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Old 06-04-2008, 11:00 PM
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I don't think so. He'll be switched to 2b in pro ball and I think that's way too high to pick a second baseman. I say either Castro or the best pitcher available.
I'm not completely sold on Beckham, but he's light years ahead of Castro. Castro would be a slap in the face.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:02 PM
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I don't think so. He'll be switched to 2b in pro ball and I think that's way too high to pick a second baseman. I say either Castro or the best pitcher available.
Nothing that I've read has the Sox linked to a pitcher. Broadway, McCullough, and Poreda three years in a row. They need an impact bat, and drafting this high, with the crop of hitters that is available, you need to grab a bat. Beckham or the first basemen. Castro is the 3rd best catcher in this draft and had two suspect years prior to this. If Beckham, Smoak, Hosmer, Alonso, and Wallace are all somehow gone by the 8th pick, maybe they'd grab Castro, but you need to go best player available and I don't think that would be Castro.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:14 PM
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I don't want Castro either, but his name has surfaced recently with the Sox. This draft falls right in Williams lap after releasing Duane Schaffer last year. I'm sure he wants to make a splash. Castro is not a splash, which is good news.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:22 PM
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I want Hosmer, Alonso and Matusz in that order. One will fall to us for signing reasons, but will we agree to pay the better player or settle for the easier sign?
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:25 PM
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I don't want Castro either, but his name has surfaced recently with the Sox. This draft falls right in Williams lap after releasing Duane Schaffer last year. I'm sure he wants to make a splash. Castro is not a splash, which is good news.
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=286

The reason Castro is getting brought up recently is because Alan Regier is the godfather of Castro. With Regier now doing a lot of scouting with Wilder gone, people are putting 2 and 2 together. I'm 99.9% sure Castro won't be drafted by us. We will get one of GBeckham, Smoak, Alonso, or Wallace.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:28 PM
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I want Hosmer, Alonso and Matusz in that order. One will fall to us for signing reasons, but will we agree to pay the better player or settle for the easier sign?
I don't think there's anyway Matusz falls that far. He would be the only exception for drafting a pitcher with this 8th pick. Hosmer will drop because of signability/Borass, but I'd rather have Smoak or Alonso over Hosmer anyway.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:35 PM
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http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/?p=286

The reason Castro is getting brought up recently is because Alan Regier is the godfather of Castro. With Regier now doing a lot of scouting with Wilder gone, people are putting 2 and 2 together. I'm 99.9% sure Castro won't be drafted by us. We will get one of GBeckham, Smoak, Alonso, or Wallace.
I posted the same blurb from that blog 2 pages ago. I did some homework and made a few calls and others have said they've heard his name mentioned in the same sentence with the Sox. Believe me, I hope not and the more I see of Gordon Beckham, I hope they take a pass on him too. I'd love one of the first basemen you mentioned or the best pitcher available at our pick. I'm sorry, you can never have enough pitching.
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