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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #75: June 10, 2011, 11:42:59 AM »
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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #76: June 11, 2011, 06:17:19 PM »
an argument for signing Purke, even if we have to overspend:

http://fanspeak.com/washingtonnationals/2011/06/10/why-the-nationals-need-to-go-all-in-to-sign/

I'm not sure I agree, the argument is basically "because we wasted millions on guys like CMW we should spend millions on Purke because if he overcomes his injuries, he's a front of the rotation guy.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #77: June 11, 2011, 06:18:10 PM »
Sounds good to me.

Get it done.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #78: June 11, 2011, 06:56:04 PM »
If Purke doesn't sign, is this draft a failure? (obviously too early to really tell, my point is immediately afterwards)

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #79: June 11, 2011, 06:57:06 PM »
It makes a lot of the guys drafted behind him look suspect if they don't sign him.

No need to free up money, otherwise.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #80: June 11, 2011, 06:59:06 PM »
If Purke doesn't sign, is this draft a failure? (obviously too early to really tell, my point is immediately afterwards)

suppose he hold firm to his $7 million number confident he can go back to school and prove himself, should the team pony it up? If they offer $4 million and he says no, I can't blame them, and the gamble that he'll take it seems worth it.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #81: June 11, 2011, 11:52:40 PM »
the Padres have signed 19 picks already per a post on MLBTR.  Have we signed anyone yet?

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #82: June 12, 2011, 12:36:54 AM »
This draft is pretty crappy if we don't sign Purke.

Last year we drafted plenty of exciting guys like AJ Cole, Robbie Ray, etc.

This year..... Not really. Strong at the top but the rest is pretty bleh.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #83: June 12, 2011, 12:44:12 AM »
Getting Rendon, Meyer and Goodwin makes it hard for me to see this draft as a failure no matter what. However, signing Purke is the difference between a good draft and a ridiculous draft.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #84: June 12, 2011, 12:51:38 AM »
Getting Rendon, Meyer and Goodwin makes it hard for me to see this draft as a failure no matter what. However, signing Purke is the difference between a good draft and a ridiculous draft.

IMO, signing 3/4 makes this draft a success. Any less than that, though, and I won't be happy. They got a haul, but if they can't come through they wasted letting Dunn go- a compensation pick just isn't as good, you have no leverage.
That said, I'm confident they'll sign the first three at least- Purke is defintely the wildcard. Personally, I support shelling out the money for Purke- it won't impact the owner's wallet, and it's worth the risk as much as anyone else.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #85: June 12, 2011, 01:18:18 AM »
I can't imagine a scenario where Rendon, Meyer and Goodwin don't sign. They will all sign. They are all Boras guys, so they might all go to the deadline, but they will all sign.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #86: June 12, 2011, 09:25:51 AM »
I think overall Meyer is a better prospect than Purke at this point.  Getting Rendon, Meyer, Purke, and Goodwin signed is ideal in any case.  The rest is extra.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #87: June 12, 2011, 10:44:50 AM »
Gotta see Purke in summer ball (Cape Cod). Other than that I agree with MorseMythology.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #88: June 14, 2011, 02:18:45 PM »
http://www.minorleagueball.com/2011/6/14/2223370/2011-mlb-draft-washington-nationals

Not much new ground covered here, but posting because I feel sun-shiney with Zim coming back tonight.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #89: June 14, 2011, 05:46:39 PM »
Apparently Brian Dupra, Caleb Ramsey, and Alex Kreis (7, 11, 35) have all signed. This per NFA Brian on Twitter.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #90: June 14, 2011, 05:51:59 PM »
Seniors I take it?

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #91: June 14, 2011, 06:03:51 PM »
Apparently Brian Dupra, Caleb Ramsey, and Alex Kreis (7, 11, 35) have all signed. This per NFA Brian on Twitter.
Updated original post.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #92: June 14, 2011, 06:09:54 PM »
Updated original post.
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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #94: June 15, 2011, 06:00:03 AM »
So on Sickel's site - minorleagueball.com - someone threw out a Steve Garvey comparison for Rendon.  Garvey - http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garvest01.shtml

Multiple all star games and gold gloves, one MVP.  .300 average and 20-25 home runs every year.  He may have been about Rendon's size, too.  And I think Rendon could take a lot more walks than Garvey did.

He was before my time but that looks like a decent comp.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #95: June 15, 2011, 06:41:58 AM »
Five consecutive seasons of 162 games or more with an average of well over .300? Wow, now I'm embarrassed that my first thought was "not Marcus Garvey?"

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #96: June 15, 2011, 08:13:37 AM »
Yeah I wasn't familiar with him, either.  I was worried about Rendon being smallish for 1B and not having a ton of power but if he ends up being similar to Garvey, we'll have done really really well.

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #97: June 15, 2011, 09:06:59 AM »

He was before my time but that looks like a decent comp.

:-[ I remember Garvey - kids these days :smh:

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Re: 2011 Post Draft Discussion / Signing Watch
« Reply #98: June 15, 2011, 09:29:52 AM »