It was mentioned in the Juan Cruz thread that the Rangers maybe didn't want to sign Cruz because it would cost them a 2nd round draft pick.
And I respect not wanting to throw away draft picks unnecessarily. I recognize that picks have value, particularly for a team building from within.
However...I believe the Rangers' second round pick is #59 overall. The best players ever, taken at #59, in order:
At that point in the draft, you aren't getting a sure-fire major leaguer. You probably aren't getting a player as good as Juan Cruz.
Refusing to sign Cruz to a below-market 2/3 year deal because you don't want to lose a 2nd round pick doesn't make a ton of sense to me.