Comments on: Pirates Sign 18th Round Pick For $25 K Over Slot http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17426 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17426 If Appel doesn’t sign it will be tough to boost his value over 4 mil next year pitching in Indy ball. If he wanted to stay in college he wouldn’t have hired an agent, let alone a superagent. It all comes down to whether Appel want to swallow his pride a little and Trump his agent and get out there and get in a real system. Appel is no Cole or Taillon so he didn’t deserve more than 5 mil anyways. 3.8 mil is way better than waiting and tearing a rotator cuff next spring and being totally out of the money. Would you pass up a 4 million dollar lottery ticket for a 50/50 chance of a 5 million dollar ticket next year? It’s ludicrous! Life is too short to not get that kind of money in your pocket. It sets you and your family up for life either way.

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By: F Lang http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17423 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17423 Kuchno and Buehler will help offset Appel if we can get it done. Appel not signing would really hurt if we had the system depth of 3 years ago but with Cole, Taillon, Heredia it is not the end of the world if he doesn’t sign…even though we haven’t had a lot of luck with our over slot arms so far since the new fo took over.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17408 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17408 I hope they offered him less than $3.8m. I want us to sign as many of Buehler, Ross and Thomas as we can.

I’m starting to hope Appel never signs and ends up getting about $1.5m NEXT year.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17409 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17409 In other words, Mr Appel, meet Mr Harrington!

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17405 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17405 I was hoping they would sign Kuchno. He sounds like a very intriguing prospect.

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By: Steve Dimmick http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/pirates-sign-18th-round-pick-for-25-k-over-slot.html#comment-17402 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=36191#comment-17402 interesting, either they think Appel wont sign or they have made a lower offer to him than 3.8m

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