Comments on: Mark Appel Rumors: Moving on From Appel? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17452 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17452 “Jim Callis ‏@jimcallisBA

Pirates did not sign 1st-rder Mark Appel. mlbdraft”

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By: Chris O'Rorke http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17447 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17447 the biggest thing in Appel’s negotiating power is his age. 20 years old today. you know when kids are usually the beneficiary of July, August birthday yeah well he’s the other way like May birthday that plays with the older kids. i had to read this stupid book The Theory of Success and they talked about most kids in Canada that made it to NHL were right after the cutoff birthday bc they got the advantage of maturing faster, etc. for my paper i looked at the Pens and most of our BEST players were not around that cutoff date for hockey which was like January or February. that leads me to this point, the best talent rises to the TOP, no matter the birthday and that is what i wrote about in my paper. i could argue playing against older and bigger kids his whole life has made him a better player. he’ll come back this time next year at the ripe age of 21 going on 22 and he should start in AA ball. he will be a top 3 pick after dazzling again and hopefully improving on his numbers. next year we’ll be lucky to get a David Dahl type talent at #9 overall, which is the route we would have taken. i got nothing but love for Mark Appel and wish him the best, but you are all bitter Pittsburghers and that’s the way we roll

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17443 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17443 We just signed Max Moroff for $300k…even LESS money for Appel. Love it.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17442 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17442 How so? As of this morn, they had about 800k to spend for overslotting (including Appel). They gave $25k away to Hurst. I would imagine they gave Ross more than $138k slot to sign. That takes away from our $800k that we can give Appel above $2.9mil.

How does that make us give Appel what he wants? Makes no sense.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17438 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17438 John….that is what I meant by the “+2.9 mil”….the money over the slot that we’d give him that we saved on other slot picks. I knew the $2.9 is ‘history’

Ie, the 600+k that we have, plus the 5% up to penalty.

sorry I wasn’t clearer….after I posted I wondered if I was vague.

Overall a moot point since we appear to have signed Ross (yay!).

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17433 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17433 That money is gone unless Appel signs. If he doesn’t sign our pool drops to just over $3 million, it doesn’t change the 600k we have to work with for Thomas and Buehler (who I really doubt we can get).

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By: Jim Civis http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17432 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 18:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17432 If that were the case, it would mean that the Pirates busted their allotted pool, which is nonsense. You might as well sign Appel for what he wants in this scenario.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17424 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17424 Curious to find out what this supposed mlb intervention might be about and this so called flaw in the rules.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17420 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:25:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17420 John….we got those guys done under the OLD rules. Bora$$ may be trying to pull some kind of fast one. Plus, I’d like us to sign Ross, Buehler, Thomas, etc. We’d need some of the Appel +2.9m money to do it.

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By: Bucs666 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-rumors-deadline-day.html#comment-17415 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36199#comment-17415 Absolutely true, John. When the Pirates drafted Appel, everybody realized that this was going to come down to the last minute. Yet now, some people seem to be freaking out. I do believe that he will sign, but if he doesn’t, so what? The team will take the ninth pick in the draft next year and everything will be fine and dandy.

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