Comments on: Pirates Draft Signing Recap: Is the System to Blame For Appel Not Signing? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 23 May 2014 10:58:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17535 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:11:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17535 Hey, I’m not saying that I hope Beltran, wainwright, and freese run head on into a car with Joey votto and Brandon Phillips….justsaying, if it happened, there would be a collective sigh in regards to Pirate baseball

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By: mikez09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17522 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17522 I would never cheer for an injury!!!!

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By: David http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17518 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:07:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17518 What happens if Appel doesn’t sign next year? After his signing period is over or does indy ball or plays in Japan does he become a free agent? If so, are there any stipulations/limitations on signing then?

What if that’s Boras’ plan?

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17514 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17514 Somewhere down the line Appel will see how wrong his decision has been.
As for Boras for the first time really he lost hands down. His pedigree was based on the fact that after hard negotiations he usually got his clients the best deal and the most money. Now there is no deal and no money.
With the way Boras and Appel have acted in this draft I can’t see any other team taking the gamble and drafting him early when they know he’ll be looking at a 7 million bonus.
In fact I’d be surprised if Appel ever throws a pitch in the MLB.
I guess he’ll alway have the memories of his senior year at Stanford to look back on…

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17513 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17513 Mark Appel, Senior = ZERO leverage!!!

Mark should send a BIG Thank You card to Bora$$ for costing him so much money!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17511 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17511 AGREE!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17512 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17512 Because Appel did not sign, the Pirates will receive an extra
first-round pick in next June’s draft, the ninth selection over all. The
Pirates also could gain an extra selection from baseball’s first
competitive balance draft, which will be held Wednesday in Secaucus,
N.J.
“We may be looking at three of the top 45 picks in the country,” Pirates
General Manager Neal Huntington said. “Some have argued next year’s
draft class is going to be better than this year’s draft class.”

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17509 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17509 Not too upset about losing Thomas. BA said that, if he had to move to a corner his value goes down a lot.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17510 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17510 In the end, it may be even more. Bora$$ used this young man to his detriment.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-draft-signing-recap-is-the-system-to-blame-for-appel-not-signing.html#comment-17508 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36284#comment-17508 I agree….screw him! Exactly what my buddy said.

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