Mariners sign first round pick


Via Jim Street of MLB.com, the Mariners have signed RHP Josh Fields,  their 2008 first round pick. Fields was a senior and ran out of college eligibility, which is why the August 15th deadline didn’t apply to him. So why do Yankees fans care? Because as Lane Meyer of NoMaas explains, Fields’ signing eliminates the compensation pick Seattle would have received if he didn’t sign, so now the Red Sox pick one spot ahead of the Yanks instead of one spot behind them. You can see the updated pick order at our 2009 Draft Order Tracker. Oh well, such is life.

Categories : Asides, Draft
  • Jake H

    Damn you Mariners!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Now when our first round pick becomes a star we can make fun of the Red Sox for not taking him. STOP HAVING SUCH A DEFEATIST ATTITUDE! Stop acting like pre-2004 Sox fans.

    • Tom Zig

      Wait, why do the red sox pick in front of us when they had a better record?

      • Jake H

        Because we lost our 1sst round pick for getting Tex. That pick is the pick from not signing Gerrit Cole. It’s after the 28th pick since it’s the 28a pick.

        • Tom Zig

          Thanks, I had a brain fart, well actually I hadn’t had my coffee yet. Makes sense now.

  • dan daniels

    there’s about a 0% chance of getting strasburg right?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      There was basically zero chance anyway, but this basically of seals it.

      • Mike Pop

        Any chance on Grant Green, Donovan Tate, or Aaron Crow?

        • Jake H

          No way on Green or Crow. Tate might be possible but highly unlikely,

          • Mike Pop

            What bout Ryan Jackson from the U?

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Not sure that Donovan Tate fits the Red Sox “profile”.

          • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

            If I’m thinking what you’re thinking…lol.

  • AndrewYF

    The Red Sox picked 3 times before the Yankees picked Joba Chamberlain in the 06 draft. They got Jason Place, Dan Bard and Kristofer Johnson. It’s not like the Sox are neverwrong SuperGeniuses when it comes to the draft.

    • Mike Pop

      Hopefully something like this happens again.

  • dan daniels

    heard good things about kentrail davis, no?

    • Jacob

      Ive actually seen him play a few times, the kid is really good.

  • Mulls

    This is most definitely a punch to the stomach. Im guessing the redsox draft the best pitcher available. Probably a local kid like Chris Jenkins. Its gonna be like the tigers getting Porcello all over again.

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