Mark Armour has a nifty piece over at The Baseball Analysts about the Yankees first free agent draft. It’s a must-read for Yankee fans, who may or may not know that Reggie Jackson was not the Yankees first–or second or third–cherce in 1977. Armour details what went down and asks, what would have happened if the Yankees had gotten their man, Bobby Grich? Who knows if they would have won two straight World Serious’? Oscar Gamble would have never left, Bucky Dent would have never been a Yankee, Billy Martin may have slept a bit better at night, and the Yankee clubhouse would have been a more harmonious–and for the sportswriters, dull–place. Without Reggie, there would have been no Bronx Zoo, and, who knows, maybe Grich would have eventually made the Hall of Fame.