Comments on: 2012 Draft Bonus Pools Are Set http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: cyrilcroun http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12643 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12643 Well, if nothing else, at least the draft picks should sign their contracts sooner so that they can get some professional playing time in before the season is over.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12637 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12637 It is what it is.  No more hi-jacking by Boras, no more Alvarez BS deals.  Pluses outway the minuses for me.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12627 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12627 Should have said first ten rounds.

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By: Steve http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12625 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12625 ” The Pirates will have $3,663,500 to spend on the remaining ten picks in the first round,”
Did you mean on the 10 picks after the first (8th overall) pick? 

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12622 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12622 No doubt.  Between these draft guidelines and the expanded playoffs (which was NOT done to help teams like the Bucs, Royals, Padres, etc…but to ensure NY and BOS will continue to be in the playoffs more often…bank on that), could it be anymore evident that Bud knows who he wants to succeed? 

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12621 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12621 Still not sure he would turn down $6-7 mill if it were offered again.  With Bedard, Burnett, Barmes, Barajas…holy crap, are we trying for a bootleg version of the Killer B’s?  He’d have to see that they are better than last year. I’m just sooo shocked he wouldn’t take it over retirement.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12619 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:16:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12619 The thing about the $2.9 M is that there’s not much of a chance for a bigger payday in the future. This is basically hard slotting. A high school player would have to be one of the top picks in the draft three years down the line to get a significant raise over the $2.9 M this year.

Based on this year’s slot prices, a player would have to move up to 4th overall in 3 years to get an extra $1.3 M.

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By: Thom Kay http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12618 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12618 Will the Pirates be more inclined to take college players with their early picks? 

8th overall is pretty high, but a high school kid might not be convinced that $2.9M is worth skipping college.  College picks have always been lower risk as far as getting them to sign, but without huge bonus offers, it seems high school kids will be much bigger risks. 

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12616 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12616 Thank goodness Bud and the boys put an end to that over the top abuse of the system that the Pirates were engaging in. Gotta stop that extravagant spending.

If our budget is only $6.5, Boston’s must be really low since they pick late in round 1? No, you say, they get a bigger pool? What the heck?!?!

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By: joegoodman29 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/2012-draft-bonus-pools-are-set.html#comment-12614 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=25940#comment-12614 Hey D Lee, Come sign back on in Pittsburgh.  We’ll give you a chance to play everyday.

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