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Old 12-14-2008, 04:52 PM
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Porcello is expected to make his pro debut at the end of the upcoming season.
Porcello made his pro debut last spring and spent the season pitching in high-A. I would think that's well known, so my apologies if I'm missing an inside joke somehow.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:17 PM
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drafting Porcello was never an option... right or wrong the white sox as an organization do not draft over slot in the first round. we were never going to draft Porcello in the late first round and give him top 5 money.
I don't think it was about slot as much as about giving a HS kid that high a signing bonus.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:07 AM
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I don't think it was about slot as much as about giving a HS kid that high a signing bonus.
If his agent hadn't been:

It might have been more likely. Let's also not forget that the Sox have been burned recently by some high school pitchers. Jason Stumm and Kris Honel come to mind as first rounders plagued by injuries.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:16 AM
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If his agent hadn't been:

It might have been more likely. Let's also not forget that the Sox have been burned recently by some high school pitchers. Jason Stumm and Kris Honel come to mind as first rounders plagued by injuries.
Not AS a big deal as those, but our 2nd rounder from HS in '07, Nevin Griffith, hasn't lived up to expectations either, and he's out for all of 2009 with TJ surgery.

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:08 PM
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Not AS a big deal as those, but our 2nd rounder from HS, Nevin Griffith, hasn't lived up to expectations either, and he's out for all of 2009 with TJ surgery.
I hadn't heard that...what a bummer. Hopefully he can recover and have a great 2010.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:41 PM
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Not AS a big deal as those, but our 2nd rounder from HS in '07, Nevin Griffith, hasn't lived up to expectations either, and he's out for all of 2009 with TJ surgery.
I didn't hear that. Shucks...
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:58 PM
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I didn't hear that. Shucks...
Actually I just heard it a few weeks ago from someone on here. It was either Grebeck or OEO....
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:54 AM
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This is stomach turning for me

In one sense, we are debating if our best pitching prospect will ever be a starter in one thread, and in another, the guy we passed on, the guy I eat crap for saying we should have taken over Poreda, is ranked number 4 in all over baseball. I know these rankings don't mean a ton, but say the JD deal goes through, and we get Homer Bailey, and say for fun Coop gets him back to form. Porcello-Danks-Floyd-Bailey could be the closest thing baseball will ever see to Smoltz-Glavine-Maddux-Avery. 4 top flight, young, pitching prospects. 4 pitching prospects that at one point were all thought to be future cy young winners.

Poreda isn't bad, but its choices like this, CHEAP CHOICES and a refusal to work with Boras, that keep us from having a top 15 minor league system (not the fact we don't always get top 10 picks).
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:00 AM
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Not AS a big deal as those, but our 2nd rounder from HS in '07, Nevin Griffith, hasn't lived up to expectations either, and he's out for all of 2009 with TJ surgery.
That just goes to show ya, NEVIN NEVIN pick a guy named NEVIN with a second round pick.
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:33 PM
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Keith Law released his top 100 prospects. Gordon was no. 36 for anyone interested. I can't paste anything since it's insider info. You can view 1-25 without being an insider, no Sox though.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/column...ith&id=3840355
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:38 PM
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He also ranked Farm Systems. What was ours at?
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:56 PM
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He also ranked Farm Systems. What was ours at?
23. Also said after Beckham last year's draft was very questionable. Oh, and said we'd have been somewhere in the bottom five before signing Dayan.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:03 PM
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Keith Law released his top 100 prospects. Gordon was no. 36 for anyone interested. I can't paste anything since it's insider info. You can view 1-25 without being an insider, no Sox though.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/column...ith&id=3840355

Still would love to know how many of these guys he has seen play live more than 3 times. I'm guessing that is a very low #.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:09 PM
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Still would love to know how many of these guys he has seen play live more than 3 times. I'm guessing that is a very low #.
He did see Alexei in person last year and said he was going to be really good.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:01 PM
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Keith Law released his top 100 prospects. Gordon was no. 36 for anyone interested. I can't paste anything since it's insider info. You can view 1-25 without being an insider, no Sox though.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/column...ith&id=3840355
What was said about Beckham? Any other Sox prospects?
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