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txangel817
Posted 2010-04-25 8:22 AM (#839494)
Subject: Jake Locker



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Do the Angels keep his rights if he goes to the NFL? I read he is projected as the Number one overall pick next year.... you can make more money playing baseball Jake
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txangel817
Posted 2010-04-25 8:28 AM (#839495 - in reply to #839494)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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nevermind, just read that the Angels have his rights for 6 years.... seems like kind of a longshot but would be nice
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GlenM
Posted 2010-04-25 9:10 AM (#839500 - in reply to #839494)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




If you have a choice to professionally play either baseball or football, I have no idea why you'd choose football. Baseball will give you a longer career and a chance to make much more money.
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Catwhoshatinthehat
Posted 2010-04-25 9:20 AM (#839502 - in reply to #839494)
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Not necessarily. Scouts have been gushing over Locker for over a year now and barring injury he could easily be the #1 pick in 2011. Matthew Stafford got a 72M contract in 2009 of which 41.7M is guaranteed. What do top baseball picks get guaranteed? As a QB Locker could make a killing in the NFL.
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GlenM
Posted 2010-04-25 9:23 AM (#839504 - in reply to #839502)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




Catwhoshatinthehat - 2010-04-25 9:20 AM

Not necessarily. Scouts have been gushing over Locker for over a year now and barring injury he could easily be the #1 pick in 2011. Matthew Stafford got a 72M contract in 2009 of which 41.7M is guaranteed. What do top baseball picks get guaranteed? As a QB Locker could make a killing in the NFL.



Good point. If you're a first-round pick you'll do pretty well. My theory is based upon a baseball player making it to the bigs and having a 10-year or so career. Plus, with baseball your body will be in much better shape when you retire.
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2010-04-25 9:26 AM (#839506 - in reply to #839504)
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I always though Locker to be a righty version of Tebow. Is his arm that much better than Tebow's?
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Catwhoshatinthehat
Posted 2010-04-25 9:28 AM (#839508 - in reply to #839494)
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The QB position in the NFL is one of the few where players can play 10+ years but of course there's always the risk of injury. As far as being a MLB prospect goes it could take years before a player makes it to the bigs at which point they're under club control. Big difference here is we're talking about a guy who could go right to the NFL and make millions guaranteed out the gate while he was drafted in the 10th round by the Angels.
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Taylor
Posted 2010-04-25 9:36 AM (#839509 - in reply to #839508)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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Catwhoshatinthehat - 2010-04-25 9:28 AM

The QB position in the NFL is one of the few where players can play 10+ years but of course there's always the risk of injury. As far as being a MLB prospect goes it could take years before a player makes it to the bigs at which point they're under club control. Big difference here is we're talking about a guy who could go right to the NFL and make millions guaranteed out the gate while he was drafted in the 10th round by the Angels.


Plus, football players get more chicks.
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bruinman74
Posted 2010-04-25 9:44 AM (#839514 - in reply to #839494)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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he should go baseball because his lifelong dream of being quarterback for the Rams is probably now dashed
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AngelsLongBall
Posted 2010-04-25 10:13 AM (#839525 - in reply to #839506)
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Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 9:26 AM

I always though Locker to be a righty version of Tebow. Is his arm that much better than Tebow's?

Yes, it is. Locker is the real deal
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Blarg
Posted 2010-04-25 10:16 AM (#839528 - in reply to #839509)
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bumpygrimes - 2010-04-25 9:36 AM
Catwhoshatinthehat - 2010-04-25 9:28 AM The QB position in the NFL is one of the few where players can play 10+ years but of course there's always the risk of injury. As far as being a MLB prospect goes it could take years before a player makes it to the bigs at which point they're under club control. Big difference here is we're talking about a guy who could go right to the NFL and make millions guaranteed out the gate while he was drafted in the 10th round by the Angels.
Plus, football players get more chicks.
Wilt Chamberlain laughs at football players boasts.
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2010-04-25 10:46 AM (#839536 - in reply to #839525)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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AngelsLongBall - 2010-04-25 10:13 AM

Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 9:26 AM

I always though Locker to be a righty version of Tebow. Is his arm that much better than Tebow's?

Yes, it is. Locker is the real deal


Sounds like he could also be a multiple times GG winning OFer with that arm, as well as stealing 30 bases/season with his speed.

I hate to wish ill will on anyone, and I won't here of course. I just hope that somehow one day (in the next couple of years) he sees baseball as his real calling.
Just have him converse with Bo Jackson, who would have been one of the all time greats in MLB if he stayed with it alone instead of also playing in the NFL.

Edited by Angel Oracle 2010-04-25 10:49 AM
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Angels Never Die
Posted 2010-04-25 11:00 AM (#839545 - in reply to #839494)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2010-04-25 11:38 AM (#839563 - in reply to #839545)
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Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM

If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?


See Bo Jackson.
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Angels Never Die
Posted 2010-04-25 11:43 AM (#839566 - in reply to #839563)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:38 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM

If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?


See Bo Jackson.


Are you saying he should see Bo Jackson as a reason why he shouldn't do it?
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txangel817
Posted 2010-04-25 11:45 AM (#839568 - in reply to #839566)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 1:43 PM

Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:38 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM

If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?


See Bo Jackson.


Are you saying he should see Bo Jackson as a reason why he shouldn't do it?


he could get drafted by the Raiders
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2010-04-25 11:47 AM (#839569 - in reply to #839568)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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txangel817 - 2010-04-25 11:45 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 1:43 PM

Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:38 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM

If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?


See Bo Jackson.


Are you saying he should see Bo Jackson as a reason why he shouldn't do it?


he could get drafted by the Raiders


THAT would be plenty of reason enough to forgo football. :)

Granted he isn't a RB like Jackson was, but his style of play (running the ball often) could lead to significant injuries.
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wopphil
Posted 2010-04-25 11:47 AM (#839570 - in reply to #839494)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker


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why would anyone give up 40 mil+ gauranteed for 15K per year playing baseball? Best case scenario if he plays baseball, he become a star player and eventually gets a 40 mil+ contract. Of course, the odds of that are slim, so why would he walk away from gauranteed money in the NFL?
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Morales4MVP
Posted 2010-04-25 11:48 AM (#839571 - in reply to #839568)
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txangel817 - 2010-04-25 11:45 AM

he could get drafted by the Raiders


And then he retires from the NFL and goes into Baseball.

Edited by Napoli4MVP 2010-04-25 11:48 AM
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Angel Oracle
Posted 2010-04-25 11:49 AM (#839572 - in reply to #839570)
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wopphil - 2010-04-25 11:47 AM

why would anyone give up 40 mil+ gauranteed for 15K per year playing baseball? Best case scenario if he plays baseball, he become a star player and eventually gets a 40 mil+ contract. Of course, the odds of that are slim, so why would he walk away from gauranteed money in the NFL?


That is tempting, but is he willing to handle the potential life long injuries that football deals to some players.
It all depends on what he wants out of life.
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Blarg
Posted 2010-04-25 11:50 AM (#839573 - in reply to #839563)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker



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Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:38 AM
Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?
See Bo Jackson.
Jackson had a pre existing condition called avascular necrosis which was cutting off blood supply to the femur which led to both the on field injury and subsequent hip replacement. You could also point to a bunch of guys that snapped their ankles sliding into 2nd base. It's a crap shoot avoind injury in sport so the kids best chance is to go with the sport he is most adept at.
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Angels Never Die
Posted 2010-04-25 12:00 PM (#839578 - in reply to #839572)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:49 AM

wopphil - 2010-04-25 11:47 AM

why would anyone give up 40 mil+ gauranteed for 15K per year playing baseball? Best case scenario if he plays baseball, he become a star player and eventually gets a 40 mil+ contract. Of course, the odds of that are slim, so why would he walk away from gauranteed money in the NFL?


That is tempting, but is he willing to handle the potential life long injuries that football deals to some players.
It all depends on what he wants out of life.


Perhaps he wants the best chance at making it in professional sports. There's no guarantee he even makes it to the major leagues if he chooses baseball.
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halogoodbye
Posted 2010-04-25 2:01 PM (#839759 - in reply to #839568)
Subject: Re: Jake Locker




txangel817 - 2010-04-25 11:45 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 1:43 PM

Angel Oracle - 2010-04-25 11:38 AM

Angels Never Die - 2010-04-25 11:00 AM

If he's so highly touted as a football player, why would he go into the unknown world of baseball?


See Bo Jackson.


Are you saying he should see Bo Jackson as a reason why he shouldn't do it?


he could get drafted by the Raiders



The Raiders traded their 2011 1st round pick to the Patriots for Richard Seymour. As a Raiders fan, I was hoping they would draft Locker but then I remembered this deal.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4450767
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