MLB Team With Top 10 Pick Reportedly Considering Tanking Draft and Refusing to Sign Player in Disgusting Move

An MLB club with a top 10 pick is reportedly considering punting the Draft.
An MLB club with a top 10 pick is reportedly considering punting the Draft. / Mark Cunningham/Getty Images

With concerns over being able to turn a profit, the coronavirus crisis prompted Major League Baseball to trim the 2020 Draft, which is a little over 24 hours away, from 40 to five rounds. When you consider that this will result in countless prospects going undrafted, this settlement was initially viewed as harsh.

However, the latest buzz surrounding the event is downright disturbing. Per CBS Sports reporter RJ Anderson, one anonymous MLB team with a top 10 pick is considering punting the draft entirely. This means that the club would select a player without the intention of signing him, while "offering him the minimum" so that they can recoup a comp pick next year when he chooses not to sign.

Playing with a kid's future and working to delay his dream! MLB, everyone!

This is sickening. As if stalling the professional careers of hundreds of prospects wasn't enough, a multi-billion dollar organization is actually pondering ruining the career of an innocent youngster who worked his tail off to hear his name called on draft day.

The order of the first 10 picks reads as follows: the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels. Draw your own conclusions here -- plenty of cheapskates in that mix.

Keep an eye on these teams, folks, because one of them could carry out a method that is so callous we honestly didn't think any club would even consider stooping to it.