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Postby ensanimal » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:36 pm

Mets got Humber.

Weaver dropped because of signability. They say he wants Prior money, 8 figures.
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Postby perlick29 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:36 pm

ensanimal wrote:LA didn't go Moneyball style picking HS players.


Why would they? They always take HS players, unless I'm missing something, they're GM isn't Depodesta is it? it is a bum named Dan Evans.
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Postby donut » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:37 pm

does anyone know why weaver dropped so low? from being predicted a 1 or 2 pick to 12? that's a huge drop off just for financial considerations.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:38 pm

pokerplaya wrote:I haven't really been keeping up with my draft knowledge. Why did Weaver fall so far? I know his command was amazing and his stuff at least above average, didn't he project to be a lock to go top 3? Did something develop in the last week that I missed?

Also, who did the Mets go with with the 3rd pick, Niemann?

Mets went with Humber. I think Weaver fell because there was a lot of hype surrounding his name. Baseball America reported that although the hype machine loves him he isn't as respected by scouts and GMs.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:38 pm

perlick29 wrote:
ensanimal wrote:LA didn't go Moneyball style picking HS players.


Why would they? They always take HS players, unless I'm missing something, they're GM isn't Depodesta is it? it is a bum named Dan Evans.


Depodesta is GM
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:39 pm

Complete first round

1. Matthew Bush, SD
2. Justin Verlander, DET
3. Philip Humber, NYM
4. Jeff Niemann, TB
5. Mark Rogers, MIL
6. Jeremy Sowers, CLE
7. Homer Bailey, CIN
8. Wade Townsend, BAL
9. Chris Nelson, COL
10. Thomas Diamond, TEX
11. Neil Walker, PIT
12. Jered Weaver, ANA
13. Bill Bray, MON
14. Billy Butler, KC
15. Stephen Drew, ARI
16. David Purcey, TOR
17. Scott Elbert, LA
18. Josh Fields, CWS
19. Chris Lambert, STL
20. Trevor Plouffe, MIN
21. Greg Golson, PHI
22. Glen Perkins, MIN
23. Phillip Hughes, NYY
24. Landon Powell, OAK
25. Kyle Waldrop, MIN
26. Richie Robnett, OAK
27. Taylor Tankersley, FLA
28. Blake DeWitt, LA
29. Matt Campbell, KC
30. Eric Hurley, TEX
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Postby seanwiz1 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:39 pm

pirates took hometown kid catcher neil walker
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:39 pm

the other poster nailed it. the guy wants ridiculus money. ESPN's mock draft actually had him falling to the yankees :-P since they were the only team that would pony up the dough

yeah, like we want another weaver :-t

he also might have taken a hit because his brother is a head case. Drew dropped for similar reasons
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Postby perlick29 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:41 pm

ensanimal wrote:
perlick29 wrote:
ensanimal wrote:LA didn't go Moneyball style picking HS players.


Why would they? They always take HS players, unless I'm missing something, they're GM isn't Depodesta is it? it is a bum named Dan Evans.


Depodesta is GM


Thanks for setting me straight. In that case I am absolutely shocked because he did study after sudy on how college players are more reliable. Maybe there is some ownership conflict here with who they wanted.
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Postby KPucks » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:42 pm

donut wrote:does anyone know why weaver dropped so low? from being predicted a 1 or 2 pick to 12? that's a huge drop off just for financial considerations.


Yes. He wanted 10 million (like Prior) he isn't projcted to be more than a #3 starter. There is no one in this draft that would be pojected as a top 3 talent in most drafts, so a lot of teams don't want to give that much money to players that might not be great.
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