Morning Briefing: A Plan To Keep MLB Teams From Fueling Up

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Good morning Mets fans!

Jayson Stark from The athlete wrote an article on an efficient way to keep teams from refueling without making many changes to Major League Baseball.

His plan is for MLB to roll back the draft. The teams that miss with the best record will be selected first in the draft, while the teams with the worst record will receive lower picks. This would give teams an incentive to win every season and keep them from refueling.

The main reason teams tank up is because they are looking for a higher draft pick. This idea would reverse that. Play well and get a good selection in the draft next year.

While it’s not a foolproof plan, it’s a good potential building block for MLBs if they really want to quit fueling without disturbing anything else.

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