Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy
The new slotting systems in the drafts are one of the best things to happen to sports. Also before anyone bitches that the Royals used that to their advantage it was only a matter of time before the big market clubs started to learn from the Royals and do the same thing.
We had to overpay to get them to sign and not go to college. The big markets could have, but not of had to as much as their locations offer more.
This was a win/win for big markets.
Now with it slotted a player can decide to not enter if he does not like the teams. He loses nothing but the year. The only way small market teams got a lot of these players was to overpay per their slot.
I could be wrong, but that is how it seems to me. All it did was drive up what you were pying draftees. Which is fine, it is a small amount compared to the ml roster.
Of course I still want a salary floor and ceiling, that is the one thing to balance it all.