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    Oliphaunt
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    Default Moving the baseball draft back a couple weeks

    I think it would be better for baseball's draft to be more like other sports, with it's draft in the off-season. In this case, the college off-season. Would moving the draft back three weeks really be detrimental to MLB? The only bad side I see is it's less likely a Strasburg type won't get a cup of coffee in September.

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    Oliphaunt Jizzelbin's avatar
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    I'm not sure about your last sentence -- why wouldn't a promising player get a cup of coffee, at least for a little while?

    In fact, despite the corporatization of farm teams, I don;t quite see the problem.

    Spell it out for a moron like me -- you seem to know a lot, and I'm just a regular fan.

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    I agree, moving the draft to after the College World Series would be good for the colleges but I also like the idea of getting those lucky kids that get drafted into the professional systems as early as possible.

    The current system drafts the kids and lets them report when their playoffs are over generally.

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    Yeah, that's the upside to the baseball system, gets rookies into rookie ball right away.

    It is odd, though, so much energy devoted to the draft when the season is in full swing.

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    Jizzel: if they moved it back, the "cup of coffee" would be "just a sip". I agree phenoms would come up regardless, just a smaller sample.

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