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What's wrong with the MLB draft

The MLB draft is screwed up -- and so are the "amateurs" asking for millions before they play an inning in the bigs.

Updated: December 6, 2004, 9:43 AM ET
By John Kruk | Page 2

I hate June. And it's for one reason and one reason only: the "amateur" draft.

The Padres had the No. 1 pick going into the draft earlier this week, and all the experts and analysts had them picking pitcher Jered Weaver or SS Stephen Drew. They didn't.

Why? One word -- signability.

The draft has become a ridiculous game between GMs, players and agents. It's all about who wants to go where, who will go where and -- most importantly -- for how much.

The worst ...

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