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    Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    MIAMI (AP)—The Florida Marlins signed catcher Kyle Skipworth on Wednesday, getting their first-round draft pick to agree to a signing bonus of about $2.3 million.

    Skipworth was the No. 6 overall pick in the draft.


    On the one hand, i am glad for this to occur since it will narrow the negotiations range for Alonso... on the other, a 2.3 million signing bonus (assume the Reds, at one pick later will have to pay 2.1) scares me.

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    not necessarily
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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    That's acceptable. Didn't Tim Beckham get $6-something million?

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    Didn't Tim Beckham get $6-something million?
    yes.

    At this point we really have no idea yet what kind of money Alonso is looking for.
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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    Jocketty has said they plan to stick to the slot number and hope they can work that out with Alonso. Time will tell.

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    For a change, I don't think the Reds major league payroll is directly tied to the money they spend in the minors or on prospects. Therefore I could care less what Alonso wants [as long as its 'reasonable']. If they throw 2.5 at him, I don't mind. Do it, get more talent into the system.

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    if 2009 is supposed to be a good draft the Reds can certainly play hardball in the negotiations.
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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    if 2009 is supposed to be a good draft the Reds can certainly play hardball in the negotiations.
    There was an article on Foxsports.com that said that the 09 class is very weak. It was basically talking about teams and the need to trade players before the deadline instead of picking up comp picks.

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    Wow, around $2.2 mil would be very reasonable for Alonso. If he in fact signs for his slot value of course.

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    Re: Skipworth sets the market for Alonso

    There was an article on Foxsports.com that said that the 09 class is very weak.
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