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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    We had a shot until Griffey noticed Freel limping and felt compelled to inform MacNarron.

    That 1-5 with a CS at the top of the lineup simply cannot be replaced.

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    We had a shot until Griffey noticed Freel limping and felt compelled to inform MacNarron.

    That 1-5 with a CS at the top of the lineup simply cannot be replaced.
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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Assuming we are unable or unwilling to sign the first 2 picks because they are Boras agents;would it be best to get the third pick in the draft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Assuming we are unable or unwilling to sign the first 2 picks because they are Boras agents;would it be best to get the third pick in the draft?
    Not necc what if the #2 team doesn't like Boras clients either. It happens every year. Lincecum last yr and Porcello this yr.
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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    BTW, did Porcello end up signing? He was drafted by the Yanks IIRC?
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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    BTW, did Porcello end up signing? He was drafted by the Yanks IIRC?
    Not sure but he only has about 1 more week to get it done. Aug 15th is the last you can sign now, so they better get it done or he goes back into the draft. I'm sure the Tigers handed it out though, that's who drafted him 27th overall.
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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    great... we can't even lose when we need to... we're not even last in our division anymore!!! grr..

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Updated standings through Monday, September 10th

    Top ten worst records:

    1. Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61-83
    2. Florida Marlins 61-83
    3. Chicago White Sox 61-83
    4. Baltimore Orioles 61-81, 1 GB
    5. Houston Astros 62-81, 1.5 GB
    6. Kansas City Royals 62-81, 1.5 GB
    7. Pittsburgh Pirates 64-80, 3 GB
    8. Cincinnati Reds 64-79, 3.5 GB
    9. Washington Nationals 65-79, 4 GB
    10. San Francisco Giants 65-79, 4 GB

    All of a sudden, the Reds are only 3.5 games out of the top spot. The Orioles look like the team that has made the biggest drop (or climb, depending on how you look at it).

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Hair-splitting question here, but instead of GB, shouldn't it be GA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    Hair-splitting question here, but instead of GB, shouldn't it be GA?
    In terms of better record, yes. But in terms of better draft position, no.

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    BA is now calling it the Pedro Alavaraz sweepstakes. This is that point in the season where I want to see Dunn, Harang, Phillips...etc. keep doing their thing while the Shearn's and Majewski's of the world do poorly enough to lose the game for us. Maybe someday I can get through a whole season without adopting that perspective, but for now, I want Pedro like a chubby kid wants a fried dough ball.

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    BA is now calling it the Pedro Alavaraz sweepstakes. This is that point in the season where I want to see Dunn, Harang, Phillips...etc. keep doing their thing while the Shearn's and Majewski's of the world do poorly enough to lose the game for us. Maybe someday I can get through a whole season without adopting that perspective, but for now, I want Pedro like a chubby kid wants a fried dough ball.
    There are too many of those guys I want doing well to lose if all went my way.

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    There are too many of those guys I want doing well to lose if all went my way.

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    Dunn
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    Harang
    Phillips
    Arroyo
    Bray
    Maj
    Cout
    McBeth
    Outside of Majewski, I see your point. It's a vicious catch-22. Hopefully we can keep winning and just pick the best player in the draft 10 or so spots away from where they're theoretically supposed to go ala Jay Bruce.
    Last edited by Superdude; 09-12-2007 at 10:32 PM.

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    BTW, did Porcello end up signing? He was drafted by the Yanks IIRC?
    It was the Tigers actually, and yes, they did ink him. And they paid WAY over slot money. Over $7 million I believe?

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    Re: The race for the 2008 #1 overall draft pick

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    It was the Tigers actually, and yes, they did ink him. And they paid WAY over slot money. Over $7 million I believe?
    And a major league deal...yikes!


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