Comments on: Gerrit Cole Seeing the Downside of the Late Signing Deadline http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Crowsnest_Mike http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12972 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 22:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12972 As a teacher, I can tell you that spelling isn’t as important as content.  And I give your content a 100%.  That’s an A+, and it’s not on a spelling test.  So last century.  haha 

Tim, keep up the good work and I’m counting the days til I get to Bradenton.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12911 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12911 John brings up a good point. MLB wouldn’t allow the deals early, even if Cole wanted to sign early. And it wasn’t just Boras who held out until the deadline. Danny Hultzen held out until the deadline, and he was also a college junior.

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By: steve-O K http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12908 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12908 Cole is a workhorse.  Seems to me that his arm needed a break anyway after pitching well over 100 innings at UCLA.  Although it would have been nice to see him in action, the health of his arm is far more important.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12903 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12903 I just can’t agree that his choice of agent was irrelevant.  I mean, a college junior picked first overall refuses to sign until the deadline?  What leverage do you have at that point?  I mean, maybe he made another million, at most, the sides are never that far apart on their negotiations.  I just think it’s ridiculous that, knowing he was going to sign anyhow, he chose to set himself back 6-8 months in his career.  Now, maybe he wasn’t directly involved in the negotiations, which was likely, just taking ques from the agent in a weekly call or something.  Either way, he’s the player, it’s his fault.  Not that I’m necessarily irate over this; he got his innings in via fall workouts and the Arizona league.  However, I find it difficult to argue that he wouldn’t be closer to making the team at some point this year if he had signed earlier. 

Once again, yay to the only change in the CBA that made any sense

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12897 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12897 His choice in agent was irrelevant, no over slot picks sign before the deadline. In the old system MLB would not approve them even if a deal was struck. At least the new CBA means we get these guys on July 15th now.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12890 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 02:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12890 Glad we could stick to the topic at hand….Ya know, the fact that Cole screwed himself out of being in a Pirate uniform this season because he hired a jerk for an agent.  The one thing that the new CBA actually got right was an earlier signing date.  

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By: mikez09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12883 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12883 Tim, I understand you are typing these articles on a laptop at ST, as opposed to the dork who is sitting in his cubical and critiquing your grammer/spelling etc.. I could care less about how articulate you are. I care about the content you deliver, which i personally think is the best of all sites dedicated to the Pirates! Keep up the great work Tim and all of us followers will forgive any spellcheck errors!!!!

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By: mikez09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12884 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12884 Tim, I understand you are typing these articles on a laptop at ST, as opposed to the dork who is sitting in his cubical and critiquing your grammer/spelling etc.. I could care less about how articulate you are. I care about the content you deliver, which i personally think is the best of all sites dedicated to the Pirates! Keep up the great work Tim and all of us followers will forgive any spellcheck errors!!!!

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By: Brian Bernard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12879 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 23:44:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12879 Really with the english lesson posts??? Go somewhere else, please. Tim I appreciate the coverage and the CONTENT of your site as much as any other out there. Keep up the great work!

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/03/gerrit-cole-seeing-the-downside-of-the-late-signing-deadline.html#comment-12871 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26260#comment-12871 Thanks for pointing that out. That was corrected earlier.

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