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Postby Wozzyck » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:41 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:God I have a major block right now...

Who was the Yankee pitcher they signed in maybe 1990 as a rookie. I think they gave him a crapload of money and he destroyed his arm in a bar fight, never pitched one inning for the team...?

Someone obviously will know the name, I can't believe it's not coming to me...


Brien Taylor: he was the #1 overall pick in the 199? draft.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:43 pm

Wozzyck wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:God I have a major block right now...

Who was the Yankee pitcher they signed in maybe 1990 as a rookie. I think they gave him a crapload of money and he destroyed his arm in a bar fight, never pitched one inning for the team...?

Someone obviously will know the name, I can't believe it's not coming to me...


Brien Taylor: he was the #1 overall pick in the 199? draft.


YES, thank you. I think they paid him a crapload, but I don't remember the figure. Anyone know how much Stein gave him to sign?
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Postby Wozzyck » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:49 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:YES, thank you. I think they paid him a crapload, but I don't remember the figure. Anyone know how much Stein gave him to sign?


Actually he wasn't given all that much by today's standards (about a $1.5 million signing bonus), but it was significant at the time as it ushered in the era of huge signing bonuses to draft picks.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:08 pm

Taylor was a glass of water in the ocean compared to the damage done by Newman and teh rest of the stooges in the player development area. Yanks #1 draft selections:


1991: Brien Taylor (total bust)
1992: Derek Jeter (A+)
1993: Matt Drews (bust)
1994: Brian Buchanon (bust)
1995: Shea Morenz (bust)
1996: Eric Milton (well at least he made the majors and stuck)
1997: Tyrell Godwin (bust)
1998: Andrew Brown (bust)
Mark Prior (failed to sign)
1999: David Walling (bust)
2000: David Parrish (horrible bust)
2001: John Ford-Griffith (TBD...probable bust),
Bronson Sardinha
2002: Brandon Weedan
2003 Eric Duncan


That is pretty god awful. David Parrish for pete's sake.
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Postby DannyMyron89 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:37 am

Yoda wrote:
jellyroll wrote:i don't know many million a year firemen and cops. Otherwise I'm in the wrong profession.

DannyMyron89 wrote:Baseball players getting paid 10 times more then firemen and cops, its rediculious, the play a childrens game and travel and eat for free, and they bitch and moan and strike about 10 million instead of 12 million, its just ridiculious


Yeah according to Danny Boy, firemen and cops are getting 1-1.2 Mil per year.


ok more than 10 times more a year, wow i make one mistake and you all jump down my throat.... athletes are paid too much money, bottom line...
how did colon win the cy young??

the world is comming to an end...woody paige has a Hall of Fame vote
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:03 am

J.D. Drew- with Stl and now LA gives him 5yr/55 million

E. Milton- Reds paying 25 million for a batting practice pitcher

E.Gagne- 2yr/19 million and he's hurt for all of this year atleast

Jury may still be out but.. A. Beltre- 5yr/64 million and 11.4 this year for 5 HR's? That's almost 2.3 million per HR so far. That's more than the fan got for Barry Bonds record breaking HR ball. Yikes!!
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