The Flawed FAAB Process

This week’s ESPN Insider column, appearing every Friday.

Last week, in the Tout Wars Mixed Auction league, the pearl of the free agent pool was the just-anointed closer for the Washington Nationals, Blake Treinen (pictured). This is a player who would have gone for $15-$20 at the draft had he been named a week sooner. Instead, the Touts spent $5 on the earlier presumptive pick, Shawn Kelley, and $6 on the rumored-on-Draft-Day pick, Koda Glover.

Once Treinen was officially named, nine of the 15 owners opened up their wallets, tossing in a . . .

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