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by dmcdougal » Mon May 07, 2007 8:00 pm
by MadThinker88 » Mon May 07, 2007 8:18 pm
by consigliere » Mon May 07, 2007 10:14 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 08, 2007 1:13 am
dmcdougal wrote:I just wanted to throw this story out there in case some of you missed it today. It is the first time that the MLB will be shown on television.I thought this was interesting because I've never seen how the MLB draft works. It's on June 7th, so I'm sure that I'll try and catch some of it just so I can see how it works. Is anyone else interested in watching the MLB Draft on ESPN? I think it's a pretty cool story.
by Kuiper » Tue May 08, 2007 2:49 am
Consigliere wrote:Trust me, it will make for horrible TV. First, there are NO trades of draft picks. Also, it is one large conference call, and the GMs or reps from each team usually make picks within minutes/seconds of each other. All you get, for example, is "This is Mark Shapiro, GM Cleveland Indians, and we select XXXX from XXXXXX." Then a few seconds later, "This is Brian Sabean, GM San Francisco, and we select XXX from XXXX." Truly the oddest thing to follow. Nothing remotely close to the NBA and NFL drafts.
by consigliere » Tue May 08, 2007 8:26 am
by Kuiper » Tue May 08, 2007 12:01 pm
Consigliere wrote:I don't think the MLB draft could ever really succeed. It will be cool that it is on TV as you can check it out if you want.....but the difference between the MLB draft and the NBA/NFL draft is people usually know who the guys are who are drafted in the first few rounds because college basketball and football are on the TV and talked about everyday. Can't say the same for college baseball or high school baseball.
by consigliere » Tue May 08, 2007 1:12 pm
Kuiper wrote: the real problem is that there is an active minor league in baseball and virtually no draft pick is going to have an effect on your team in the next season or two. That certainly reduces the instant infusion of optimism for next season that the other drafts provide. Nevertheless, for a network that televises all sorts of niche activities like poker and billiards and strong man competitions, the baseball draft is a perfect way to capitalize on the obsessive quality of certain fans that frequent internet message boards. Moreover, they will draw in experts and draft guides and the size of that niche audience will grow. It's a very marketable commodity because the demographics of the followers will be in the sweet zone for advertisers. It's also fairly cheap to televise it.
by MadThinker88 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:27 pm
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