Re: So, the Dodgers are insanely rich
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Tougher to be smart when baseball limits your spending both in the draft and in international free agency, where smart teams were able to spend a lot of money. Now things are tiered to being "fair" with young talent, but for established talent it isn't even close to being fair. We are going to start seeing the rich just get richer because of these new "young talent" spending rules while the established talent spending is an open market to the highest bidder. So unless some team comes out and starts paying all of their minor league coaches like Major League ones, it is going to be real tough to gain an advantage by simply being smarter than other people when it comes to developing cheap talent.
It's a double edged sword. The reason why the Yankees have had, as of recent years, a top 5 to top 10 farm system is because they could outspend everyone in the draft and international signings. Now, I think you will see other teams be able to compete with the Yankees with the new rules. I see your point but on a whole I think it's a good thing.
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