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07:14 AM ET 06.07 | Though draft results take years to fully grade, immediate reactions can be worthwhile to fan bases looking for hope on the horizon -- or doom and gloom. Losers: GM Brian Sabean's Giants teams have had quite the knack for finding undervalued pitchers in the draft. The offensive track record, on the other hand, is very bleak indeed, with Buster Posey, who most everyone viewed as a stud, surrounded by a number of busts like Tony Torcato, Todd Linden and Wendell Fairley. So, there's certainly no reason to give Sabean the benefit of the doubt when he drafted shortstop Christian Arroyo 25th and third baseman Ryder Jones 64th on Thursday. ... Sabean thinks he's sees something others don't, but he probably felt that way about Jackson Williams, Emmanuel Burriss and Arturo McDowell, too.

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June 7, 2013  09:36 AM ET

The baseball draft is a crap shoot. They are trying to make it a big event like the NFL draft, and that's just stupid.

June 7, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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The baseball draft is a crap shoot. They are trying to make it a big event like the NFL draft, and that's just stupid.

I agree, nobody follows these guys in HS or college but they're still trying to pump them up like they're already national figures. Baseball is so much a game of subtle talents that it's tougher to know what's going to happen with these guys.

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June 7, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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I agree, nobody follows these guys in HS or college but they're still trying to pump them up like they're already national figures. Baseball is so much a game of subtle talents that it's tougher to know what's going to happen with these guys.

Yeah. Drafting an 18 year old right out of high school - yikes. It's years before you have any idea if that pick was worth it.

June 7, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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The baseball draft is a crap shoot. They are trying to make it a big event like the NFL draft, and that's just stupid.

At least in the NFL draft, because the players have mostly gone through 4 years of college football, and the skill set is more measurable, there's more certainty in the NFL draft. It's easier to know right away what kind of help is on the way. Baseball is a little harder to nail down in the draft. Also what is there like 500 rounds to the MLB draft? The payoff for MLB draft choices usually comes 4 or 5 years down the road if at all. Takes the excitement out of the event.

June 7, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Guess I should have read Don Mossi's reply before I decided to comment lol.

June 7, 2013  01:07 PM ET
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Yeah. Drafting an 18 year old right out of high school - yikes. It's years before you have any idea if that pick was worth it.

You have to hope they do lots of roids like ARod did in and out of HS.

June 7, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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You have to hope they do lots of roids like ARod did in and out of HS.

or HGH...

June 7, 2013  04:51 PM ET

Getting Ready for Belmont Stakes, I think I'll take my Row Boat!!!

June 7, 2013  05:31 PM ET

So...he's criticizing the GM of a team that has won two of the past three World Series, primarily behind the strength of homegrown talent, because he hasn't drafted a good hitter recently other than the reigning NL MVP?

Good stuff.

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June 7, 2013  07:17 PM ET
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only because Mauer isn't in the NL...

Yeah Mauer was right in there for the AL MVP! Posey probably would've fallen to 20th in the voting (just behind Mauer) if he were in the AL! Hilarious....

June 7, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Posey, Crawford and Belt, plus undrafted signee Sandoval, I would say this article is really stoopid.

June 7, 2013  09:44 PM ET

The biggest losers in this draft are any ballplayers drafted by the Cubbies.

June 7, 2013  09:47 PM ET
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So...he's criticizing the GM of a team that has won two of the past three World Series, primarily behind the strength of homegrown talent, because he hasn't drafted a good hitter recently other than the reigning NL MVP?Good stuff.

Yours is one of the funniest, and most accurate comments I have read in a long time. Awesome.

June 7, 2013  10:02 PM ET
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So...he's criticizing the GM of a team that has won two of the past three World Series, primarily behind the strength of homegrown talent, because he hasn't drafted a good hitter recently other than the reigning NL MVP?Good stuff.

+1

 
June 9, 2013  01:31 AM ET
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The biggest losers in this draft are any ballplayers drafted by the Cubbies.

Just give it up and have the surgery already, girl interrupted.

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