Hunter Greene a Red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Having and giving it to him are two different things.
    Yep, record bonus.
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    Where is he being assigned to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Where is he being assigned to?
    Better question may be what are the Reds going to do with him position wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yep, record bonus.
    Dumb but its part of the process I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumoroyal View Post
    Where is he being assigned to?
    Headed to AZL to get going then being assigned to Billings (Rookie Ball).

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    He's going to pitch. He hit .325 in HS I'm not sure why everyone thinks that's special. He throws 100. The answer is simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    He's going to pitch. He hit .325 in HS I'm not sure why everyone thinks that's special. He throws 100. The answer is simple.
    The Reds have made it fairly clear that they envision him as a pitcher. My only concern is that he's never going to make it as an everyday player unless he gets regular at-bats at this point in his career. So, if he focuses 100% on pitching and forgoes the hitting instruction, it's all or nothing as a pitcher. If he devotes the majority of his effort into SS, he could still be a pitcher in 2 years if the SS job doesn't work out.

    Unique situation that should be fun to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    So basically if this kids doesnt sign the Reds drafted a can of air. Par for the course. Way to go ownership.
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    Dumb but its part of the process I guess.
    So you prematurely blame ownership because he wasn't signed, then you blame ownership for giving him too much money. Sounds about right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    So you prematurely blame ownership because he wasn't signed, then you blame ownership for giving him too much money. Sounds about right...
    To quote plantmam, " Par for the course"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelCrazy View Post
    So you prematurely blame ownership because he wasn't signed, then you blame ownership for giving him too much money. Sounds about right...
    I blame ownership for making a pick of a player that they may not be able to sign, specifically their first pick of the draft. Blame MLB for the process that pays a 17 year old kid 7 plus million because he was able to dominate a bunch of 17 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    I blame ownership for making a pick of a player that they may not be able to sign, specifically their first pick of the draft. Blame MLB for the process that pays a 17 year old kid 7 plus million because he was able to dominate a bunch of 17 year olds.
    No, you blamed ownership for drafting a player they were able to sign. Brilliant.

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    The newspaper yesterday said he would likely go to Arizona to "stretch out" since he has not pitched in like 2 months. While he is "stretching out" he will get some game action as a designated hitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    The newspaper yesterday said he would likely go to Arizona to "stretch out" since he has not pitched in like 2 months. While he is "stretching out" he will get some game action as a designated hitter.
    Yep, I see no reason he can't get a few days a week hitting or in the field. I think if his ultimate goal is to do both at the MLB level he would be wise to move from SS. I don't see anyway he plays SS without being committed to it 100%. Maybe a corner OF spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yep, I see no reason he can't get a few days a week hitting or in the field. I think if his ultimate goal is to do both at the MLB level he would be wise to move from SS. I don't see anyway he plays SS without being committed to it 100%. Maybe a corner OF spot.
    I don't see him playing in the field and pitching. Too much stress on the arm, and interferes with his pitching work on non pitching days. If he get's at bats, it will be as a DH.

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