One improvement in the Klentak era is we can clearly note that this management team drafts and signs their classes for seemingly fair amounts. They don't play unnecessary hardball with their picks to sign a flier, but they also don't draft kids with high picks that they are not sure they can sign.
This is generally good. Another team might have played hardball with Martin and drafted 4th and 5th rounders that needed at least slot. With the 3rd pick being protected that would have been a way to maximize talent. We don't seem to play those moneyball games with prospects though.