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    • Mets trying to get MLB to grant them a protected draft pick
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  • 1/23/13
  • 4545_ajd

"John Harper ?@NYDNHarper
Problem is Mets had 10th pick until Pirates failed to sign their No. 1 draft pick and were put back in Top 10, pushing Mets out."

"John Harper ?@NYDNHarper
Mets were seeking a ruling that would allow them to keep the pick, losing 2nd-rounder instead, but so far it seems they won't get it."

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  • 1/23/13
  • marvelousmarvin
It's a nice gambit.
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  • 1/23/13
  • nvmets10
It's nice to know they tried but since it won't happen, where does that leave us?
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  • 1/23/13
  • DFAB
If it was the yankees, MLB would have no problem granting it. The Mets ALWAYS get screwed in some way....
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  • 1/23/13
  • KB24NYM
funny stuff...what will happen next year when we're right around the 10-11 pick again? mets gonna tank?
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  • 1/23/13
  • DFAB
we would get the 7th pick next year but then 4 teams failed to sign their pick THIS year so we would be at 11 again..
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  • 1/23/13
  • 4545_ajd

"Adam Rubin ?@AdamRubinESPN
Person familiar with situation confirms #Mets would lose first round pick, but said that's "as of now""

Ok, at least that sound like it has at least a chance of happening.

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  • 1/23/13
  • lllfxlll
if you cant sign your draft pick then you shouldnt keep the same pick in the following draft!
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  • 1/23/13
  • nvmets10
So are we to take this to mean the Mets actually believe baseball will bend the rules for them?
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  • 1/23/13
  • lllfxlll
well selig has helped his buddies before, maybe he will again!
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  • 1/23/13
  • JackNicholson
should be interesting. Curious what the precedent is with this, if any.
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  • 1/23/13
  • 4545_ajd
If it puts another team in contention for Michael Bourn and gets him more $$, I am sure the MLBPA wouldn't mind.
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  • 1/23/13
  • nvmets10
Fair point. For once, just maybe the Wilpon-Selig relationship could benefit us?
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  • 1/23/13
  • nvmets10
I guess I just wonder if every other team would be okay with this.
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  • 1/23/13
  • lllfxlll

But seriously, the "true" 10 worst teams in baseball should have their picks protected, which includes the Mets.

I find it a bit stupid for a team who didn't sign their draft pick to be allowed to draft in the same spot for the following season.

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  • 1/23/13
  • 4545_ajd

"But seriously, the "true" 10 worst teams in baseball should have their picks protected, which includes the Mets.'

Yup, and Braves would get the same pick either way with the rule changes so they won't have much to complain about if it happens.

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  • 1/23/13
  • Gepett0

this is a new rule w/ the new cba and has never actually been instituted

i actually stated a while back that I thought that if you fail to resign a protected pick it should be slotted in after the 10th pick...it would prevent situations like this from arising to begin with

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  • 1/23/13
  • skorpio520
its only fair. now the mets are getting penalized bcuz the pirates failed to sign their pick
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  • 1/23/13
  • edmet
i hope jeff is putting his lipstick and nylons on as we speak, er, type.
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