Feb
14

Mariners sign first round pick

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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

18 Comments»

  1. Jake H says:

    Damn you Mariners!

  2. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    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.

  3. dan daniels says:

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

  4. AndrewYF says:

    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.

  5. dan daniels says:

    heard good things about kentrail davis, no?

  6. Mulls says:

    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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