07-18-2012, 02:41 PM #1
Competitive Balance Lottery
Here are the results:
From what I understand, Round A will come after FA compensation picks (after Round 1) and Round B will immediately follow Round 2.
The Rays and Cardinals were eligible for both drafts and came up empty.
The Tigers were only eligible for a pick after Round 2 and got lucky.
These picks can be traded. So if, say, the Pirates offered a decent prospect and their pick for Liriano... you really have to think about it... right?
07-18-2012, 02:56 PM #2
The Twins weren't involved in either lottery - they aren't one of the 10 smallest markets (I think they're 12th smallest) and they didn't received any revenue sharing last year.
07-18-2012, 03:05 PM #3
How are Tigers in either category? If they can sign Fielder, plus huge contracts for Verlander, Cabrerra, et al, I can't see why they're eligible. I guess I don't understand the Cardinals either. Even though we have more revenue because of Target Field now, I would think we are still a smaller market than Detroit or St. Louis.
07-18-2012, 03:22 PM #4
07-18-2012, 03:24 PM #5
I really forgot about this when the new CBA was announced. When you have teams like the Cardinals and the Tigers, it doesn't really seem like this draft should be called the "competitive balance" draft.
I think the owners and Bud Selig just wanted to see what it would be like to be able to trade draft picks.Posts on other sites:
07-18-2012, 03:25 PM #6
And, just to add to that, 3 teams the Twins could be interested in trading with have tradable picks - Reds, Pirates, Balt (although Balt is probably best served by not doing anything).
07-18-2012, 03:27 PM #7
I would guess that the Tigers won't be in this lottery again and, in the next couple of years, the Twins will be.
The St. Louis market is a little smaller than the MSP, so they were probably the largest market included. Detroit wasn't in the first lottery cause they are a bigger market.
Last edited by Jeremy Nygaard; 07-18-2012 at 03:30 PM.
07-18-2012, 03:30 PM #8
So I think the value of the money is probably higher than the value of the prospect. It allows teams a chance to throw more money at someone (Gioliot? Appel? McCullers?) that is dropping.
07-18-2012, 03:32 PM #9