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. Last year marked the first season in which the Rays did not win the race, having won the Anti-Pennant in 2006 and 2007.

Without further ado, we present the 4th Annual David Price Sweepstakes* and the race for the top pick in the 2010 draft!

Notes on the Anti-Pennant Race...

  • Game. Set. Match? It looks like the Nationals will join the Rays as the only franchise to have the top pick in the draft two consecutive seasons.
  • Despite their 10th consecutive loss, the Orioles were eliminated from contention thanks to the Nationals 103rd loss yesterday.
  • The Pirates Could still make a run at this. They have 8 games remaining, 7 on the road, including a Wednesday double-header in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Nats’ next 3 games are at home against the Mets. And if there is a team that sucks more than the Nationals, it is that team from Queens.

*In 2006, the top pick was not a sure thing, but David Price was the clear favorite. Without an obvious favorite for the 2008 draft, we decided to name this feature after the inaugural namesake and have kept it ever since.

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