Originally Posted by rdivaldi
With the current CBA in place, the right players will be drafted in the right place....at least until someone finds a loophole and Boras starts exploiting it. But until that day comes, the Sox will have no excuses to not go after the top talent when available.
Well, to be fair, this system actually forces teams to be more prepared, so it is not really a level playing field. You just can't throw money at guys anymore. That said, you have the ability to be really creative with money and spend less early to spend more later. Teams who just pick guys to sign in at slot and don't use money strategically tend to get hammered more by the scouts who write for websites and such (and not just ESPN, but a bunch of them).