Re: BA: Draft Order
Beane also overdrafted a few of those guys, which lessened his chances for hitting it big. This is why I am upset about how much they have been spending on some of these FAs. Come draft day, we'll see a few of these picks as being reaches b/c of monetary concerns.
He signed J Brown for $350k while the next pick got $1.05 million. Also got Teahen under slot ($725k when pick before went for $875k) and Stanley way under slot ($200k when next pick got $567k).
Obviously the draft is a crapshoot and obviously I don't think Cincy is going to strike gold with in 2007, but I'd rather see them draft the best player available and pay them than someone who will be an easy sign.