Comments on: What is Josh Bell Worth? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/what-is-josh-bell-worth.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 19 May 2014 16:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/what-is-josh-bell-worth.html#comment-8755 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 02:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18145#comment-8755 Good article Tim…..My personal opinion is, if he rejects $4.5 mil then let him go and take the pick in next years draft. That would give us at least 3 picks in the top 2 rounds(free agent compensation picks possible) in a draft that will probably have a hard slotting system in place. I looked at it this way from the door: It’s a win win situation. Either you get him or you get 2 picks in the 2nd round next year….

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/what-is-josh-bell-worth.html#comment-8747 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18145#comment-8747 One would have to make $50k/year for 90 years to earn $4.5m (gross).

I cannot think of many people that would say they would take “the college experience” over $4.5m, especially when the team would probably also give Bell 5 years of college ON TOP of that.

Just sayin’…

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/what-is-josh-bell-worth.html#comment-8746 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18145#comment-8746 I couldn’t agree more.  If Pirates offer $4 million that would be difficult to pass up.  There would be a lot of risk for Bell to go to school and top that offer in a couple years.  Is his future not in pro baseball? Do the baseball reporters really believe he turns down the money to go to college?  There was no more a ridiculous rumor this summer than the one that said Bell may not even sign for $10 million. Really?  Really?!  Boras always throws out crazy high #s for possible contracts with his players.  Why?  Because every now and then a GM talks themselves into a $100 million for Barry Zito.  All the #s for Bell coming from unnamed sources is just really Boras feeding those reporters the cited #.  Boras is controlling all of the information on Bell trying to drive up the offer from the Pirates.  Tough to know what the Pirates are offering, but if it is close to $4 million I believe he signs.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/08/what-is-josh-bell-worth.html#comment-8745 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 17:21:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=18145#comment-8745 Tim……….which one of you is “Dale Berra’s Stash” on the Only Bucs Fan Forum?

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