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Can a team improve, while losing?

We are all A's fans, and want them to be the best they can be, but will it behoove the A's to lose more? Over the past 7 or 8 years, besides 2006, the A's have been bad, but not terrible. This has led to a draft position no higher than 9th. The A's would benefit from a top 5 pick, top 3 would be optimal. Therein lies the dilemma. Can a team improve while losing? Does the experience the young players get while losing, be the same as if they were winning. The Rivercats have won almost every year they have been in existence, so we know that winning in the minors doesn't correlate to the pro's. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending which side of the stats fence you are on. There will not be a stat that can be extrapolated for the human mind, and the effect winning has on a young player. Even some former players are divided. Some will say the young player sitting on the bench of a winning team will learn better how to win and improve just by watching, compared to a evenly matched player, PLAYING, on a losing team.

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