• 2009 Draft Bill: $6.185M (approx.)

    Posted by on August 19th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    According to Baseball America’s draft database*, the Yanks signed 27 out of the 49 players they selected.  Because bonus terms were not disclosed for all 27 of these draftees, it’s hard to know how much more the Yanks shelled out beyond the $6,185,000 they gave to 11 of their newest bonus babies.

    BA also broke down the total bonus figures for each team’s top 10 draftees.  That information can be found here.

    As I’ve been complaining all week, my personal feeling is that there’s no reason why the #1 revenue team in baseball should be coming in behind other MLB teams in this particular area of player procurement.

    -Posted by MJ

    *I would post a link but because this info is hidden behind their pay-content wall, I don’t think non-subscribers would get to see the info…

    Comments on 2009 Draft Bill: $6.185M (approx.)

    1. August 19th, 2009 | 3:08 pm

      According to Baseball America, the Mets spent the least amount of money on top draft picks of any team in the major leagues, totaling $1.9 million on seven players.

      http://www.metsblog.com/2009/08/19/news-the-new-york-matz/

      Some difference, huh?

    2. MJ
      August 19th, 2009 | 3:16 pm

      Indeed. It’s laughable and pathetic. The Mets draft strategy is even more back-asswards than the Yanks. They’re not only not going after signability guys but they’re generally staying at or under slot for their first rounders. Talk about a team with no vision or moxie in how they go about the draft.

      As a Yanks fan, believe me, I love it. Screw the Mets.

    3. Rich
      August 19th, 2009 | 8:30 pm

      Oppenheimer needs to have more hits than he has had to date.

    4. MJ
      August 20th, 2009 | 8:45 am

      Rich wrote:

      Oppenheimer needs to have more hits than he has had to date.

      I agree. The more I learn about this, the more I think he either needs help or perhaps be on the hot seat a little bit.

    5. August 16th, 2010 | 1:28 pm

      [...] their 50 selections for a total of $4.2M thus far.  By comparison, the Yankees spent approximately $6.2M in signing bonuses last [...]

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