Red Stripe wrote:sooner711 wrote:Madison wrote:The mocks really get to rolling in February. Pretty pointless to do one this early with all the free agents out there, and trades yet to be made. Wait another couple of months, there's still plenty of offseason left.
Then again, we do have a few already going (don't know why), so you never know.
May be pointless for you, but it would certainly help me out.
No worries guys . Wasn't trying to rain on your parade or anything, but I'm curious as to why do a mock so early, when it won't be accurate? How is that beneficial in any way?
Take Soriano for example. You have your projections and what you are willing to spend on him. Now say he gets traded to the Mets and has to hit in Shea. Doesn't that severly change your projections and dollar value for him? How about Zito pitching in Texas instead of Oakland?
Just a couple of the many examples that will toast a mock draft done this early.
About the only benefit I can see of doing a mock this early is to get used to drafting from every spot in the order, but even that would have to be taken with a grain of salt when all is said and done because it wouldn't be accurate, and that's also a snake draft, not an auction. I just don't see a reason to do an auction this early. Maybe you can enlighten me?