Comments on: Josh Bell Update: 60% Chance He Signs? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8452 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 23:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8452 The think is back when Griffey was younger, he was just a good looking prospect too.  I think this kid has copied Griffey’s style but that doesn’t take away that he is a very good looking prospect.

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By: Zach http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8437 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8437 Lol while I like the enthusiasm and think the kid looks great….Griffey? he was just about the best looking prospect ever.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8431 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8431 Would like to see him locked up.  He looks a lot like Griffey Jr. when he was younger.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8422 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 14:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8422 I don’t think it matters that he has an adviser.  Gerrit Cole had Boras too and still turned down the Yankees.  Boras loves college baseball and has steered many of his clients in to college.  Pedro Alvarez is another one.  I hope Bell signs but it wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t.

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By: Jimmy Cali http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8421 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 13:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8421 This is really good news if true.   We need someone like Bell in our system

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/07/josh-bell-update-60-chance-he-signs.html#comment-8418 Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=17149#comment-8418 I wonder what the 60% figure measures: 1) His general willingness to sign an acceptable contract or 2) the probability that the Pirates and Bell arrive at a figure acceptable to both?

Even if one believes Bell and his family adamantly want Josh to go to school, their likely remains a set composed of contracts that they would not turn down if one of them was offered by the Pirates. Most of those possible contracts are too outrageously large to consider feasible. What, then, defines the range of feasible contracts: $4M to $7M? More than $7M? That’s the real problem for outsiders like us. We have little information about the preferences of the team and its draft pick that’s specific and reliable.

I hope the Pirates sign Bell and Brown.

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