Originally Posted by bearsfan_51
How is it cheap? You could have drafted him at any point.
Everyone benefits from certain loopholes. Simply from sucking, djp has been able to acquire Albert Pujols and Robinson Cano in the last two years.
I don't understand how being bad and acquiring the best available talent (something that is quite uniform throughout professional sports) is considered a loophole, but hey, thanks for the kind words.
And Xio, minor leaguers definitely DO matter. I've got Hosmer and Lawrie as 2 prime examples of that. The initial draft is/was ridiculously important, and minor leaguers are the best way (outside of my loophole drafting of Pujols/Cano) to make up ground.