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jmcclain19
12-06-2006, 03:41 PM
From the NY Post

http://www.nypost.com/seven/12062006/sports/yankees/no_waiving_goodbye_for_alex__jason_yankees_.htm?pa ge=0



For the first time, the June draft is scheduled to be televised, with either ESPN or TBS likely as the host, said a person who was part of meetings on the matter. The plan is to televise the first and second rounds, and the sandwich round in between.

Interesting indeed. I've been looking for this for quite some time. Glad to see it finally make headway.

dougdirt
12-06-2006, 04:43 PM
JACKPOT!

I am really excited about this.... but I am also a complete weirdo.

Superdude
12-06-2006, 04:49 PM
Finally! If they can televise that stupid NBA draft lottery, they should at least do a couple rounds of the mlb draft. I wonder if they'll do it in cooperation with mlb.com? It'd be cool if TV and internet had different draft videos.

edabbs44
12-06-2006, 05:30 PM
JACKPOT!

I am really excited about this.... but I am also a complete weirdo.

Can they change it to a Saturday?

JaxRed
12-06-2006, 05:53 PM
"Can they change it to a Saturday?"


TIVO

Matt700wlw
12-06-2006, 05:57 PM
As long as Chris Berman isn't there to "fill time," I'm there

Gallen5862
12-06-2006, 06:51 PM
I like this. It is about time. I enjoy watching all the drafts. This year will be exciting with the extra draft picks.

edabbs44
12-06-2006, 08:07 PM
"Can they change it to a Saturday?"


TIVO

More like calling out sick. There's no way I'll be staying away from this site on draft day.

JaxRed
12-06-2006, 09:37 PM
They need to lengthen the time between picks to enable some discussion between picks but not like the NFL where they have 15 minutes. Right now they can blast names out every 20 seconds.

How about a rule like: The next team to choose won't be called for 2 minutes. They then have 1 minute to make the selection. That's one pick every 2-3 minutes.

dougdirt
12-06-2006, 09:45 PM
At least for 2 rounds that would work Jax, but after the tv coverage they should go back to the 10 seconds a pick thing lol.

JaxRed
12-06-2006, 10:20 PM
At least for 2 rounds that would work Jax, but after the tv coverage they should go back to the 10 seconds a pick thing lol.

True.....

cincinnati chili
12-06-2006, 11:30 PM
This will probably be brutal to watch for a year or two. A televised conference call. But it's a start. Eventually, this will be an event that interests more than just us hardcore baseball fanatics.

cincyinco
12-07-2006, 12:41 AM
If MLB would ever go to a "world draft" format, things could be even better. Instead we get "international signee day" and get to watch all the big teams gobble up the FA talent, per usual.

texasdave
12-07-2006, 11:06 AM
every available draftee should have a pre-determined, value-based numerical ranking...and then every time a team makes a selection their collective draft score would increase...

jmcclain19
12-07-2006, 12:15 PM
The Baseball America Rule V Draft Blog mentioned this again today


9 a.m.: And Roy Krasik of Major League Baseball is about to start. If all the plans come together, one of MLB's broadcast partners--ESPN, Fox or new partner Turner Broadcasting--will put together something similar and televise the Rule 4 draft, also known as the amateur or first-year player draft. First comes roll call, and then the picks . . . as soon as we hear 'em, we'll type 'em.

Topcat
12-11-2006, 05:33 AM
Call me crazy but this is the equivalent of Christmas to me lo, course no matter what I always watch the Blue-Grey game on Christmas day for football :D . Hey dirt lets do another draft of prospects and see over a period of time who builds an organization of kids? Redleader and us loved doing the draft and it will be fun!:D (After all love of the game and enjoying it is what has always been my passion ) But then again I am just a Pom-Pom waver of the Red's ;)

Gallen5862
12-11-2006, 10:01 AM
I like the idea of adding to our prospects draft Topcat.

dougdirt
12-11-2006, 06:23 PM
I am in!

BigREDSfaninKY
12-11-2006, 07:46 PM
Where can one find a list of prospects (top 50 or 100) where you don't have to pay a premium fee?

Topcat
12-14-2006, 06:47 PM
I like the idea of adding to our prospects draft Topcat.

:thumbup: Awesome let's get "'er Dunn lol.:thumbup:

BoydsOfSummer
12-16-2006, 04:13 PM
I think I remember ESPNY televising the draft one year. Keith Olberman hosted it. It didn't go over well. Since the kids are relatively obscure, unlike the college footballers, it just didn't have enough flash for ESPNY I suppose.

I liked it, but I'm geeky that way.

Topcat
12-16-2006, 04:36 PM
I think I remember ESPNY televising the draft one year. Keith Olberman hosted it. It didn't go over well. Since the kids are relatively obscure, unlike the college footballers, it just didn't have enough flash for ESPNY I suppose.

I liked it, but I'm geeky that way.


Stay geeky then :beerme:

cincyinco
12-23-2006, 12:49 AM
Are you sure Boyds?

I didn't think the MLB draft had EVER been televised..

BoydsOfSummer
12-26-2006, 02:01 PM
Unless I dreamed it, it happened. It might have been just the first few rounds but I swear I remember Keith Olbermann hosting a draft show. Maybe it was a draft preview show, but I don't recall it that way.