Comments on: Reese McGuire Decides To Go Pro http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Jessica Quiroli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28798 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 01:41:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28798 The criticism of Appel is unfair. I interviewed him before he was drafted by the Pirates, and he was nothing but generous, kind, and completely focused on his goals. His deciding to not sign with the Pirates wasn’t an indication of not having his head on straight. He simply knew what he wanted, and worked hard for it. No one can knock him for that.

As for McGuire’s negotiations, the only thing I wanted to do was confirm that he wasn’t attending the University of San Diego. When he told me he hadn’t spoken to the Pirates yet, I knew that no deal had been discussed.

Thank you all for reading and sharing your thoughts!

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By: Susanne Klich Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28796 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 01:34:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28796 Appel went to Stanford for 4 years and was the #1 pick in the draft validating his decision not to sign with us….so your statement makes no sense.

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28790 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:09:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28790 Sounds like a good kid with his head squarely on his shoulders. You know, the anti-Appel.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28789 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 19:44:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28789 pirates had a deal in place with david dahl last year as well. then again, its pretty obvious they had one with tony sanchez too. the point im trying to make is… actually, i dont remember. sigh.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28786 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:17:04 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28786 Jessica: Nice article, but is that not the most open pre-negotiation conversation ever? I have to think that the Pirates must have already committed to him and his family for slot money or else he would not be so openly willing to forego college without the first conversation taking place. This is truly a team first type of kid, and someone I will be glad to see in a Pirate uni. Between he and Wyatt Mathisen, still only 19, the Catcher position will be covered for a long time.

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By: capirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reese-mcguire-decides-to-go-pro.html#comment-28784 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 15:47:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=56551#comment-28784 Yeah! Get him signed and down to Florida for the start of the GCL season.

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