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08-04-2013, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
Wow this team is brutal! On a brighter note though them sucking this weekend has really benefited my fantasy team.
It's also been good for draft positioning. If the season ended today the Phillies would have the 10th pick (tied for 9th worst with Toronto and the MLB tie-breaker is the previous season record of which Toronto was worse). There's a few teams bunched up around them with games in hand (Mets have 2, SF has 1) and the Phillies are 1.5 games out of the 5th worst record.

Being in the bottom 10 is important because it gives a team a top-10 draft pick which if that team signs a FA tendered a qualifying offer that team would retain their top-10 pick and forfeit their 2nd round pick instead. If the Phillies finish with the 11th worst record or better they would forfeit that first round pick for signing a qulaified FA.

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