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JR

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #885 on: July 13, 2012, 06:57:06 pm »
Regrets for not signing?

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CurtOne

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #886 on: July 13, 2012, 07:04:12 pm »
Depends on what **** is.

JeffH

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #887 on: July 13, 2012, 07:05:01 pm »
Regrets for not signing?


Or just the opposite.

craig

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #888 on: July 13, 2012, 07:06:51 pm »
There used to be a lot of guys who'd do that when there was no deadline, or rather when the deadline was to attend college class.  Bobby Hill didn't sign after we drafted him, he wanted to stay eligible for signing, so he skipped going to school, but instead went and played indy ball.  There were several high-profile guys who played for St. Paul Saints. 

Jes Beard

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #889 on: July 13, 2012, 07:09:20 pm »
I think teams should be obligated to offer at least slot to top picks in this new system. Heaney is getting hosed.

While I believe the entire draft should be dumped, I have to admit it is hard to get too upset about some 18 year old being "hosed" with more than $2M dollars to play baseball.

Sure wish I could be hosed like that.

DelMarFan

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #890 on: July 13, 2012, 07:48:28 pm »
Who was the flamethrower 5-10 years ago who refused to sign, and then maybe refused to sign again the next year and watched his career flame out?

mO

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #891 on: July 13, 2012, 07:51:55 pm »
Matt Harrington?  I've been trying to think of it too.  Believe he was drafted and signed by the Rockies for much less than what he could have signed for the first time he was drafted.  Never did anything.

CurtOne

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #892 on: July 13, 2012, 07:59:57 pm »
I went back and looked at several drafts because I thought I'd recognize the name, but I struck out.

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #893 on: July 13, 2012, 08:01:04 pm »
Didn't Harrington end up with the Cubs for a little bit? 

mO

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #894 on: July 13, 2012, 08:14:44 pm »
Matt Harrington it is.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Harrington

He did not sign with the Rockies as I thought.  But he did spend a spring training with the Cubs.

Jes Beard

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #895 on: July 13, 2012, 08:21:23 pm »
Didn't Harrington end up with the Cubs for a little bit? 

DUSTIN Harrington, and could not be the guy DelMar was thinking of, since Dustin Harrington was a 38th round thirdbaseman, drafted in 2010, and still with the Cubs, in Daytona... performing about as you would expect a 38th rounder to do.  http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=harrin001dus

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #896 on: July 13, 2012, 08:29:01 pm »
I Asked ArizonaPhil if someone can sit out the draft and then sign as an unlimited free agent.  His answer was twofold. 

First, if you sit out a year, you can still be drafted the following year, and so on forever.

Second, if you manage to go undrafted eventually, the max an undrafted free agent can be signed for is 100,000 dollars.

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #897 on: July 13, 2012, 08:45:45 pm »
Yeah, mO, I seem to remember that Tanzer took as big a hit as Harrington.

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #898 on: July 13, 2012, 08:55:19 pm »
Works at Costco in the tire department.  Wow.  some of these kids that turn down big money because of their advisors should talk to him.  It can turn too quickly.

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Re: 2012 Draft
« Reply #899 on: July 13, 2012, 10:27:13 pm »
Harrington is probably the guy, although it seems like there was another one, too.  One with a funky name.  Maybe earlier.