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2008 Draft Chatter

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:44 am

Rays will take Beckham with first pick

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080605&content_id=2844900&vkey=draft2008&fext=.jsp

I really like Pedro Alvarez, but if this guy can be as good as advertised I think we made the right move.

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Re: 2008 Draft Chatter

Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:21 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Rays will take Beckham with first pick

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080605&content_id=2844900&vkey=draft2008&fext=.jsp

I really like Pedro Alvarez, but if this guy can be as good as advertised I think we made the right move.

Thoughts?




Alvarez cost himself the first overall pick in the draft with his signing demands and his play after the injury. They were 1A and 1B before the season with Alvarez being the closer more power driven player where as Beckham was the better set of tools. We made the right choice seeing how Alvarez's 2008 season has gone.
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Re: 2008 Draft Chatter

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:32 am

raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:Rays will take Beckham with first pick

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080605&content_id=2844900&vkey=draft2008&fext=.jsp

I really like Pedro Alvarez, but if this guy can be as good as advertised I think we made the right move.

Thoughts?




Alvarez cost himself the first overall pick in the draft with his signing demands and his play after the injury. They were 1A and 1B before the season with Alvarez being the closer more power driven player where as Beckham was the better set of tools. We made the right choice seeing how Alvarez's 2008 season has gone.


Rays scouts say he is pieces from the following guys: J. Upton, BJ Upton, Orlando Hudson, and Brandon Phillips. (Not bad company) I listened to Beckham on the radio yesterday and he sounds like a great young man. He sounds very down to earth and has a good head on his shoulders. Very good to see
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Re: 2008 Draft Chatter

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:08 am

I love the Lobstein pick in the 2nd round, I just hope we don't regret not picking Melville in the 4th round.
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Re: 2008 Draft Chatter

Postby deerayfan072 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:29 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I love the Lobstein pick in the 2nd round, I just hope we don't regret not picking Melville in the 4th round.


I agree. I was also glad to see the Rays address the lack of true prospects we have in position players in our system. Temptation is always to get more arms, but we were in need of some more position players. Overall I think the Rays did a great job.

Is Jeremy Beckham good as well? I have seen some people like him a lot :-?
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Re: 2008 Draft Chatter

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:59 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
Is Jeremy Beckham good as well? I have seen some people like him a lot :-?



Jeremy is not a prospect, but he could be a good pick for us. If he helps settle Tim down any at all being so far away from home, he will be worth the money we pay him.
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