike Axisa
In a piece that is free for all to read, Baseball America broke down this summer’s draft using a variety of categories. The Yankees ranked third in the “Best Draft” category, trailing only the Pirates and Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh had two of the top 14 selections. New York, of course, had three of the top 33 selections, so having a strong draft was pretty much guaranteed.
OF Aaron Judge, the middle of those three first rounders, is said to be the fifth best power hitter in the entire draft class by Baseball America. That’s his calling card, he’s a huge dude who can hit the ball a mile from the right side of the plate. That’s a skill that is very hard to come by these days. 2B Gosuke Katoh had the third best pro debut among high school draftees according to the publication. Those three first round picks are going to make or break the team’s draft haul. In this new spending restricted system where talent goes pretty linearly, those top picks are crucial.
carry on guys
What's it like to constantly be able to defend your team here -- ya know -- without keeping it real? I don't know since I'm a Sox fan here.
Your team hires free agents over and above anything to do with prospects or draft picks. Everyone knows this. You're always prepared to defend your team. I wonder what it's like to have that freedom without abuse from Yankee fans like yourself.
In all fairness, kim. Would you expect any less from a Sox fan?
Also, how did we accumulate all our stockpile of extra draft picks?
At least partially by signing free agents and letting them go to free agency later on or trading for salary dumps and letting them go to free agency.
2014: _____ for Drew (FA signing)& ____ for Ellsbury (gained in 2005 from O Cab FA)
2011: Barnes & Owens for VMart (Salary dump trade) / Swihart & JBJ for Beltre (FA)
2010: Ranaudo & Vitek for Wagner (Salary dump trade)
2007: Ryan Dent for Foulke (FA)
2006: Bard & Johnson for J Damon (FA) / C Clay & Bates for B Mueller (FA)
2005: Ellsbury (see 2014) & Lowrie for Cabrera (FA)
The teams that can afford free agents and salary dumps often get rewarded with draft picks when they later bolt. It's a hole in the system, but it has helped both the Sox and Yanks in some ways (as well as savvy teams like the Rays).
I'm not sure we are the same in comparison to the team that relies most in free agents. IMO they like the old players because they may be more willing/already willing to go/be on steriods. I'm not even kidding. Guys who are just around to smack huge HRs, and then go their merry way only to be replaced by the same.