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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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This is the date in Mets history
2008: Bernie Madoff is arrested by the FBI and charged with securities fraud. He was allegedly involved in a multi-billion dollar Ponzi program that resulted in thousands of people losing their savings. Mets owner Fred Wilpon and shareholder Saul Katz did a lot to Madoff and lost a lot of money to his arrest.
2015: Michael Cuddyer Goes in pension. Cuddyer spent 15 years in the majors, his last in Queens. He was an important part of the Mets National League Championship team. Although he didn’t have the best season on the field (.259 / .309 / .391, 10 home runs and 41 RBI), his off-field presence was very effective for the young ball club.
Let’s go Mets!