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07-16-2012, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
Really wasn't interested in the draft this year. I guess from reading the posts here that they moved that signing deadline up (about damn time) and changed the slotting system. I know we missed out on Appel. Did we use that saved money to sign any good later round guys or was it just pocketed by the Nuttings?
You can not use that first money ($3.8 million) on anyone else. So pocketed. The rest was a mixed bag. They did go overslot on a couple of players, but under on several more. And I linked an article about one who was pissed and called the Pirates cheap because they would not budge from $8,000 under slot and go to slot ($130,000 instead of $138,000). He is likely going to college instead and went to the press pretty pissed off over the $8000 snub.

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