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Draft compensation through free agency?


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 #18 (was the Mariners pick, compensation for the signing of Chone Figgins)

Pick #29 (was the Red Sox pick, compensation for the signing of John Lackey)

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.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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