If you look at active players, 2003 is the lone exception where more players from an earlier draft are still in the game than 2003.
Generally speaking 2003 was a horrific draft, probably the worst in the last 30 years in terms of player making the show and performing.
Based off of what?
Most things they have done, for the ML team and with the ML roster, points to them being cheap.
Yes we are seeing them do more with Intl FAs and they are putting some money into the organization, which is great to see...but there is only so much there and there is a lot more they aren’t spending on.
I prefer them to their dad but they still aren’t close to good yet.
THAT is an idea I can totally get behind.
I doubt the players will agree to a limit on pitchers, especially with a 26-man roster.
but it’s a great idea, which is probably why The Powers will ignore it.
If that is all you got from my reasoning why a veteran MLB player might chose not to play this season then I guess you miss the point. The "leagues", not divisions are different. I stand corrected, but it will likely not anywhere like a normal season, and if you can afford it, why end your career with an asterisk.