Not that I think that losing a first round draft pick– as opposed to a second– for signing a Type-A free agent would be prohibitive for the Jays or anything. I’m sure that if they want a Type-A player enough to sign him to the kind of mammoth contract it would take to get him in whatever ridiculous maple leaf-adorned uniform they’ll be wearing next year, they’d want him enough to also give up the pick.
But it would sure take the sting out of swallowing hard on a Prince Fielder mega-deal if that pick was protected, wouldn’t it?
And while they do also get the pick back for not signing Tyler Beede this year, and surely will manage a couple extra high picks out of the collection of veteran shitbags they’ve run out there this year, thanks to the supplemental round there’s a pretty big difference between the 15th pick of the first round and the 15th pick of the second– which this year was 75th overall.
I know, I know. As we saw this year, the way the Jays draft they can still get first round talent deep into the proceedings. But still… the higher pick the better, amiright?
And shit… looking at their September schedule– which includes trips to New York, Boston and Tampa, plus vists from the Red Sox, Yankees and Angels– it’s not even going to be all that hard for the Jays to keep themselves among the league’s bottom half. Actually, the season-ending three game set against the White Sox may prove pivotal.
Whatever the case, basically, what I guess I’m trying to say here is, CALL UP KYLE DRABEK! GO ON… DO IT! NOW ALREADY! LET HIM WORK OUT HIS TROUBLES IN THE MAJORS, FOR FUCK SAKES!
Thoughts? Spitting mad disagreements?
Image via MLBTR’s latest Reverse Standings update.