Old Sneakers wrote:I wouldn't. I honestly prefer keeping the draft intact and picking up solid players needing playing time.
Old Sneakers wrote:I think that the 24th pick has a sound chance of landing a solid back of the rotation SP,
Old Sneakers wrote:I suggest a guy coming out of college
mikezpen wrote:I'd gladly give up the 24th pick for a good free agent. Yeah I know the Angels picked Trout w/the 25th or 26th pick or whatever, but I'd still surrender the pick for someone really good.
thezeroes wrote:Hamstringing the option to pay over-slot just because you want to overpay for a free agent IMO.
You make a valid point, which is only ONE of the reasons I wouldn't want to overpay for a player, but I see another way of looking at it.
I value our First Round Pick as another Nick Delmonico. I see the comp as reasonable. So, the question becomes; if LaRoche was just another player on another team and had 2/25M left on his contract, would you trade Delmonico for a player like Adam LaRoche IF you knew that the 24th pick would be another Nick Delmonico? IMO it's easier to get to YES when you look at it in that context.
thezeroes wrote: If you sign the free agent La Roche you lose the money for the first round of the draft and if you are unable to undersign some other picks you would not have the $$$ remaining to sign a sixth round pick for that type of bonus with out exceeding your pool money. If you exceed your pool money you are both fined and lose draft picks the next year so in essence if you sign LaRoche or that type of free agent and lose the pick plus the $$$ and then inturn draft another Nick Delmonico in the sixth round you could either over pool sign him and lose next years first/second round pick or just let him return to the draft the next year.
With that scenario you not only are giving up Nick Delmonico (Your trade scenario) but also the next years Nick Delmonico or more. That to me is to much to pay for 2 years of anybody.
ofahn wrote:I don't see the logic of this PARTICULAR argument. If we surrender our first pick we also lose the slot money. It goes hand in hand with the pick. How does that affect any subsequent drafts?
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