Comments on: Draft Bonus Pool Updates http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:12:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html#comment-10891 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21898#comment-10891 Worst case is that you’d lose the first round picks for the following two seasons.

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By: Evan Gross http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html#comment-10890 Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21898#comment-10890 So the worst case for going over is you lose a first and second round pick the next year and have to pay double the money?

 All i know is if i was part of the management team I’d also evaluate the top level of talent for the following year as well as see who slips in this draft ala Josh Bell, if theres value there I would have no problems with the pirates going for broke again this year spending 15+ mil on draft picks and forfeiting some early round draft picks.

Wonder what Bud would do if the Pirates still spent over 10 mil on the draft even with his precious hard slotting system in place.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html#comment-10874 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21898#comment-10874 I can almost guarantee some team will try something next year that will tick Buddy boy off.
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Probably the Pirates! I think just showing up will do it!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html#comment-10870 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:37:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21898#comment-10870 So it appears the only way to gain flexibility is to sign some players for under slot. I suppose the best way to do this is by overdrafting a few players, sign them for the amount they would get if drafted based on their talent, and then use the money on others. It will be hard to gain much flexibility this way unless you vastly overdrafted in the first round. I don’t think it would be worth wasting your first round pick though.

I suspect there are plenty of details not public yet from this new CBA so there might be other ways to manipulate the system. I can almost guarantee some team will try something next year that will tick Buddy boy off.
 

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/draft-bonus-pool-updates.html#comment-10869 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21898#comment-10869 What is the 1st round draft pick is a high school pick that won’t sign for the recommended bonus or over the recommended slot value?

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