It is time for one of our favorite annual features, the Anti-Pennant Race, the race for the worst record in baseball. The reward for the “winner” is the first pick in next year’s amateur draft. This year is extra special as it marks the first time the Tampa Bay Rays are not a contender. In fact, last season the Rays became the first team to ever be awarded with the top pick in consecutive seasons (until recently, the top pick alternated between leagues), winning the Anti-Pennant in 2006 and 2007.
In the first year of this feature (2006), David Price was the clear favorite to be the top pick. Last year, without an obvious favorite for the top pick of the 2008 draft, we decided to name this feature after the inaugural namesake.
Without further ado, we present the 3rd Annual David Price Sweepstakes and the race for the top pick in the 2008 draft!
Just when we thought Seattle had rolled over and died down the stretch, they go and win their final 3 games. Meanwhile the Nationals went out over the weekend and lost their final 3 games, turning a 1-game deficit into a 1.5 game margin of victory.
Congratulations (?) to the WASHINGTON NATIONALS, winners of the 2008 David Price Sweepstakes.