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Brett: Starling signed in closing seconds

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08:03 AM ET 08.17 | Waiting until the last moment, according to George Brett, didn't do either the Royals or Bubba Starling any favors. [Starling's] professional baseball career would have gotten off to a better start if Major League Baseball would set an earlier deadline to sign players than Aug. 15. That's the word from [Brett], who was happy to see Starling sign with the Royals but is sorry Starling squandered a season of development. ... "I'm happy he signed with the Royals, I'm happy the Royals drafted him," Brett emphasized. "I just wish it wouldn't have taken as long. Both sides negotiated in good faith, but I wish the deadline was a little sooner. You knew he was going to sign ... I heard it was 40 seconds, 20 seconds to go and they finally agreed to do it."

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August 17, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Finally a picture worth looking at, the interns could have found SOMETHING to put up there?!?

August 17, 2011  08:18 AM ET

You know it's a slow day when a Royals signing make the cut...

I do like the "fist and flag" photo though.

August 17, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Alex Gordon? What does he have to do with this?

<Insert random Royals player picture here>

August 17, 2011  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Alex Gordon? What does he have to do with this?<Insert random Royals player picture here>

The analogy being another wasted talent at KC......

August 17, 2011  11:54 AM ET

I dunno -- they're putting together a pretty nice little team for the next few years. This isn't the same K.C. management that screwed up so often in the past. Same goes for the current ownership in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Love seeing the mid-sized markets with quality players and a fighting chance (a la Tampa Bay). I know it ain't easy ...

August 17, 2011  12:31 PM ET

the first step its the hardest to make!!

August 17, 2011  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I dunno -- they're putting together a pretty nice little team for the next few years. This isn't the same K.C. management that screwed up so often in the past. Same goes for the current ownership in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Love seeing the mid-sized markets with quality players and a fighting chance (a la Tampa Bay). I know it ain't easy ...

I agree ... I realize the Yankmees and Sox tie up most of the etalent as best they can, but they do make mistakes and they can't sign everyone ...

 
August 17, 2011  04:42 PM ET

Starling is represnted by Scott Boras. Explains a lot. He doesn't have Soctt's interests at heart. Only his own wallet.

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