Comments on: Pirates Draft Josh Bell http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:36:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7329 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7329 Would much rather see them spend 4-even 4 plus for a legit #15 pick than spend that for a ham & egger middle infield free agent. Coonely & Boras must know each other enough to horsetrade a mutually satisfactory agreement. Neither is a fool, and could turn out a win x 3, Pirates, Boras and the player!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7319 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 04:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7319 If Pirates offer $3.5 – $4 million to Bell, that would be tough for him to decline.  Also would be more money than recommended slot if he was drafted 15th overall, which is where Baseball America had him ranked for this year.  Shrewd way for Boras to get more money for his client.  Instead of negotiating with a team who would have drafted  Bell in mid first round and trying to get the team to move up from that slot/$$ recommendation, Boras now has the team negotiating against the college commitment competely decoupled from slot recommendations.  I’m sure Boras told Huntington it will take $6 million.  Either way, we know negotiations will go right to the deadline.  Trust me, the kid is signable.   Buccos just need to make strong enough offer.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7318 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 01:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7318 May have to take win/win comment back! The more I think about it, wasn’t the Pirate second selection suppsed to be like #33? I thought that they would
come up right behind the last (#32?) pick of the first round, ala Pro Football
scenarios. What up with that? Did they sneak in with 28 new teams already,or were there that many supplemental picks??!

Maybe the pick scared off teams so that he’d draw an overslotting team like the Pirates (who are starting to look like an up & coming team!!) If Boras is his agent, despite announcing he isn’t evenreally interested , well, let the (financial) games begin!!!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7317 Wed, 08 Jun 2011 00:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7317 Don’t see how not signing him pays off. 62nd next year doesn’t seem like it might net a strong pick. Dealing with Boras the snake twice in the early rounds for a guy who says he’s not going to sign…lose, lose IMO. Hope it works out and for reasonable money. Pirates F.O. strong on guts or stupid?

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7316 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 23:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7316 With Cole surely getting a major league deal, seems like the Pirates could spread his bonus out over a few years to lighten the load.  Similar to what they did with Pedro.

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By: Dan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7312 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 21:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7312 Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too!

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7309 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7309 Good analysis of the potential strategy – I like it.  This might be the last year before “hard slotting”, so that increases the Pirates negotiating position too.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7308 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7308 Like the top 3 picks, might take about 15mil to sign them, with a normal 10-11 mil budget I don’t know how they are going to pull this off.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/06/pirates-draft-josh-bell.html#comment-7307 Tue, 07 Jun 2011 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=11691#comment-7307 Wondering if the Pirates were figuring they have at best a 50/50 chance of signing him, & if it doesn’t pan out, they have a much higher round 2 pick next year than they would, if they can stay close to .500…they would, in effect, be stockpiling for next year. If he does sign by paying well over slot; great. Either way, pretty shrewd, if that’s their thinking. As C. Sheen might say re:either scenario: WINNING!!

burghdood

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