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NFT: How joey Votto was drafted

capone : 6/12/2019 9:33 pm
This is a great read ....The Yankees almost got Votto .. the Yankees Signed Mark Texeria six years after Joey Votto was drafted .....Giving up the draft pick the angels used to take Mike Trout Who the Yankees were in on as well....So if they had gotten a Joey Votto it may have lead to Mark Trout as well ?.....Votto was a rookie the same year trout was drafted ....they might have three or four more rings
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capone : 6/12/2019 9:43 pm : link
A few weeks ago Joey Votto popped out the first baseman vs Texas ....The first time he ever did that in his major league career...He is one of the most underrated players of our time
while the Angels drafted Trout with the pick they got from the Yankees  
Giantsfan79 : 6/12/2019 9:47 pm : link
they had another pick in round 1 that was a few slots earlier, and have said they would have drafted Trout there had they only had one pick. Trout wasn't going to fall to the Yankees.
RE: while the Angels drafted Trout with the pick they got from the Yankees  
capone : 6/12/2019 9:50 pm : link
In comment 14470769 Giantsfan79 said:
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they had another pick in round 1 that was a few slots earlier, and have said they would have drafted Trout there had they only had one pick. Trout wasn't going to fall to the Yankees.


Do you have a reputable source for that story? I have never heard that and frankly it does not make a lot of sense
GF79 you got me googling  
capone : 6/12/2019 10:20 pm : link
https://es.pn/2Kv3DNg

I think there’s a lot of revisionist history… If you think this guys the next Mickey Mantle you don’t take somebody out of hm IMO
RE: GF79 you got me googling  
Mike in NY : 6/12/2019 10:26 pm : link
In comment 14470789 capone said:
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https://es.pn/2Kv3DNg

I think there’s a lot of revisionist history… If you think this guys the next Mickey Mantle you don’t take somebody out of hm IMO


They had back to back picks IIRC
N.Y. mike  
capone : 6/12/2019 10:38 pm : link
You are correct sir
Yeah, they had back to back picks and picked Trout second so they  
Jim in Hoboken : 6/12/2019 10:52 pm : link
could pay him less slot money.

It's fun to imagine how he would've looked in a Yankees uniform, but it was never going to happen.

Let me get my last shot in, anybody that us Yankees fan can dream on in this draft? It's like they are not even trying to hit a home run anymore.
RE: Yeah, they had back to back picks and picked Trout second so they  
Deejboy : 6/13/2019 12:04 am : link
In comment 14470862 Jim in Hoboken said:
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could pay him less slot money.

It's fun to imagine how he would've looked in a Yankees uniform, but it was never going to happen.

Let me get my last shot in, anybody that us Yankees fan can dream on in this draft? It's like they are not even trying to hit a home run anymore.

Drafts don't work like that now. If Anthony Volpe is Michael Young (a career WAR
24.6 player) as a few scouts have said that love him the Yankees would be ecstatic with that and he will be playing long after most of the 1st round bombed out. If Josh Smith is anything like Scooter Gennett the Yankees won their draft. The Yankees use to try hit homeruns with the Cito Culvers, Dante Bichette, Jrs, and Ty Hensleys of the world. After 2012 they changed a lot of their scouts and now draft much better. And when they sour on a player like Eric Jagielo they trade him before the wheels fall off.

At this point you would think Yankees fans would understand the Yankees know what they are doing and trust them. But fans are fans.
RE: GF79 you got me googling  
Giantsfan79 : 6/13/2019 7:54 am : link
In comment 14470789 capone said:
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https://es.pn/2Kv3DNg

I think there’s a lot of revisionist history… If you think this guys the next Mickey Mantle you don’t take somebody out of hm IMO


Went out last night, wasn't ignoring you. Honestly I can't remember where I heard it, likely a podcast. I have no first hand knowledge of the situation, and maybe it is revisionist history. Maybe the Angels really loved Randal Grichuk more and would have taken him had they only had one pick.

Two points to keep in mind though. Even if the Yankees didn't sign Tex, the 25th pick would have gone to the Brewers for the CC signing. And Mike Trout's father played minor league ball on the same team with some Angels front office folks. They had a longstanding relationship with the Trout family. Bottom line, I've resigned myself to the fact that Mike Trout never would have made it to the Yankees pick @ 29.

As for the Votto angle. I had also heard the Yankees were supposedly on the phone with Votto when the Reds picked him, like Strahan and the Cowpukes. Guess you can't win them all.
RE: while the Angels drafted Trout with the pick they got from the Yankees  
Stu11 : 6/13/2019 8:48 am : link
In comment 14470769 Giantsfan79 said:
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they had another pick in round 1 that was a few slots earlier, and have said they would have drafted Trout there had they only had one pick. Trout wasn't going to fall to the Yankees.

I'm glad you relayed this story. For the past 2 years my 11 year old son has been whining that if we didn't sign Texiera we could have had Trout. I'll tell him now it never was gonna happen.
RE: Yeah, they had back to back picks and picked Trout second so they  
LS : 6/13/2019 1:14 pm : link
In comment 14470862 Jim in Hoboken said:
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could pay him less slot money.

It's fun to imagine how he would've looked in a Yankees uniform, but it was never going to happen.

Let me get my last shot in, anybody that us Yankees fan can dream on in this draft? It's like they are not even trying to hit a home run anymore.


But then wouldn't they have had to pay the player they selected ahead of Trout more slot money than if they took him with their second pick? Not seeing how it would save them any money.
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