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Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:12 pm

there was a post and i'm not sure which thread it was in, but it stated that the mets probably won't be able to sign MOST of their hs picks. is this true? and if so then why draft them if they don't believe they have a shot?

Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:18 pm

uapeople wrote:there was a post and i'm not sure which thread it was in, but it stated that the mets probably won't be able to sign MOST of their hs picks. is this true? and if so then why draft them if they don't believe they have a shot?


Because they're like lottery tickets that pay off more than an easily signed college senior who probably will never get out of short season ball...


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Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:02 pm

R Nitelight wrote:
uapeople wrote:there was a post and i'm not sure which thread it was in, but it stated that the mets probably won't be able to sign MOST of their hs picks. is this true? and if so then why draft them if they don't believe they have a shot?


Because they're like lottery tickets that pay off more than an easily signed college senior who probably will never get out of short season ball...


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what bothers me is that they have money and at times act like they don't.

if they believe some of these kids can make it to the bigs then why can't we go over slot?

Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:17 pm

uapeople wrote:
R Nitelight wrote:
uapeople wrote:there was a post and i'm not sure which thread it was in, but it stated that the mets probably won't be able to sign MOST of their hs picks. is this true? and if so then why draft them if they don't believe they have a shot?


Because they're like lottery tickets that pay off more than an easily signed college senior who probably will never get out of short season ball...


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what bothers me is that they have money and at times act like they don't.

if they believe some of these kids can make it to the bigs then why can't we go over slot?


Because we FOLLOW the RULES. Plain and Simple!

We want to be in the 'good' graces of the Commissioner's office! That's what it all comes down to and not be fined.

Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:18 pm

TheRealDeal wrote:
uapeople wrote:
R Nitelight wrote:
uapeople wrote:there was a post and i'm not sure which thread it was in, but it stated that the mets probably won't be able to sign MOST of their hs picks. is this true? and if so then why draft them if they don't believe they have a shot?


Because they're like lottery tickets that pay off more than an easily signed college senior who probably will never get out of short season ball...


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what bothers me is that they have money and at times act like they don't.

if they believe some of these kids can make it to the bigs then why can't we go over slot?


Because we FOLLOW the RULES. Plain and Simple!

We want to be in the 'good' graces of the Commissioner's office! That's what it all comes down to and not be fined.


yuck :evil:

Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:29 pm

Not SO cheap

Chase Greene, OF, West Boca Raton, 16th round, Mets: The Mets had already made an offer last week that exceeded Greene's stated signing-bonus minimum of $150,000, including college tuition, so while we haven't heard of a signing yet, all signs point to one in the near future. Coach Lelo Prado was well aware of this possibility before the draft, so while disappointing, it's not entirely surprising.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/usf/2009/06/b ... -isnt.html

Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:44 pm

In one of Keith Law's draft chats (I think), he mentioned that a draft budget is somewhere in between 5-10 million. Usually, we are on the lower end. Last year, of reported bonuses (per BA), we were just under 6 million, which does not include 25 or so without listed bonuses.

Personally, I think our draft budget should be balanced with an IFA budget to be somewhere around $8-10 million in total. Last year I think we underspent because we really did not dip into the IFA market as much.

This year, it feels like they are willing to take more risks, but that may be because they don't have 3 1/1A picks like last year, which is an extra $3 million or so to throw around on the draft. So, theoretically, we could be spending the same amount of money on the draft as last year, but picking up more players because we lacked early round picks. Cheap is relative.

Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:18 pm

Metro2007 wrote:Not SO cheap

Chase Greene, OF, West Boca Raton, 16th round, Mets: The Mets had already made an offer last week that exceeded Greene's stated signing-bonus minimum of $150,000, including college tuition, so while we haven't heard of a signing yet, all signs point to one in the near future. Coach Lelo Prado was well aware of this possibility before the draft, so while disappointing, it's not entirely surprising.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/usf/2009/06/b ... -isnt.html


good i'm proud of them!

Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:20 pm

thudean wrote:In one of Keith Law's draft chats (I think), he mentioned that a draft budget is somewhere in between 5-10 million. Usually, we are on the lower end. Last year, of reported bonuses (per BA), we were just under 6 million, which does not include 25 or so without listed bonuses.

Personally, I think our draft budget should be balanced with an IFA budget to be somewhere around $8-10 million in total. Last year I think we underspent because we really did not dip into the IFA market as much.

This year, it feels like they are willing to take more risks, but that may be because they don't have 3 1/1A picks like last year, which is an extra $3 million or so to throw around on the draft. So, theoretically, we could be spending the same amount of money on the draft as last year, but picking up more players because we lacked early round picks. Cheap is relative.


good bad good bad! lol

Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:42 am

uapeople wrote:what bothers me is that they have money and at times act like they don't.

if they believe some of these kids can make it to the bigs then why can't we go over slot?


It's not always the team.

More often then not it's the kids with the unrealistic asking price...


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Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:04 am

Chase Greene is Green....


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Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:58 am

Already signed and on board with the Cyclones from this year’s draft are outfielder Joey August (20th round, Stanford), righthander John Church (23rd, West Florida), righthander Wes Wrenn (35th, Citadel), lefthander Lance Hoge (36th, Kansas State) and lefthander Brandon Sage

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/mets/2 ... IhdnkyZo&D
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