Comments on: Suddenly the draft looks great http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: MBG http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1233 Mon, 29 Jun 2009 19:02:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1233 Beckman has signed and is in Flroida he will pitch an inning to day

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1232 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:43:33 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1232 Link to the game story:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05178/529052.stm?loc=interstitialskip

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1231 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:41:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1231 I remember the situation with Molina. It was a game a few years ago where he was yelling at Pirates for stealing signs. He yelled at Bay (even though Bay saw like one pitch) and Daryle Ward as well.

Combine that with his career .323 average vs the Pirates, and his cocky attitude, and I don't like him.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1230 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:51:55 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1230 I'm not a fan of Molina or Tony LaRussa.

It's actually from a situation that I don't remember specifically a few years ago, but ever since then I've not liked either Molina or LaRussa.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1229 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:48:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1229 What the hell does "dicketry" mean? What has Molina done to the Pirates?

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By: gorillagogo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1228 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:53:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1228 Great job on the recap Tim.

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By: UtesFan89 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1227 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 06:22:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1227 If you want to read more on the guys, I've got news articles/stats/scouting reports for all the guys linked to on my blog (save for Beckman… who I could find nothing on). It'll take some scrolling… I didn't make it just one post because other-wise it would've been too long.

On the draft… I really like the way the draft has ended up. They've taken quite a few high-upside pitchers that they will hopefully be able to sign and get into the system soon.

And it seems like they tried to fill the catching depth in the organization as well, which can't be a bad thing.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1226 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 04:25:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1226 It was easier because I was doing the updates on Twitter all day. Just had to put it all together, and add in other pieces I read. However, that's why I wasn't chatting much during the game tonight.

With a cheaper first round pick (and they kind of went with signability in rounds 2-3 too) they'll have extra money to sign more of these guys away.

Even with the six figure talk, I don't think every player will cost half a million to a million. Last year we got Freeman (Rd 16) for $150K. We got Jarek Cunningham (Rd 18) for $100 K. I think we can get a lot of these guys signed.

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By: Jim Rosati http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1225 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 04:14:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2009/06/suddenly-the-draft-looks-great.html#comment-1225 That had to have taken awhile. I think Huntington & Co. redeemed themselves with day 2.

There strategy of taking guys with signability issues was super sized, it seems like, from last year.

I was hoping they would go after these type of guys, I just did not expect them to take so many of them.

Now is the tough part…signing them.

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