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10 hours ago, AngelArcher said:

Krod signing with the Mets netted Trout. Unless you actually believe they had Grichuk higher on their board. From what I remember, it was an inside joke between Morhardt and Bane taking Grichuk first and possibly a negotiation tactic.

I read somewhere, or it may have been on Trout's Before the Bigs episode on FSW, that taking Grichuk was a negotiating tactic. It gave the team some leverage because Jeff Trout was turning the screws on them about the amount of the signing bonus.

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15 hours ago, notherhalo said:

The off-season is boring, here's some:

Trading for Teixera and than NOT resigning him actually got us Trout. (The Yanks pick)

Trading with Toronto for Wells actually hurt us more by giving Napoli (and Vlad) to our rival at the time.  

There's gottoa be more 

This. It was a negotiating ploy to lower his bonus dollars. Trout was #2 on the Yankees and Angels board that year. Many Rockie scouts were super high on him yet that faction lost out on draft day. 

13 hours ago, AngelArcher said:

Krod signing with the Mets netted Trout. Unless you actually believe they had Grichuk higher on their board. From what I remember, it was an inside joke between Morhardt and Bane taking Grichuk first and possibly a negotiation tactic.

 

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6 hours ago, Lou said:

the whole singing bonus ploy has to be bullshit. they both received over $1.2M and the difference between the two was $27K

 

 

I didn't realize they gave bonuses for that.  Is Trout a soprano?  I heard Grichuk sounds like a combo of Jesus and Fergie.   

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