This is the key part of guernsey's quote that will apply to the Reds If the signing team is picking in the first half of the first round, they lose their second-rounder instead of their first-rounder.
We're not going to lose a first rounder if we go after a Type A free agent - not that there's much out there in the way of pitching.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids