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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    I know catcher is a weak position in the organization, but I'm not sure I follow using two picks in the first six rounds on that position.

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    The way I see it, this is a marathon, not a sprint. We won't know the success of this draft for 3-5 years at a minimum. I'm willing to give Dan O a chance. This isn't completely the same group that has drafted the busts of the past. I'm willing to wait and see, and take a risk on a potential Ace with a lot of upside high schooler in the first. Time will tell.

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    Grand Master means you are at the top of your chosen endeavor. It's used for many different things.
    You can be a grand master Mason, chess player, rapper (flash), about anything.

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    I wish him nothing but the best but these are the exact same things I heard about Ty Howington at age 20 (and still do now by a few people)...

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    Homer Bailey is not Josh Beckett or Kerry Wood, but he's not Chris Gruler either. For goodness sakes people, he's one of the most talented pitchers in this year's draft. QUOTE]

    By the way, lets not exactly right off Chris yet. This was a kid who was taken 3rd overall and was showing some serious potential when he had his surgery. Yes the injury is a setback, but Chris is still no more than 20 years old and rehabbing and progressing nicely I am told

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    Im guessing the C was Lonny Roa from PR.
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    Man, I love the baseball draft. It's at the end of the 6th round in under 3 hours. WE'd be on pick 15 of the first round of the NFL draft in that time fram :MandJ:

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    Knock off the insults - I see plenty of people debating with you, but no one insulting you as you just did.

    Quote Originally Posted by SYCMiniBus
    So future baseball GM what is the correct philopshy? Since obviously taking the best player available is not the way to go what do you say is the way?? Please grand master show me the light!!!

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Aronchis
    and the A's lost to the Twins in the playoffs, that is all that matters.
    Just so I have this correct, you're making the argument that the Twins have been more successful thatn the A's based on their single playoff series win, which was decided in the 5th game. Is that right? So you would rather Terry Ryan as GM than Billy beane based on htat one game? Am I reading you correctly. This is what you believe?
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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    Honestly you can't say the A's are that much better a franchise than the Twins right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carter
    Having a knuckle curve, and his velocity as a pitcher could make Gonzalez a very interesting pitcher to watch these next few seasons.
    I like the Gonzalez pick too. Good talent, reasonable price. High ceiling.

    BTW, I forget who asked, but it does indeed look like Dester Fowler is still on the board. If it's signability that's making him drop, I'd snag him soon and try to sell him on second round money. The Reds have what should be a bargain draft at the moment.
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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    Felipe Valesquez(spelling?) from Montreal

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    Thanks M2, I was the one wondering about Fowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM
    Just so I have this correct, you're making the argument that the Twins have been more successful thatn the A's based on their single playoff series win, which was decided in the 5th game. Is that right? So you would rather Terry Ryan as GM than Billy beane based on htat one game? Am I reading you correctly. This is what you believe?
    Both are terrific, and Ryan's up on Beane right now partly due to his series win and partly because he saved an entire franchise that was destined to be flushed. Yes, that's what I believe

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    Re: 2004 Draft thread

    The Cards took a guy in the 5th round that has a great baseball name:

    Wes Swackhammer, an OF from Tulane.
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