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No. 2 pick set for draft's biggest bonus

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08:14 AM ET 06.12 | The Twins have, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reached an agreement with second overall pick Byron Buxton, pending a physical. Buxton arrived in the Twin Cities on Monday and met with the team at Target Field. He will take his physical [Tuesday]. There are no details on Buxton's signing bonus as of yet, but the recommended slot for the No. 2 overall pick is $6.2MM. With No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa signing well under slot, there's a chance that Buxton could receive the largest bonus of the 2012 draft. ... [The paper] reports that Buxton will likely report to the Twins' rookie league team in Fort Myers, Fla., and that he could advance to Minnesota's Appalacian League affiliate in Elizabethton, Tenn.

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June 12, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Was there no picture of Byron Buxton ???

You mean that's not him?

June 12, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Gardenhire is a good coach. But he looks like a tick that just fed.

June 12, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Twins need him now!

June 12, 2012  03:14 PM ET

They're too lazy to do a five second search on Icon Sports media site to find a Byron Buxton photograph:

http://www.iconsportsmedia.com/search/fulltext/byron%20buxton

Nice pay day for Buxton. Hope to see him in the big leagues in a few years.

June 12, 2012  09:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Twins need him now!

The Pohlads are gonna reach into their pockets? Their hands must be cold.

June 13, 2012  07:50 AM ET
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The Pohlads are gonna reach into their pockets? Their hands must be cold.

Didn't you know their player salaries are now up there. $94M. The problem is will the fans keep coming if they can't field a decent team.

 
June 13, 2012  08:41 AM ET

If you've got a really promising kid, do what the Nats have done and recent years -- bite the bullet and pay 'em. The Twins have always drawn well -- when they've been at least competitive. THis is just the first step.

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