If Gagne projects as the number one pitcher, you might run into competition. Going after Smoltz might be safer.
Come to think of it, if closers are so valuable, going after a Smoltz/Rivera/Wagner combo might be a tempting route...
Rhino Tuff wrote:I think he is trying to have the best of both worlds in my opinion. We get a taste of an auction but without the time it takes so therefore the sanke draft process.
Another interesting way of doing this is to submit sealed bids (with a pretermined budget, of course) for picks, with the highest bid submitted getting to pick first, then the second-highest bid, and so on all through the draft. This allows for the tactics used in dividing an auction budget and the assignation of salaries to players, yet the actual draft time is the same as in a serpentine format.