Posted by paul0613 on 8/8/2013 10:00:00 AM (view original):
Posted by daveymac on 8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM (view original):
Biggest problem with HBD is the predictability. Look at the good teams, all filled with top 20 picks. There are no true DITR like a Piazza and there are no muffs like Steve Chilcott, both should exist.
Agreed, tank while accumulating IFAs is a recipe for success. This in no way represents reality. I would like to see teams rewarded for working on their rosters, paying attention to their minors, digging deep in the draft. I don't have any suggestions off the top of my head, but a few have been mentioned in this thread.
MLB is starting to resemble HBD more and more
, if not in the particulars of the rules, but in those rules' unintended consequences:
The nature of the latest CBA gives the worst teams in the game the most sizable advantage they have ever had in acquiring amateur talent ... To put it another way: There's not much of an incentive in the draft for a good team to be mediocre, or for a mediocre team to be bad. But there's a huge incentive for a bad team to be awful...
By tearing apart their roster last summer, the Astros guaranteed themselves the no. 1 pick again next month, and once again will have a significant spending advantage on every other team. Only this year, the advantage spreads to signing amateur talent on the international market as well ... At some point, the Astros will make a push to start winning games. But the longer they continue to suck, the longer they'll reap the advantages of draft resources that other teams don't have.