M.L.B.’s New “Competitive Balance Lottery:” Does It Really Matter?

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New Changes will be happening with the M.L.B. Draft in 2013. Should we as Padres fans care? Image Courtesy of canada.com

Before you read this piece, go and read through Justin’s article concerning the “Competitive Balance Lottery” (M.L.B. article) that M.L.B. will be instituting starting with the 2013 Draft.  Essentially, the teams that are in smaller markets/have the smallest payrolls will be entered in a lottery to receive extra picks at the end of the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the M.L.B. Draft.  There will be 6 picks at the end of the 1st Round (after the F.A. compensatory picks) and 6 at the end of the 2nd.

This move for a “Competitive Balance Lottery” appears to be a great idea in theory, and has many lauding those that instituted it as “helping” franchises like the Padres.  However, I feel this particular institution will accomplish little if anything once put into action.  Read on if you’d like to hear my case:

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  • ChickenFriars

    Good analysis Dom. While I disagree and truly believe a smart front office can consistently win on almost any budget, you make some good points. I will say that Moorad announced during the summer that the Padres should be averaging a payroll around $70 million a year within the next few seasons.