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07:10 AM ET 06.20 | Now a very wealthy young man, Mark Appel can begin the work of trying to earn his way into Major League Baseball. Appel's signing bonus, which is worth about $6.4 million, wasn't finalized until Wednesday morning. The figure eclipses the $4.8 million given to 2012 No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa but is $1.4 million below maximum slot value. "We're hoping (Appel will) be an anchor of the team," Astros owner Jim Crane said. ... The 6-5, 225-pound Appel soon will begin work at the Astros' spring-training home in Kissimmee, Fla. He'll likely make his pro debut for the short-season Tri-City ValleyCats, who are based in Troy, N.Y. The Astros will place an innings limit on an arm that already has thrown 106 1/3 innings this year.

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June 20, 2013  09:32 AM ET

106 - 1/3 innings?
Ooooo better not even use the guy then.

(smashes sarcasm button)

June 20, 2013  06:24 PM ET

Why don't they just sit him for a couple of years!!!

June 20, 2013  11:18 PM ET

Innings limits aren't the answer

 
June 21, 2013  07:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Innings limits aren't the answer

I so completely agree! Inning limitations let your guy hurt himself easier because he doesn't get the feel of what it's going to be like later in the year/his career. Managers used to throw their pitchers to the wolves, and workhorse pitchers thrived while pitchers who were going to break down after 100 innings did so anyway. It kind of ruins the game.

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