Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
Then why are players from Canada eligible for the draft and not the free-for-all? I mean, I know the U.S. could take over Canada at any time, but we haven't, at least not yet ;-)
Canada has a very established school system. Their culture is more closely tied to ours. They are seen as more equal, with it's citizens having the same opportunities as those in the U.S.
Not so much in the DR, Venezuela etc. Japan has it's own system that prevents kids from joining MLB.
MLB really, really needs to add the world to the draft. plain and simple. make it fair.