orioles wrote:Did I say this was a catcher?
orioles wrote:It makes perfect sense all things being equal, that a player an organization drafted high and made a large financial commitment to, is going to get preferential treatment over a comparable player signed for lower dollars. It also is logical that even if things aren’t equal (i.e. a player from a lower round is outperforming his “competition” that was signed for significantly more money) that the higher dollar player is going to get more opportunities. Of course it’s a business and any organization has to protect its investment. My question is where do the Orioles philosophically operate in this realm compared to other clubs. How good does a lower drafted player have to be over the big $$ guy before the O’s would cut their losses and put their eggs in the better player’s basket? Is it fair to assume that a team like the Yankees or Red Sox would care very little about the financial commitment they made and only be concerned with making sure the best players got to the big leagues, even if they have to eat dollars? Is that naive thinking? I get the impression that one of the reasons O’s have been bad so long is that they might be overly focused on making sure that they are perceived as smart drafters by justifying their top picks rather than promoting solely based on talent. I’m curious what others think.
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