Posted by tecwrg on 8/5/2011 5:59:00 AM (view original):
"Would you consider someone a tanker if they been in a world 5 seasons and their majors had 40 wins but his entire minor league system had over a .700 record? Just wondering."
Absolutely. That's a classic sign of tanking.
Keep your payroll below 30M for multiple seasons, hording top-5 picks and IFA's, letting your team improve. Have 25 games left in the season and within 3 games of WC. 3-6 of your BEST players left in AAA. Two repeating the level, one in his 5th season in the minors, the other in his 4th. Not like they'd be rushed.
6+ quality to all-star level players RIGHT NOW, sitting in AAA, a couple of which had good seasons, but sent down to make room for scrubs. Not necessarily *losing* on purpose, but about as close as you can get.
Not caring whether you win or not, even if you have a chance. (No fan backlash to deal with). Not breaking any tanking rules, but still tanking.