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    Bubba Starling

    Just drafted by the Royals 5th overall. What does everyone think about him still going to Nebraska or do you think he still signs with the hometown team and plays baseball. Or does anyone care because Nebraska isn't a conference foe anymore.


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    Re: Bubba Starling

    1) I hear he's going baseball.
    2) Who cares?


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    Re: Bubba Starling

    I think he'll sign. He lives 10 minutes south of KC and rumors are he could receive a signing bonus of $5 million+. Dayton Moore has signed all of their first round picks so far as the general manager and will most likely give in to Boras so they don't have to deal with losing another hometown player (see: Albert Pujols).


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: Bubba Starling

    He's reportedly the future at QB for the Huskers, so if he signs with KC, it'll make it that much more awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: Bubba Starling

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    Just drafted by the Royals 5th overall. What does everyone think about him still going to Nebraska or do you think he still signs with the hometown team and plays baseball. Or does anyone care because Nebraska isn't a conference foe anymore.
    Oh heck yeah! I was hoping for Starling. He'd be stupid not to play baseball (first)...unless of course, he really likes football...and is rich already.

    Failing at baseball and playing football is a much better option than failing at football than trying to play baseball. See Pat White. I guess he didn't really fail, but you he didn't get paid.



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    Re: Bubba Starling

    As many top-5 picks the Royals have had the last 20 years one would think they could finish above 0.500 once in a while.


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    Re: Bubba Starling

    He'll sign with the Royals, he can be a great baseball player and he'll get a hefty signing bonus... and its not like Nebraska QBs go pro.



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    Re: Bubba Starling

    Quote Originally Posted by GMackey32 View Post
    He's reportedly the future at QB for the Huskers, so if he signs with KC, it'll make it that much more awesome.
    Na. He is the Tate Forcier to Jamal Turner's Denard Robinson. Turner will be a stud.



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    Re: Bubba Starling

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    As many top-5 picks the Royals have had the last 20 years one would think they could finish above 0.500 once in a while.
    Not when they can't hit a barn that makes its way over the plate, like Gordon his first 3 years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by brett108 View Post
    Not when they can't hit a barn that makes its way over the plate, like Gordon his first 3 years.

    Or if they are a full-time DH that only hits singles and doubles with nobody on, but then grounds into inning-ending double plays with people on, like Billy Butler...


    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I agree. We didn't choose Iowa State because it is easy. We chose Iowa State because it is awesome.
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    So frickin jealous of what they have in Ames. It's truly amazing what Fred has done coming in with 0 coaching experience.

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    Re: Bubba Starling

    Nebraska can't match the Royals bonus mmmmmmmmmmm maybe 3 mil



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    Re: Bubba Starling

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Oh heck yeah! I was hoping for Starling. He'd be stupid not to play baseball (first)...unless of course, he really likes football...and is rich already.

    Failing at baseball and playing football is a much better option than failing at football than trying to play baseball. See Pat White. I guess he didn't really fail, but you he didn't get paid.
    Family isn't. His HS baseball coach wife is one of my dads secretaries and the family isn't that well off. They are saying all the right things as far as Nebraska is concerned but he would be stupid to turn down 5+ mill.

    In all honesty, The Royals wanted one of the college pitchers, but all went off the board before they picked.


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    Re: Bubba Starling

    I was hoping he'd fall to the Cubs but I'm satisfied with Baez.



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