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Appel stands to net millions after gamble

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07:05 AM ET 06.06 | Leave it to a Stanford student to make a sound financial decision. [Mark Appel] gambled on himself by passing on a chance to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates after they picked him No. 8 overall a year ago, and it appears Appel is about to win big. Appel could well be the first overall choice of the Houston Astros in Thursday's MLB first-year (amateur) player draft. But even if he isn't chosen No. 1, he will almost surely [obliterate] the approximately $3.8 million he turned down from the Pirates last year. "It worked out for him," one rival agent said, saying Appel will very likely also easily beat the $6-million figure some suggested the Astros might have been willing to spend on him last year.

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June 6, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Yeah, but will he be any good?

THIS^^^^^

June 6, 2013  01:33 PM ET

More money but he may be drafted by the Cubbies and get stuck with those perennial losers.

June 6, 2013  02:21 PM ET
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More money but he may be drafted by the Cubbies and get stuck with those perennial losers.

At least he'll have plenty of money to buy drinks at The Ginger Man after home games so he can forget his problems.
Ever been there, KenoshaMark? You could be there in just over an hour from home. Great jukebox.

June 6, 2013  08:01 PM ET
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Yeah, but will he be any good?

the question is,,should he be able to stand for the team's higher expectations in his arm? or he would need a TJS in the first year in the majors?roll eyes to the nationals,,,,,

 
June 7, 2013  06:30 AM ET
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More money but he may be drafted by the Cubbies and get stuck with those perennial losers.

And the Astrid are better how!?

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