Comments on: Mark Appel Tops the Early 2013 Draft Rankings http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22486 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:23:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22486 i hope appel blows out his arm and then sues scott boras and wins

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By: wkkortas http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22458 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:52:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22458 I wonder if it’s Appel and Boras’ plan to ask for max money if he slides again this year, and go the indy league route if he doesn’t get what he wants. That’s a risky proposition for Appel, but what if he has a good, healthy year in the Northern League or somewhere–he’s a young free agent with #2 starter written all over him. Someone would likely overpay for that, and they both laugh all the way to the bank.

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22402 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:20:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22402 I hope he slides too just so players don’t get it into their head that not signing for over 3mil when you had the chance, is a good idea

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By: michaelbro8 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22394 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:31:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22394 I’d think very likely he DOES slide, probably to the Yankees or a similar spending team. All by design of course, per Boras. He’s determined to beat the new system, and it will be really interesting to see how this plays out. (My money’s on Boras …. Boras > Selig)

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22385 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:28:07 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22385 Of course he’s ranked #1. He’s a top 5 pick with 0 leverage, unless he wants to delay his real big paychecks even longer. I think it would be incredibly smart to pick him up in the top 5, most likely sign him for something below slot, and end up saving a lot more for the rest of your draft. It’s a win-win. It’s kind of like when the Pirates drafted Sanchez back in ’09….if Sanchez had the potential to actually be somewhat decent. Lol.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22384 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:06:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22384 I hope he doesn’t slide because then he would be around when we pck again. Who wants to deal with that again? i guess this time he wouldn’t have much choice.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/mark-appel-tops-the-early-2013-draft-rankings.html#comment-22367 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:33:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44435#comment-22367 I hope Appel slides like he did this past year!

Not that I am bitter or anything….lol

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