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#916196 - 08/02/09 08:26 AM #2 in next years draft
jammahawk Offline
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Looks like the Royals are playing their way to the #2 selection in next years amature draft, maybe even making a play for #1.
Question is, would the Royals ownership have the stomach to draft and sign a Bryce Harper, or if the Senators fail to sign Stephen Strasburg would they give that a shot.
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#916197 - 08/02/09 11:38 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: jammahawk]
JFish26 Offline
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Yeah...you spend the money, especially on the hitter. I really, really doubt Washington fails to sign Strasburg, though.
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#916198 - 08/02/09 12:12 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: JFish26]
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I forget, if Washington doesn't sign Strasburg, they have #1 and #2 next year. If they don't sign him this year, they will probably draft him again.
I can't see the Royals risking the kind of money Harper will demand. Huge risk for someone his age, especially for a team that should be drafting college age players that can be fast tracked.
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#916199 - 08/02/09 12:17 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: jammahawk]
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On Washington...if they don't get it done with Strasburg now, I can't imagine them drafting him again, especially because they'll have to pay Harper, too.

Harper's a much, much better bet (and safer investment) than Strasburg. If he's on the board when the Royals pick, he's a must-get. Taking the best college bat on the board because he'd move faster would be like the Mariners taking Brooks Kieschnick or Jason Varitek over Alex Rodriguez in the 1993 draft. You can't do it.
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#916200 - 08/02/09 04:58 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: JFish26]
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Anyone like Deck Mcguire at 2?

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#916201 - 08/02/09 06:38 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: Bayer]
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Quote:

Anyone like Deck Mcguire at 2?




who?
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#916202 - 08/02/09 07:01 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: supermario15]
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#916203 - 08/02/09 10:32 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: WaHawk04]
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#916204 - 08/03/09 10:30 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: Bayer]
Topcitykid10 Offline
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Washington has 12 more days to sign him. Also the Royals have that same amount of time to sign Aaron Crow
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#916205 - 08/03/09 10:32 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: Topcitykid10]
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Because of the way the system works, the signings won't be announced until right at the deadline. For instance, KC and Myers have already reached an agreement. It just won't be made public until the hours before the end.

My guess is Strasburg gets done at about $17.5MM.
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#916206 - 08/03/09 10:43 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: JFish26]
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Who is Myers? I thought they took Crow first round
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#916207 - 08/03/09 10:46 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: Topcitykid10]
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
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Who is Myers? I thought they took Crow first round




Wil Myers is a catcher they took in the fourth (I think?) who they had been rumored to be considering in the first. It's an example of the Royals finally spending some of the most cost-effective money in baseball: overpay for premium guys beyond the first-round of the draft. It's probably the single quickest way to fix a farm system, and it continues a promising trend (Melville last year).

However, because they're going to pay Myers first-round money (about $2MM I believe), they will wait to announce the signing so as not to piss off MLB more than they need to.
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#916208 - 08/03/09 11:43 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: JFish26]
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Ahh I see. Well thats good that they are going to spend some money on a catcher cause the 2 we have now yikes.
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#916209 - 08/03/09 11:47 AM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: Topcitykid10]
JFish26 Offline
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Pena will be fine. You can compete for the Central with him catching. Now if we could just do something about Jacobs. And Betancourt. And Guillen. And every pitcher not named Greinke, Meche, Bannister, or Soria.
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#916210 - 08/03/09 12:19 PM Re: #2 in next years draft [Re: JFish26]
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Yeah I think they should lock up Billy in the offseason cause he is going to be a solid hitter.
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