Yesterday I posted part one of my interview with Neal Huntington from last week. Part two focuses on the MLB draft, as well as the international market:
You've got the first pick in the draft this year. What goes in to selecting a guy when you've got your choice of anyone in the draft? At what point do you say "this is the guy we want to have"?
Unfortunately we've had a lot of high picks, we've had two twos and a four since we've been here. The process really doesn't change, except that we know come draft day we're going to get the guy on our board, no matter what, and that's a good feeling. We'd rather not pick one, we'd rather pick 30 at some point, hopefully sooner than later we'll be there. The process is the same as it's been really since day one of getting here. You can't go in to it looking at 2-3 guys, because what if you have two injuries and a bad year? You've got to take the same approach, and throw the net out, and cast it as wide as you can, wit...
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