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Don't televise draft

Think MLB needs more exposure for its draft? Not when you consider how little impact top picks really have.

Originally Published: June 2, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Yes, it's that time of year again, when well-meaning baseball writers excoriate Major League Baseball for failing to turn the June draft into a media circus. Yes, it would be a lot of fun to see who your favorite team considers a big part of their future. And of course the NFL and the NBA both garner a great deal of valuable publicity with their televised drafts.

There are, on the other hand, two very good reasons why MLB should not promote the draft NFL/NBA-style.

Reason No. 1: It ...

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