2013 Draft Discussion

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:20 pm

So is anyone surprised that not only have we not picked up an extra draft pick to this point, no one has? At least not in the time leading up to the draft.

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:33 pm

KyleJRM wrote:So is anyone surprised that not only have we not picked up an extra draft pick to this point, no one has? At least not in the time leading up to the draft.

Well there are only 4 picks that are eligible to be traded at this point, and it takes two to tango, and there are probably a handful of other teams that also would like to acquire them, so the odds probably were never the greatest.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby davell » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:35 pm

Yeah, I am. I kind of think my earlier scenario could come into play though: A team(s) may have agreed upon deals already, but they only happen if the certain player a team has targeted is still on the board when its time to pick.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:12 pm

Churchill and Law are hearing that their is an above 50% chance that the Stro's take Appel. Console a terrified Cubs fan and tell me this isn't true!

David Rawnsley:
I was just told (3:55 pm) that the Astros are on either Kohl Stewart or Colin Moran. Don't underestimate their desire to get the deal done for the right price. Maybe they want Appel or Gray more, but they will do it at their price it seems.

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Interesting, well placed source just told me that Astros are down to Stewart or Moran. Kohl would certainly be a surprise.

On one hand I wouldn't be surprised, on the other it's probably just usual misinformation.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby David » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:14 pm

RammyFanny wrote:
Churchill and Law are hearing that their is an above 50% chance that the Stro's take Appel. Console a terrified Cubs fan and tell me this isn't true!

David Rawnsley:
I was just told (3:55 pm) that the Astros are on either Kohl Stewart or Colin Moran. Don't underestimate their desire to get the deal done for the right price. Maybe they want Appel or Gray more, but they will do it at their price it seems.


I'm gonna go the imb route and bask in the awesomeness of all this confusion rather than get frustrated at possibly not getting Appel.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:21 pm

David wrote:I'm gonna go the imb route and bask in the awesomeness of all this confusion rather than get frustrated at possibly not getting Appel.


If by some accident real information got out in the next 100 minutes, it'd be impossible to tell it apart from all the disinformation being spread by teams and agents.

I'm still enjoying it, too, though.

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby David » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:33 pm

John Arguello ‏@CubsDen 5m

Wowww! Astros always full of surprises. @DavidRawnsleyPG Well placed source just told me that Astros are down to Stewart or Moran.


This has to be last minute posturing against Appel/Gray, right?
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby davell » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:34 pm

Favorite 2 days of our season, until we're good again, for me. 3rd day doesn't make it though over the deadline or July 2nd.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby toonsterwu » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:34 pm

It would be ballsy if they went Kohl Stewart, but I'd sort of applaud a gutsy move like that. Now, it could backfire, but the reports on the kid sound that good. I mean, he seems like a younger version of Jon Gray, a guy with a deeper arsenal, and a guy you can mold a bit more. Doesn't mean I'd want the Cubs to do it, but it would be a fairly ballsy and intriguing call, particularly if it came at the right price.

I mean, look at it this way, if they land Stewart at a cheaper cost, can get Manaea, and maybe overslot someone like Vanegas in the 3rd ... that would be a heck of a draft.

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby davell » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:38 pm

Is Vanegas even a 3rd round talent currently? I'd much rather over slot a HSer, at any rate.
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby toonsterwu » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:40 pm

davell wrote:Is Vanegas even a 3rd round talent currently? I'd much rather over slot a HSer, at any rate.


eh, was just picking a random guy.

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby RammyFanny » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:05 pm

Jesse Rogers ‏@ESPNChiCubs 16m

Listening to 3b prospect Kris Bryant on radio out west now.Said meeting with Theo, etc was memorable no matter what happens.says big respect
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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby Elwood » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:13 pm

The Astros' draft room looks like a community college classroom. The Cubs' joint looks a bit more office-like.

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Re: 2013 Draft Discussion

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:17 pm

Less than an hour to go...

Let's switch to a new thread for the draft, as we have done the past few years.


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