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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby J35J » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:16 am

KC getting 2 top 15 picks and will sign them both!! ;-D
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:40 am

cardinal1975 wrote:The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.


Not if Melville signs.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:45 am

Tavish wrote:
cardinal1975 wrote:The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.


Not if Melville signs.

Are the Royals going to give him top dollar?
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby J35J » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:50 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Tavish wrote:
cardinal1975 wrote:The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.


Not if Melville signs.

Are the Royals going to give him top dollar?


They are sitting on a decent size amount of cash....I'm not sure Moore would fool around with drafting him if he didn't think he had a solid shot at signing him. We'll see, should be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:50 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Tavish wrote:
cardinal1975 wrote:The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.


Not if Melville signs.

Are the Royals going to give him top dollar?

I hope there was at least some forethought before picking him. They took two guys in Hosmer and Melville that both had some really high signing bonus ideas coming into the draft. I don't think they would waste a 4th round pick with no intention of paying well above the slot. So far everything that I've heard is that the chances of getting Melville signed are fairly good, his momma is happy the Royals took him, his high school coach says Melville wants to start his pro career (also said he is a tremendous hitter).

It is sort of a make or break draft for Royals fans. In terms of talent selected I really do believe the Royals came out way ahead in the first round. If they go from a day like this to having Hosmer or Melville not sign due to tight pockets from the organization it will be a major blow to the fan base. But if they do end up dropping $4-$6 million bonuses to both these players then, even if they never pan out, it sends an encouraging signal.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby J35J » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:56 am

Tavish wrote:I hope there was at least some forethought before picking him. They took two guys in Hosmer and Melville that both had some really high signing bonus ideas coming into the draft. I don't think they would waste a 4th round pick with no intention of paying well above the slot. So far everything that I've heard is that the chances of getting Melville signed are fairly good, his momma is happy the Royals took him, his high school coach says Melville wants to start his pro career (also said he is a tremendous hitter).

It is sort of a make or break draft for Royals fans. In terms of talent selected I really do believe the Royals came out way ahead in the first round. If they go from a day like this to having Hosmer or Melville not sign due to tight pockets from the organization it will be a major blow to the fan base. But if they do end up dropping $4-$6 million bonuses to both these players then, even if they never pan out, it sends an encouraging signal.


Yup, agreed 100%
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby King Tim » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:59 am

cardinal1975 wrote:The biggest steal had to be Smoak to Texas.


I agree 100%. I think he will have the most productive bat in this class.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:01 am

I hope they sign them. If they can afford to give Meche and Guillen monster contracts they should be able to spend on the draft.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Amazinz » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:07 am

It's not a waste of a pick because if he fails to sign they get it back (for next year).
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:25 pm

Amazinz wrote:It's not a waste of a pick because if he fails to sign they get it back (for next year).

Not in this case, the compensation picks only come into play for unsigned players from the first 3 rounds.
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