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One last piece of Beltran info

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by bobrek, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

    Sep 16, 1999
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    I, for one, was curious as to why the Astros only got the Mets 3rd round pick when they signed Beltran. For example, they received the Rockies 1st round pick when Kile was signed.

    Jason Stark explained the situation in his column today:

    "Draft-pick compensation for lost free agents was almost dropped in the last labor deal. Well, it's time to either kill it in the next one or revamp it so it makes some sense.

    How can the Astros be getting just a third-round pick (and a sandwich pick) for losing Carlos Beltran – while the Yankees will get a first-rounder for Jon Lieber (who didn't even play in one of the two seasons covered by the free-agent rating system)?

    The official explanation is that the Mets finished in the bottom half of the standings – so they can't be forced to give up a first-rounder for any free agent. And since Pedro Martinez was rated higher than Beltran, the Red Sox get the Mets' second-round pick while Houston gets stuck with their third-rounder.

    The Phillies, meanwhile, finished in the top half of the standings. So the rules say they lose a No. 1 even if they sign a Type B free agent like Lieber. Bizarre."

  2. redgoose

    redgoose Contributing Member

    Jun 27, 2003
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    That's BS, IMO. We gave up our #1 pick for Kent and don't get one back for Beltran. :mad: I can't beleive Boston got a second rounder after they just won the world series. :confused:

    One thing i have always wanted to see, is teams being able to trade draft picks in baseball. They have a million of them anyways. It could make it easier for teams to make trades if their farm system is down like our's currently is.

    I also hate that "player to be named later" stuff after a trade goes down also, i'd rather just see a specific draft pick.
  3. Svpernaut

    Svpernaut Contributing Member

    Jan 10, 2003
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    I've given up trying to figure out the MLB system.
  4. The Real Shady

    The Real Shady Contributing Member

    Jun 8, 2000
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    Goes to show you how corrupt Bud Selig and the baseball system is. It's all about the big market teams, that's why there's no salary cap. We got screwed, Drayton McClane and Tim Purpura should call out the commisioner to the media so this type of stuff will get noticed. :mad: :mad:
  5. sums41

    sums41 Contributing Member

    Feb 20, 2003
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    That's so true.
  6. rezdawg

    rezdawg Contributing Member

    Feb 15, 2000
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    Here are some quotes from a thread on the Mets team page regarding Beltran. The thread is entitled "Beltran 0 and 4 as a met".


    That first quote was spot on. I like the way this is all going down...stros winning and mets losing. Perfect.
  7. Dave2000

    Dave2000 Contributing Member

    Aug 4, 2001
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    hahaha, i love the headline on ESPN right now

    thats right Los, keep on making history, in the LOSING BOOKS!!!!

    Astros 4 Life!!! :p

    damn i sound thuggish... :p

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