Today is the major league draft. Not for Iraq, for baseball (whew!).
The Angels got kinda screwed in that the best player they lost to free agency (GLAUS) was brittle and broken last year, so his signing did not render us a compensatory draft pick. Meanwhile, our signing of Orlando Cabrera lands our first round pick in the laps of the Beantown Bandwagoneers, but whatever, they can have it, we got Kendry and Jared, so this draft is all gravy.
We get the 37th and 58th picks in the draft as compensation for Detroit signing Percival. Yes, I know what you are saying, no rhyme or reason to this thing at all.