And I'm going to make it after the jump, so all of you who say "why are we talking about (NBA/NFL/anything other than baseball) on a baseball blog???" can ignore it...
Last year, there was discussion on LSB about how the Mavs could have bought a late first round pick for $3 million, but the consensus from a lot of folks here was that that was too much and they were better off not spending the money.
This year, the Mavs have a late first rounder. If another team is willing to offer them $3 million for that pick, shouldn't the Mavs take the money and trade away the pick, under that same logic?
If not, why not?