That is exactly his point. Now in the Nats case I don't believe it for a second, that is the BS company line coming from Mark Lerner, but I do agree with the concept as he states is applied by Tampa. If star players under 30 cost a fraction as much as the same players over 30, why hold on to our stars after they are no longer in arbitration as long as we have a constant pipeline from the farm?
For TB to work, they need better scouts to keep the influx of talent coming and better minor league coaches to make sure they are ready. If either if those is just average, they are the royals/pirates/Os/name your perpetual bottom feeding low budget team. I'd rather not bank on that stradegy here of it can be avoided