Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish

According to Baseball America, the Mets spent less money on the first 10 rounds of the draft than every other team in baseball. I realize that the Mets lacked a first-round pick, but that doesn't fully explain the paltry sum.

The Mets spent a total of $1.9 million on signing 7 of the 9 players they drafted in rounds 2-10.

Here's a comparison: the Red Sox had a first round pick and spent $1.1 million on him. After that, they picked a few spots after the Mets for the rest of the draft. They spent a total of $4.6 million in rounds 2-10, signing 8 of 9 players.


Bryan said...

Maybe they only picked dollar pots

Fred Coupon said...

I love how the Bud Selig is cockteasing the Mets with an All Star Game in return for their foolish draft slot compliance. There's been no announcement and probably won't be one for five years.