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Old October 31 2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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Re: MLB Offseason 2013-2014

That, and the #1 pick for 9 or 10 years, and then time to cultivate those players in the minors. Rays' GM is a genius and all, but having the #1 pick in every draft for a decade certainly helps restock the pantry...

Being a BAD team helps, as far as being able to bounce back. The worst thing you can do is be mediocre. Middling draft pick that won't pan out, expensive retread FA pickups, get one decent player at a time, but lose them to FA because you can't compete with just them alone. You really need to SUCK for a little while, restock, and then make some smart pickups.

As much as the Marlins piss me off, there's at least some logic to their plan where they suck out loud for a while, collect enough to make a run, and then burn it all down again for the pieces to start over.
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