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Old 08-12-2008, 03:41 PM
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Quotes from his dad saying if they don't get what they want then Danks will return to Texas.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/conte...could_ret.html
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:56 PM
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2nd round money for a 7th round pick eh? Pay him...he looks like he has great potential. He was supposed to be picked earlier anyhow right?
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:00 PM
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I don't understand why daddy has to mouth off sounding like a turd.

Let the agent do the job Dad.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:03 PM
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Quotes from his dad saying if they don't get what they want then Danks will return to Texas.

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/conte...could_ret.html
i really don't like the sound of that
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:05 PM
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Let him go back to Texas and take the compensatory pick next year.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:06 PM
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Let him go back to Texas and take the compensatory pick next year.
I don't think the Sox would get compensation for a 7th rounder not signing.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:09 PM
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I don't think the Sox would get compensation for a 7th rounder not signing.
Then let him go back to Texas with nothing. I don't think he'll amount to much more than an average at best player anyway.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:09 PM
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I don't have any problem with what his father said. I think it's called posturing. He's laying out their side of the bargaining position, and we're only hearing his side.

The fact that the writer states that Jordan Danks was the best defensive outfielder in the draft likely does not move the Sox much. They already have one of those. They want a centerfielder who can also get on base at a .300 clip and steal bases.

The question is: can Jordan Danks hit major league pitching? His career at Texas so far has been less than expectations for him.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:12 PM
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Then let him go back to Texas with nothing. I don't think he'll amount to much more than an average at best player anyway.
Yeah, I agree. No big deal if he doesn't sign.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:13 PM
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Let him go back to Texas and take the compensatory pick next year.
There is no compensatory pick for a 7th rounder.

We didn't have a second-round pick, and this guy is a second-round talent. He fired Boras to make it easier on us. Maybe we want him, maybe we don't, but if we didn't want to pay for him, why draft him? It's possible everything is just posturing at this point but the $500,000 or whatever it would cost to sign him is less than we're paying MacDougal to blow at Charlotte.

When you've got the worst farm system in the game, it pays to make the extra effort and try to get a couple of players in there.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
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As long as we sign Gordon, than I don't have a problem with Jordan going back to Texas but I hope sign both so we can get our minor league system back on track
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:14 PM
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They need to infuse talent into the system. Even if Jordan Danks doesn't amount to much in the long run, he will still have value 12, 18, even 24 months from now. Meaning, trade value. Yes, it would be nice if he'd develop into a productive major leaguer for the White Sox. But he's an asset. Potential with a capital P and a lot of tools that haven't totally blossomed.

It sounds like they are close on money. It'd be dumb to play hardball and not get this guy signed at this point.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:18 PM
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My point is, if the Sox think he's no good, why draft him? Twice.

I think he'll never be the player scouts thought he'd be, but he can be a Von Hayes-type player. Not that bad.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:19 PM
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What is "2nd round money" considered? 500,000$? If that's the case, pony up. We can't be that far off. I hope we're not offering him 120,000 or something like that.....

I agree with the point that everyone knows he has talent, and if he doesn't work out for us, he still will have some trade value down the road. This is a good investment IMO
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:21 PM
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Maybe the Sox no longer want Jordan after seeing how horrible John pitched last night (surely starting off the imminent downward spiral in his young career).
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