Originally Posted by Daver
More expensive in what way?
Drafting Beckham, Big Frank, Black Jack, Buehrle, or any other top-flight player means you do not have to trade for him later and you get him at an arbitration-level salary for a few years before free agency.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell