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  1. GiantDuckFan

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    how good do you expect the 144th pick to be?.. overwhelming odds are, will never see the bigs,.. in my eyes, max slot bonus of $379k seems way high,.. and 25k, seems low
     
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    25k will barely pay for a car good enough to drive home in when he is cut
     
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    yep, I was thinking about it later,.. I believe when they draft someone, they're required to pay the kid the minimum, 25k bonus
     
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    Good money for all those Dominican players
     
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    fingers crossed, I think we're gonna have a 60 game season, BB, gonna be great, exciting as hell,.. with universal DH
     
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    It's better than nothing
     
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    if they actually do play 60, it goes like this,.. opening day, July 23-24

    To minimize travel,.. for example, the Giants will play the bulk of their games against the National League West (40, or 10 against each division opponent) and the rest against the American League West

    :) 60 games is enough, it allows for some ups and downs, but a good starts important, I think it's going to have heightened intensity from day one,.. Starts in 3 Weeks!!
     
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    Baseball starts in 2 weeks!
    I hope, I hope

    check out the delivery of our rookie

     
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    Buster Posey elects not to play in 2020
    https://www.mlb.com/giants/news/giants-buster-posey-elects-not-to-play-in-2020

    Other players have also said they have elected not to play include the D-backs’ Mike Leake, the Rockies’ Ian Desmond, the Dodgers’ David Price, the Braves’ Félix Hernández and Nick Markakis and the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross and Welington Castillo.

    Players who have a condition that makes them high risk can opt out and still earn their full prorated salary. They can also opt back in during the season. Posey will not be paid because his decision not to play was not influenced by a prior health issue, meaning he’ll forfeit approximately $8 million of his prorated salary for this season. He also will not receive service time, and he would not be able to return during the 2020 regular season or postseason.

    :cool: rich fucking pussies
     
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    yep yep,.. capitalism comes into play

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants rounded out their 2020 Draft class on Thursday by signing third-round pick Kyle Harrison. The deal is worth $2.5 million, according to MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis.

    The bonus was more than three times the recommended slot value for the No. 85 pick ($710,700), as the Giants needed to sweeten the pot to convince Harrison to forgo his commitment to UCLA.
     

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