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Blue Jays not expected to sign first-rounder Tyler Beede

Aug 11, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

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Jonathan Mayo of heard from a source Thursday that the Blue Jays are no longer expecting to reach agreement on a contract with Tyler Beede, their first-round pick from June’s MLB Amateur Draft.

Beede made a commitment to pitch for Vanderbilt University earlier this summer and apparently hasn’t been swayed by the Jays’ contract offers.

An 18-year-old high school pitcher out of Massachusetts, he won’t be eligible for the draft until 2014 if the negotiations are indeed broken off.

The deadline to sign picks is August 15, so there’s still a bit of time left for something to change. For now, those rumors of a “pre-draft” agreement between Beede and the Jays would appear to be completely off base.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2011 at 8:31 AM

    No problem. The Jays will just get an extra first round pick next year.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:20 AM

      Yeah No problem proudly, we see what all these picks are doing for them. At least at one time the b-jays used to finish 3rd, now they cant even do that. Enjoy 4th place sucker!

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM

        Thanks for yet another insightful contribution.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2011 at 10:16 AM

        “Depends” Dirty Harry. Remember the “depends”. They will not cure your problem, but they will help you cope with being a social outcast.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 12, 2011 at 2:13 PM

      Depends? I got an old man telling me depends jokes when im like 35 years younger then you? LOL thats funny. Social outcast? you really think i came here to be friends with anyone? absolutely not, i hate all of you including my probation officer, lol.

      • proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM

        I realize that you hate people. My condolences.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    thats ok monkeyboy, i know sometimes the truth hurts. I do feel bad for the b-jays fan base sometimes. You know all 15 of them?

    • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM

      I’m not a Blue Jays fan.

    • cur68 - Aug 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM

      Good Morning Harry! My, but you’re up early. Had a visit with your probation officer this AM or did you have to go in for the battery change on your ankle bracelet?

      • drmonkeyarmy - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

        Morning Cur. How are you today? You know what I am tired of….people devaluing the RBI.

  3. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 12, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    I’m usually all for college for kids, but in this case, he would be insane to pass up on the Blue Jays here. If he is really being offered $3.5 to $4 million dollars, why wouldn’t he take that money? If they start slotting draft picks in another couple years, even if he is picked in 5th, he won’t see that much money. And if he gets hurt or doesn’t pitch as well, he won’t be picked that high anyway.

    He’s 18 and he is being offered millions. Take the money. You’ll be that much closer, if not already in the big leagues when you are 21. And if you suck, then you’ll have $4 million and can go to college with some cash in your portfolio..

    • cur68 - Aug 12, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      Ahhh, he’s just holding out a little for more cash. Either that or his family is rich and he doesn’t need the dough.

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