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    If Norris is picked at 61, the Buccos would have 5 potential #1 starters in the system and I am sure most franchises can't claim that, but I am leaning towards Bell or Dean and the power potential. I think I prefer Bell's power from both sides of the plate. Do we have any corner outfielders with power in the system?
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    I still can't believe that there was basically a full round between Pirate picks.

    And the first pick in the 3rd round goes to our lowly Pirates... it's their reward for being lousy I guess.

    You'd think they could at least after the first round, sprinkle in supplemental picks in between the slotting order.

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    I think Daniel Norris stands out almost as much as Allie did last year. The Pirates can overpay him like they did Allie. Aind, in a worst case scenario, the pick is protected.

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    I'm reading that Bell, Norris and Dean are some possibilities. Peeople seem leery of Purke. Whom should the team take?

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    Tim Williams has a great, in depth article on why the pick should be Norris or Bell.
    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011...o-pirates.html

    Here's the money quote:
    "The reason he (Bell) fell is simple: he sent a letter to all of the teams telling them not to draft him. He insists that he is honoring his commitment to the University of Texas. The only problem? He is being advised by Scott Boras. I would buy the “don’t draft me” claim otherwise, but if that’s really how he feels, then why would he go through the trouble of getting an advisor?"

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    Tim Williams has a great, in depth article on why the pick should be Norris or Bell.
    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011...o-pirates.html

    Here's the money quote:
    "The reason he (Bell) fell is simple: he sent a letter to all of the teams telling them not to draft him. He insists that he is honoring his commitment to the University of Texas. The only problem? He is being advised by Scott Boras. I would buy the “don’t draft me” claim otherwise, but if that’s really how he feels, then why would he go through the trouble of getting an advisor?"
    Not a good argument.....Gerrit Cole also had Boras as his advisor when was a HS senior and did not sign with the Yankees.

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    Not a good argument.....Gerrit Cole also had Boras as his advisor when was a HS senior and did not sign with the Yankees.
    I don't recall Cole sending a letter to all teams telling them not to draft him.

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    I don't recall Cole sending a letter to all teams telling them not to draft him.

    It was well know he had a strong commitment to UCLA. Wasn't the point of your post about Boras?

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    With Stargell and Clemente "gone," I think I would draft Pujols, Tulowitsky, Bruce or Votto.

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    It was well know he had a strong commitment to UCLA. Wasn't the point of your post about Boras?
    A lot of players fall b/c of college commitments.

    Bell is unusual in that he sent the letter. The point Tim was making is that this kid has taken an unusual step of sending this letter and that the letter may be a disingenuous negotiating ploy.

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    A lot of players fall b/c of college commitments.

    [HIGH-LIGHT]Bell is unusual in that he sent the letter[/HIGH-LIGHT]. The point Tim was making is that this kid has taken an unusual step of sending this letter and that the letter may be a disingenuous negotiating ploy.
    It’s not that unusual .....Tyler Beede did the same thing. If a team gets stupid and gives him 4/5/6 mil he probably does sign but otherwise I think he goes to school like the letter stipulates.

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    It’s not that unusual .....Tyler Beede did the same thing. If a team gets stupid and gives him 4/5/6 mil he probably does sign but otherwise I think he goes to school like the letter stipulates.
    So, now you want to argue about the extent of "unusualness" and bring up Tyler Beede??



    Whatever...

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    "If commissioner Bud Selig gets his way, next year's draft could be based more strictly on perceived potential than signability and bonuses to lure college candidates.

    Selig envisions a new-look amateur draft as early as next year. With baseball's collective bargaining agreement set to expire after this season, the commissioner wants to see limits on bonuses (top picks being rewarded by the slot in which they are drafted) and a draft that would include international players."
    http://content.usatoday.com/communit...ward-college/1

    Another important element of the Bucs selections today is the fact that this is likely the last year for the over-slot bonus picks. That might give NH all the more reason to role the dice with Bell or Norris.

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    So, now you want to argue about the extent of "unusualness" and bring up Tyler Beede??



    Whatever...
    I'm not arguing about anything you brought up the unusual circumstance.

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    Most players can be bought…Cole couldn’t. Bell probably can be for about 6 mil….he has said as much….hence Boras. He wants to go to college, he has said that in a letter but if a team bends to his outrageous demands then he will sign. It’s a simple as that.

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