Well, while we were distracted by the games on the field, the MLB draft creeps ever closer. The draft is one week from today, on Monday June 7. By virtue of the tragedy that was 2009, the Mets will be picking 7th. The Nationals, Pirates, Orioles, Royals, Indians, and Diamondbacks will be picking one through six. So for the week leading up to the draft, we’ll be running a feature all this week looking at [...]
It’s so easy for us to say the Mets are a dysfunctional franchise. We’ve certainly bared witness to it the last few years. One particular area of criticism that’s often pointed out is the Mets farm system, or lack there-of. The farm system is cultivated mostly by signing amateur free agents and the draft. The draft is basically like the tax code, the better off your team plays the lower the draft pick you receive. [...]
In a special series that ran on Fox Sports, Rotoworld’s Matthew Pouliot ranked each MLB team based on what the roster would look like if the team had kept all the players it originally drafted and signed, including international players. It’s a fantastic way of looking at how well or how poorly a team has done at signing and developing players. The Mets came in at number 20 out of 30, with the Seattle Mariners taking top [...]
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