Comments on: Pirates Officially Announce Three Deals; Create More Bonus Pool Flexibility http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16321 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16321 And, as a college senior, I bet he’s seen the job market out there. A job is a job is a job.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16320 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16320 good point! Personally, I don’t care WHERE players are drafted as long as they’re good players!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16319 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16319 works for me! :)

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16307 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16307 Looks like we’ll have around 700K over slot bonus money to play with.
How would you guys look at spending that money ?
Most of you will know already that I feel very strongly about not giving the majority of this cash to Appel and Boras. So my suggestion would be:
100K to Appel (offering him 3 million which is only slightly over slot)
500K to Buehler
100K to entice one or two of the later round picks away from a college commitment (Rand, Russell, Waguespack, Pope, West, Zalewski).

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16298 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16298 Think of it as “trading picks”. The Pirates could use the extra money to try and sign 14th round pick Walker Buehler, who is a compensation/2nd round talent. Would you trade your 7th, 9th, and 10th round picks for an extra second rounder?

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By: John DiVito http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16297 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 01:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16297 This can’t be what they had in mind when they went to the new draft system. I really think it is a shame that teams have to draft inferior players in order to simply sign their previous picks…

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16296 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:26:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16296 Even in past years, ninth round picks were getting low bonuses if they were college seniors. Matt Hague only got $25,000 as a college senior in 2008.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16295 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16295 Just to further expand on Tim’s reply….in past years, Crumlich would be taken in the 30th round and sign for $5,000. Now with the teams using the Top 10 picks as “pool flexibility” for their draft cap, the Pirates said to Crumlich “If we draft you in the Top 10, will you sign for $5,000?” The answer was yes and here he is.

Same money for Crumlich, savings for the Pirates.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16294 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:50:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16294 Because he was a college senior with no leverage taken for signability reasons.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-officially-announce-three-deals-create-more-bonus-pool-flexibility.html#comment-16293 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=34048#comment-16293 Because its better than working at Sears? A la, Crash Davis. It’s called negotiating leverage…and he had none.

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