Dan Duquette, GM of the Boston Red Sox, made several comments pertaining to the team today, including this nugget:
The team has conducted a mock draft of the players that would be dispersed by the contraction of two teams. Duquette would not say whom Boston picked. Asked if salary would be a concern, Duquette said, "We would be looking for the player that could help us the most and for the longest time."
Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't this statement way, way premature? First of all, contraction is nowhere near being a certainty. Secondly, it is not known whether there would be a draft (and what order teams would pick), or if all players would become free agents. And even if this were all planned out, does he think he has ANY idea who would be available at the 16th pick, assuming the draft went in order of worst-record?
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