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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    The Reds should sign all of Griffey's children
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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Signing minors is pathetic of professional sports teams. The asian comment was just added and had nothing to do with my post.
    A common occurence, I've noticed.

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    So according to this logic, you don't think there should be any child actors, singers, musicians either?
    I see no connection of my post to child actors and singers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    I see no connection of my post to child actors and singers.
    If you don't think the Reds should acquire minors for their baseball services than I would think you wouldn't agree with Hollywood acquiring Haley Joel Osmond for his services in Forrest Gump...
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    The Reds signed Joe Nuxhall at age 16(I believe). Would you have refused to do that signing because you thought he was too young?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Freak View Post
    If you don't think the Reds should acquire minors for their baseball services than I would think you wouldn't agree with Hollywood acquiring Haley Joel Osmond for his services in Forrest Gump...
    There is a huge difference between a kid acting at 8 than a 16 year old playing professional baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    The Reds signed Joe Nuxhall at age 16(I believe). Would you have refused to do that signing because you thought he was too young?
    Different era.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Signing such young guys is so pathetic of professional sports teams. We should sign some Asians instead.
    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Signing minors is pathetic of professional sports teams. The asian comment was just added and had nothing to do with my post.
    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    I see no connection of my post to child actors and singers.
    You care about how posts connect now?

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Different era.
    If it was a good idea for the Reds to sign a legitimate prospect in Joe Nuxhall in the past, I would think it would be a good idea now.Just because you sign someone at that young age doesn't mean they will be ready to play in the majors that year. It simply means the player will start his professional career at a younger age.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    You care about how posts connect now?
    What? My post has no connection to child actors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    If it was a good idea for the Reds to sign a legitimate prospect in Joe Nuxhall in the past, I would think it would be a good idea now.Just because you sign someone at that young age doesn't mean they will be ready to play in the majors that year. It simply means the player will start his professional career at a younger age.
    Its not just the reds, its all of professional sports. I dont think any team should be able to sign anyone under 18.

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    Joe wouldnt have ever started if it wasnt for WW2 and it was 1944

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Its not just the reds, its all of professional sports. I dont think any team should be able to sign anyone under 18.
    You cant sign anyone from the US, Canada or Puerto Rico before they are 18 or have graduated from high school, and even then you must draft them. You think its a bad idea to sign a 16 year old Dominican kid for say, $100,000? The kid and his family just hit the jackpot and likely would never see close to that much money in their entire lives. Their entire lives just changed forever and most likely in a positive manner. I fail to see where the problem is. Why is it a bad thing to sign international players at age 16?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    You cant sign anyone from the US, Canada or Puerto Rico before they are 18 or have graduated from high school, and even then you must draft them. You think its a bad idea to sign a 16 year old Dominican kid for say, $100,000? The kid and his family just hit the jackpot and likely would never see close to that much money in their entire lives. Their entire lives just changed forever and most likely in a positive manner. I fail to see where the problem is. Why is it a bad thing to sign international players at age 16?
    Im not talking only about MLB. Its in general of sports. College sports is a main problem with recruiting youngsters, but I just dont like the practice of going to other countries and tossing around some cash to children. The money might help the family but its just a sketchy system to me in general. I dont see the harm in making the age limit 18 for every prospect. It allows the kid to age 2 more years and gives him a chance to make more money if he is actually any good. I dont hate the whole process but i just think 16 is too young for any professional sport to be signing kids to professional contract.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Im not talking only about MLB. Its in general of sports. College sports is a main problem with recruiting youngsters, but I just dont like the practice of going to other countries and tossing around some cash to children. The money might help the family but its just a sketchy system to me in general. I dont see the harm in making the age limit 18 for every prospect. It allows the kid to age 2 more years and gives him a chance to make more money if he is actually any good. I dont hate the whole process but i just think 16 is too young for any professional sport to be signing kids to professional contract.
    Why can't a 16 year old kid have the right to make a living though? If you are good at your trade, then I don't see the problem.


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