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On signing draftees




I figured I'd update everyone here a little with how some of the other teams in the league are doing in the extremely important activity of signing draft picks.  It seems as if some teams have really jumped out of the gate, here are some links

 

The Twins sign two

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11041136&notebook_id=11046180&vkey=notebook_min&fext=.jsp&c_id=min

The Royals sign seven

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11041140&notebook_id=11043346&vkey=notebook_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=kc

 

The Astros sign nine

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11029518&notebook_id=11034726&vkey=notebook_hou&fext=.jsp&c_id=hou

 

The A's sign frickin 17 already

http://www.csnbayarea.com/06/11/10/As-Agree-to-Terms-with-17-Draft-Picks/landing.html?blockID=251999&feedID=2797

 

The Phillies, Braves, and Rays all sign first round picks, (though in the Rays case, their second pick, 31st overall, a compensatory pick for not signing their pick from a year ago and the Braves pick is the 35th overall, supplemental first).

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11041136&notebook_id=11046180&vkey=notebook_min&fext=.jsp&c_id=min

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100610&content_id=11028294&vkey=draftcentral2010&fext=.jsp

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100609&content_id=10987836&notebook_id=10987838&vkey=notebook_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

 

 

You can read the articles if you want but I will point out some highlights.  The 35th overall pick in the draft signed for 800k, which seems to be really low, and either his agent didn't do his job, he really wanted to sign quick, or he got picked so early because the Braves knew he would sign cheap (possibly a combination of all three as well).

 

Out of the A's picks, the earliest drafted pick signed was their 6th rounder, so they still got a lot of work to do in signing their top picks same with the Royals, the earliest drafted player they signed was their 6th rounder, and the Astros earliest drafted player was their 4th rounder, with their next earliest being 8th. 

 

I'm sorry I don't have more info, but I figured this could help a bit here and get some discussion going.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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