Writers Bloc: Draft Dodger


Updated: June 4, 2003, 8:22 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Would you like to see baseball's amateur draft given the same kind of coverage that is given that of the NFL? Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune sure wouldn't! In fact, he thinks the NFL should take a page from baseball and tone the selection process way down.

  • And what of the talk of a global draft? It was a hot topic during this past off-season, but, as Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times writes, the talk hasn't gone very far since.

  • Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star reminds us that all that glitters is not gold when it comes to the amateur draft. He recalls a legendary prep slugger named Earl Cunningham on whom the Royals used a first-round pick in 1989. Earl who?
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.