Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2013 Draft Competitive Balance Lottery Results

Part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was, beginning next year in 2013, there would be 12 extra draft picks given to twelve teams that were deemed "low revenue" or "small market" teams. Six extra picks would be made in between the first and second round and between the second and third rounds much like compensation sandwich picks are made now. The Yankees were obviously not one of the twelve teams that were picked but what I thought was interesting was the fact that these picks could be traded. Now naturally they put stipulations on these trades saying that they could not be done during the offseason which means today through the end of the regular season and opening day until the draft these twelve teams can trade these lottery picks.

Via MLBTR here are the twelve lucky teams and their draft positions 

Selections Between First & Second Rounds (Round A)
  1. Royals
  2. Pirates
  3. Diamondbacks
  4. Orioles
  5. Reds
  6. Marlins
    Selections After Second Round (Round B)
    1. Padres
    2. Indians
    3. Rockies
    4. Athletics
    5. Brewers
    6. Tigers

     I am sorry but how do the Rays and Cardinals , to name a couple, not get these picks but the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins do? Something is obviously wrong with this system but hey what do I know. 

    Blue Jays At Yankees 7/18/12


    Robinson Cano extends his hitting streak to 21 games

    Nick Swisher got his 500th hit as a Yankee, an rbi single to put the Yankees up 1-0

    Mark Teixeira , on Mark Teixeira bobble head day, hits a two run home run to make it 3-0 Yankees

    Andruw Jones with an rbi single to make it 4-0

    DeWayne Wise does his best Curtis Granderson impression with an rbi single to put the Yankees up 5-0

    Yankees win 6-0

    This afternoon the Yankees will look for a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium. On the mound for the Yankees is Hiroki Kuroda who has probably been our ace in the last two months. On the mound for the Jays will be Ricky Romero. The game will be televised at 1:05 pm ET on YES


    1. Derek Jeter DH
    2. Nick Swisher RF
    3. Mark Teixeira 1B
    4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
    5. Robinson Cano 2B
    6. Andruw Jones LF
    7. Jayson Nix SS
    8. Russell Martin C
    9. Dewayne Wise CF

    Go Yankees!!

    Yankees Trade Targets : Francisco Liriano

    Another starting pitcher another "interest" from the New York Yankees. The Yankees will be linked to any starting pitcher that comes available this trade deadline, whether we have true interest or not. 

    Liriano was highly touted as the next ace for the Twins and was supposed to lead them to the promised land. All the Twins have got for all that anointment oil was a boat load of inconsistency, bloated ERA's, a 15 strike out game and a no hitter. The problem with Liriano is he is not better, nor more consistent, then any of our current starting pitchers and half of our bullpen arms. The good thing about Liriano? He is only set to make $5.5 million this season and half of that is more then gone already with more then half the season played. Pro rated salary would be estimated at $2 million. 

    If we were trading for, or even needed, a LOOGY then I would be all over Liriano. Especially if we paid the Twins like we were trading for a LOOGY and not a decent starting pitcher on a hot streak. The Twins are going to ride that 15 strike out game and that no hitter from last year and his short streak of good starts all the way to the bank this July... and my bank is personally closed. I dislike the idea of trading for Francisco Liriano in hopes of him being a good starter.