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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    The Reds have 12 games left with Pittsburgh so that head-to-head matchup will be key.
    I've got faith they will lose at least 9 of 12 to the Pirates and be able to get that 2nd pick. The Nats are just too far ahead at this stage to catch. Although the Reds could do their part and lose four straight to the Nats in mid-August. You never know that 4 game series with the Nats could be a key one.
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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    Bryce Harper would be the consensus number one pick. If the Nats can get Strasburg under contract and then Harper follows as the number one the next year, baseball could be interesting in the nations capital.
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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwball View Post
    I could be wrong, but I thought that the rule was the team couldn't use the same pick to draft the unsigned player. I.E., Washington can't use pick 1A to sign Strasburg (without his consent), but they could use the #1 overall pick. Then use 1A to draft Harper.

    Of course, after not signing him the first go around I'm not sure they'd even want to draft Strasburg again and risk losing the pick for good, but perhaps having a little extra leverage would change things.
    As I understand it, a team can not draft the same player 2 years in a row unless you have his permission to do so.

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    The Reds have 12 games left with Pittsburgh so that head-to-head matchup will be key.
    Plenty of good seats are still available!

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    The Reds shouldn't hope for a #1 pick. They couldn't afford him.

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    This link should be an easy way to track the standings.
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/standings/_/g...ses/order/true

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    Suddenly my Strasburg or Harper dreams are inching closer.

    Of course, the Nats could botch all of this by signing Strasburg then still taking Harper with the No. 1 pick next season. But if not, then the Reds could climb to No. 2 and nab Strasburg, assuming he does not given permission to be drafted again by the Nats.
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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    A "good" night as both Oakland and Baltimore won. Currently tied for the 5th pick.

    Code:
    MLB          W  L   PCT GB
    Washington   35 72 .327 31 
    Kansas City  41 65 .387 24.5 
    San Diego    44 64 .407 22.5  
    Cleveland    44 62 .415 21.5  
    Cincinnati   45 61 .425 20.5
    Baltimore    45 61 .425 20.5 
    Pittsburgh   45 61 .425 20.5
    Oakland      46 60 .434 19.5  
    Arizona      48 59 .449 18
    Last edited by klw; 08-05-2009 at 08:30 AM.

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    Similar to my Beckham thoughts in the other thread, I just thought of something again.

    Say Strasburg does not sign. Say he does not give permission to Washington to draft him again. Say the Reds finish 2nd to last. Say Washington takes Harper and someone else with their first two picks. Say the Reds are next up and........

    They pass on Strasburg.

    Would that be the straw that breaks the camel's back for many of you?

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    Re: Chase for the #1 pick

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Similar to my Beckham thoughts in the other thread, I just thought of something again.

    Say Strasburg does not sign. Say he does not give permission to Washington to draft him again. Say the Reds finish 2nd to last. Say Washington takes Harper and someone else with their first two picks. Say the Reds are next up and........

    They pass on Strasburg.

    Would that be the straw that breaks the camel's back for many of you?
    Nah. I hoping they pick Greg Oden with Kevin Durant as the only possible fallback. Oh wait this isn't Boston in January 07.
    Last edited by klw; 08-05-2009 at 08:30 AM.


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