I have a friend Chris who's a BYB reader and just all around great guy. He recently sent me an email about the way MLB handles the draft. I found it very interesting, and so, I've decided to publish it, with his permission. I wanted to get your thoughts. Thanks Chris... check this out ladies and gentlemen...The Major League Baseball leadership is always making statements that salaries are getting out of hand for small market teams. I agree that salaries are just too high, and it trickles down to ticket prices for us fans.The drafting system in its current state is the cause of it. Each player that is drafted is locked in for a minimum of six years before they are available for the free agent market. The problem lies with the fact that the drafting system awards under-performance.It's...

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