Seeing the 5 picks that the Angels have tonight got me thinking.
So, the Angels have 5 of the first 40 picks tonight. Here is the breakdown of there picks according to SB Nation's Angels blog:
Pick #30 - their pick
Pick #37 - Supplemental pick for losing Figgins
Pick #40 - Supplemental pick for losing Lackey.
Wouldn't it be better for the Pirates to let a player like Freddy Sanchez to leave through free agency and then receive two picks on the first day of the draft? I know this is one of the ideas used by Billy Beane, and it seems like a much better option than receiving a Tim Alderson.