Comments on: Mark Appel Updates: Monday http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17256 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:17:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17256 I would love to see him not sign this year, then fall to the Pirates again in 2013 and have 0 negotiating leverage. Then, we go from a 3 million dollar bonus this year to a 650k bonus next year.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17244 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17244 What an annoying jerk this guy seems like. This is not the kind of stuff that will win you over with Pittsburghers.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17243 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17243 Thanks Kevin, in that case we indeed have very little to lose.

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By: Kevin_Creagh http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17242 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17242 The rules have changed. The pick next year is protected, as well. There’s a lot of changes to keep track of and a lot of quirks.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17240 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17240 Unless the rules have changed the Pirates will lose leverage with a comp pick next year because it won’t be guaranteed, it’ll be use it or lose it. I really doubt that they can draft a top 3 SP in the draft pool in that scenario at #9. They will have to opt for a guy they know they can sign.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17232 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17232 Best case scenario Appel goes back to college and is even better and becomes a top 3 pick and gets a few extra million. …but he risks getting hurt. Is 1.5-2 mil really worth losing a year in an mlb system and the chance you screw up your arm? To Boras the risk is worth it…but kids need to realize…Boras is probably already worth hundreds of millions. He can wait a year to look good and boost his rep as a ruthless negotiator.

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By: Sean Fogle http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17231 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 02:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17231 That’s what i was thinking. A ploy from Boras. Boras already costed this kid millions.

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By: Steve Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17227 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 00:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17227 If Appel thinks for himself, he will sign. It is a no-brainer. However if he is controlled by Scott Boras – as most of Boras’ clients are – then he likely will not sign. The reason is that Boras’ goal is to maximize Scott Boras’ long-term profit – not to make the best decision for any one client. By convincing Appel to walk away from the Pirates’ offer, it may help him build credibility for future negotiations. Also it will spare him the humiliation of having his client sign for $3.5M after he could have had $5-6M from the Astros if Boras hadn’t misplayed his hand prior to the draft.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17226 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17226 If he wants to give up the money, do it. Appel won’t be the first idiot, and won’t be the last.

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By: ADman2B http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/mark-appel-updates-monday.html#comment-17222 Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=35942#comment-17222 I can’t imagine that he won’t sign. He will have absolutely NO leverage next year as a college senior even if he does happen to improve his draft position.

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