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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Amazinz » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:13 pm

Ahh, didn't realize that. I thought that safety net extended further than the first three rounds. I think it makes the choice more curious then.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:18 pm

Amazinz wrote:Ahh, didn't realize that. I thought that safety net extended further than the first three rounds. I think it makes the choice more curious then.

It very well could be that the Royals have no idea if he would sign or not and just felt it was worth the risk. I'm just hoping for better planning than a whim.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:28 pm

I've read reports that the Royals knew he'd be a tough sign but that they will give it their best shot (and open up those pocket books.) If the Royals can manage to sign all their guys, they probably had the best draft this year IMO.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby AEMRICH » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:04 pm

Tavish wrote:Really makes me wonder what happened with Galloway.


i was wondering the same thing, he dropped a long way. I'm ok with it because i will likely be able to get him late in my draft next year since he wasn't a top pick
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:00 pm

Rays drafted the other Beckham
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:06 pm

Nice writeup about the first 30 picks by Baseball America here.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:26 am

deerayfan072 wrote:Rays drafted the other Beckham





That was pretty much a given after selecting Tim with the first overall pick.
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Re: 2008 Amatuer Draft Chat

Postby Sea Dog Fan » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:46 pm

I really like what the Red Sox did, they drafted a ton of high upside guys. Even though they're tough signs, the Red Sox have a financial advantage over most teams. Keith Law ranked the Red Sox with the second best day 1 draft, but the Red Sox did a lot of damage on Day 2 as well drafting Meyer and Marquis among others. Meyer is an extremely tough sign due to him wanting a lot of money and his strong commitment to Kentucky.
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