Originally Posted by rdivaldi
But that's not the only thing you get when you finish with a bad record. You also get more slot money to spend in the draft and more money to spend during the international signing period. It's not just a higher draft pick...
Which is all still less important than the development of younger guys already at the MLB level. Avisial Garcia, Gordon Beckham, Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, etc.. These guys are going to have a greater impact on how well the Sox are able to rebound than some kids who aren't even in the system yet.
Worst case scenario for this team still looks like a Top 10 overall pick. They'll be fine.