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    Posturing or Reality?

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...with-top-pick/
    “I don’t want our guys sitting around till midnight waiting,” he said. “We’re going to give them an earlier deadline than that. I’m not sure when exactly it will be.”

    Players tend to wait until the Aug. 15 deadline.
    Sounds as if Stephenson will go down to the wire.
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    I was much more worried about Alonso signing than this.

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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Posturing. Fay also notes Walt "remains optimistic."
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    I'm not finding Jocketty quotes very informative,ever
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by wlf WV View Post
    I'm not finding Jocketty quotes very informative.
    I think thats the point
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Really will be disappointed if we do not sign Stephenson. The 28th pick in next year's draft wil not yield a talent that is half as good as Robert Stephenson. He has true # 1 potential, not often you have this good a chance at signing a guy whose fastball sits at 94-95 and has a sharp 12-6 curve
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    Quote Originally Posted by StubbsFan#6 View Post
    Really will be disappointed if we do not sign Stephenson. The 28th pick in next year's draft wil not yield a talent that is half as good as Robert Stephenson. He has true # 1 potential, not often you have this good a chance at signing a guy whose fastball sits at 94-95 and has a sharp 12-6 curve
    The pick is not protected, if we do not sign him we get squat
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    The pick is not protected, if we do not sign him we get squat

    Well then we had really better sign him damnit
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    The pick is not protected, if we do not sign him we get squat
    The top-15 protected thing applies to free-agent compensation, not unsigned picks. Any team that doesn't sign a first or second rounder gets a comp pick in the next draft. (That is, as long as the pick in question wasn't itself a comp pick for not signing a draftee last year.) So the Reds would get 27A next year if he doesn't sign.
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    Re: Posturing or Reality?

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    The top-15 protected thing applies to free-agent compensation, not unsigned picks. Any team that doesn't sign a first or second rounder gets a comp pick in the next draft. (That is, as long as the pick in question wasn't itself an comp pick for not signing a draftee last year.) So the Reds would get 27A next year if he doesn't sign.
    Right.


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