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 Post subject: Re: Draft Q&Atrading
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:55 pm 
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RDV across the sea wrote:
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worry about where he is going to play in the majors, when he shows he's ready to be in the majors...


That's my concern. If a player's six year clock starts on draft day, it could be that he's arbitration eligible and ready for trading before he's really established himself in the big leagues.

If he's the best player in the draft and the Rays pass him up, that to me shows they have doubts about either his long term prospects or his contractual difficulties.

I hope the Bucs take a top high school positional player (Beckham?) who projects as a 4/5 year prospect like McCutchen and Walker were.


My understanding is that a player's six year clock does not start until they are playing in the big leagues, regardless of contract.

By demanding a major league contract, Boras is demanding that the draftee is immediately added to the 40 man and starts burning options, meaning they can only be in the minors for a maximum of 3 (?) years. With someone like Weiters or Alvarez, that probably isn't an issue, barring injury (and even then, if a player misses an entire year due to injury, a club can petition MLB for an extra option).


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Q&A
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:26 am 
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I believe the Pirates have that extension for the MLB Headquarters on Speed Dial with all of the pitching arm problems in the past 10 years

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 Post subject: Re: Draft Q&Atrading
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 5:46 pm 
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BBF wrote:

My understanding is that a player's six year clock does not start until they are playing in the big leagues, regardless of contract.

By demanding a major league contract, Boras is demanding that the draftee is immediately added to the 40 man and starts burning options, meaning they can only be in the minors for a maximum of 3 (?) years. With someone like Weiters or Alvarez, that probably isn't an issue, barring injury (and even then, if a player misses an entire year due to injury, a club can petition MLB for an extra option).



Thanks for the explanation. I'm still not keen on somebody outside the organisation potentially dictating roster moves for the Bucs young players, but the reality is not as bad as my initial interpretation.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Q&A
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:30 pm 
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Not to go off topic in this thread, but related to the 2007 draft - Moskos was pounded his last start, while Wieters continues to kill the ball.

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Team League AVG G AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG  OPS
FRED  CAR .346 46 156 35 54 6 0  12 32 96 25 30  1  1 .435 .615 1.051


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