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Dave Saltzer

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  1. What do you mean? It's a killer name from what I hear.
  2. Well, there goes Kloffenstein. Someone is doing what I'm thinking. . .
  3. I'm willing to take a gamble on one of these three and to try and see if $1 million sways their decision to go to college. I don't know what their demands are, but, staring at $1 million on the table has to be pretty tempting. They won't get that much more if they move up from the 3rd round, and have a big chance to drop down if an injury or something happens.
  4. It's time to get this show on the road! Day 2, here we go!
  5. That just got me thinking. What if Jackson does move to 3B, and Maitan becomes more of a 1B prospect? The big draw to Maitan was his bat first, defense second. So, if Jackson develops as hoped, and Maitan does as well, maybe they can become the corner INF down the road. Just a thought. For now, leave Jackson at SS, and Maitan at 3B. But, that could be interesting.
  6. I have to say I'm getting more and more excited about this pick. Prior to the draft I heard some mixed reports (might not stick at SS, needs some work, power is legit, but most likely a 3B down the road). But, if that power is truly legit, and the mental makeup is there, he could surpass Maitan in a year or two. And, if he can stick at SS, that could be special.
  7. I'm going to post this in both this thread and the official Adams draft thread. I checked with some people in a variety of organizations and was told that there was no way Adams was going to go much lower, and definitely zero chance he'd make it out of the 1st round. A couple of clubs were really hoping he'd drop to them and were ready to pounce if we didn't take him. In his interview with Alex Curry, Matt Swanson used the word "athleticism" a whole bunch. The people I talked to said that our picks were by design to get younger and more toolsy. That's the plan under Eppler, and that's wha
  8. I'm going to post this in both this thread and the official draft thread. I checked with some people in a variety of organizations and was told that there was no way Adams was going to go much lower, and definitely zero chance he'd make it out of the 1st round. A couple of clubs were really hoping he'd drop to them and were ready to pounce if we didn't take him. In his interview with Alex Curry, Matt Swanson used the word "athleticism" a whole bunch. The people I talked to said that our picks were by design to get younger and more toolsy. That's the plan under Eppler, and that's what they
  9. Lost some velo early in the season, but it's back to where it was from what I'm told.
  10. Yeah. Really wanted Winn, but I'd be thrilled with Libertore, Singer, or a couple of other arms.
  11. Has there been a pick that the commentators hasn't loved?
  12. Lots of arms still left. It may be a tough decision between them!
  13. Strongly disagree. I think with Trout it comes down to comfort. At $35 million/year, money REALLY isn't the issue. If Trout really wanted more money, he'd just do more endorsements and things. Since we don't see that, I don't think money is the issue. He could easily generate so many more millions doing that than what he'd make as a player. As for the tail wagging the dog (that someone else said fire them both over), baseball is a business. Trout draws fans in the seats and generates ridiculous surplus value, even at his salary. You don't kill a cash cow. Now you don't allow him to contro
  14. I didn't think he would fall to us, but I would have liked him to have been there for us to grab!
  15. Really cool of the Braves to let this kid make the announcement.
  16. A bit high for Weathers from what I'm told, but not that far out of line. A very good solid pick.
  17. I've asked it before, and I'll ask it again: If keeping Trout meant keeping Scioscia, would you do it?
  18. It looks like the Angels are getting how much buzz the draft is generating . . . just got this in an email from them.
  19. Okay, who has Keith Law's draft 4.1 that was just published . . . All these mock drafts are like shaking the boxes under the tree trying to figure out what we're going to get!
  20. Yes he was, but what I've been told is that his performance this year didn't match the expectations (that were ridiculously high), so it chilled the buzz. It's kind of like what happened to Howie Kendrick--the hype was so great that when he didn't realize it, people considered him a failure rather than looking at his very good contributions. Turang is still considered a 1st round talent, but lower than where he was projected before the season began.
  21. I have to wonder how this year's draft affects us at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Imagine if we get another player like Marsh in the second round, or do extremely well with some pitching that we get. If, near the end of July, we are seeing some success, does that help make other prospects expendable to fix the parent club? Lots of possibilities . . .
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