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Thursday, November 08, 2001

How much do minor league players get paid?

I’ve gotten this question a few times.
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Minor League Baseball player contracts and paychecks are handled by the Major League Baseball office. Here are the salary ranges:

First contract season: $850/month maximum. After that, open to negotiation

Alien Salary Rates: Different for aliens on visas--mandated by INS (Immigration).

Class AAA--First year: $2,150/month, after first year no less than $2,150/month

Class AA-First year: $1,500/month, after first year no less than $1,500/month

Class A (full season)--First year: $1,050/month, after first year no less than $1,050/month

Class A (short-season)--First year: $850/month, after first year no less than $850/month

Dominican & Venezuelan Summer Leagues--no lower than $300/month

Meal Money: $20 per day at all levels, while on the road

(from MinorLeagueBaseball.com)

    Jim Furtado  Membership Posted: November 08, 2001 at 08:10 PM
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    1. JAMES PIDUTTI Membership Posted: November 27, 2002 at 12:24 AM (#524298)
      I MYSELF RECENTLY SIGNED A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT. ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO WITH THE BLUE-JAYS. IT IS FOR THE 2003 SEASON. I WAS LOOKING FOR A SITE LIKE THIS. WHERE YOU CAN EXPRESS YOUR OPINION ON THIS SORT OF TOPIC. NOT TO BE GREEDY BUT $850 A MONTH IS WAY TOO LOW FOR ANY PLAYER. ESPECIALLY AT A PRO LEVEL. GOOD THING FOR ME IS U.S. MONEY IS WORTH OVER 1 1/2 TIMES CAN MONEY. EVERYONE ALWAYS ASKS ME ALL THE TIME. OH YOU MUST BE SO RICH NOW THAT YOUR SIGNED WITH THE BLUE-JAYS. BUT SADLY MY ANSWER IS NO, I'M NOT RICH AT ALL. I DON'T GET IT. MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY PLAYER'S GET $60-70,000 A YEAR. AND NHL HOCKEY PLAYER'S OVERALL MAKE 5 TIMES LESS THAN AVERAGE MLB PLAYER'S. I DON'T KNOW WHY MLB TEAMS DON'T GIVE THEIR MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER'S A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN PAY. NOT JUST BECAUSE IT AFFECTS ME. IT JUST MAKES SENSE. MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACTS SHOULD BE FOR AT LEAST $10,000 A MONTH IF YOU ASK ME. ANYONE FEEL FREE TO REPLY BACK TO ME K.
    2. Ben Snethen Membership Posted: January 07, 2003 at 10:55 AM (#524299)
      I think minor leaguers should get more and major leaguers less (we're talking WAY WAY less). 5 million a year to play baseball??? come on. A-Rod is not worth the 18 or whatever million a year he plays for. I would play baseball for free if I could. Baseball isn't only a job. It's fun. It's a game. Do professional Nintendo players make 20 million a year?
    3. JAMES PIDUTTI Membership Posted: January 18, 2003 at 01:26 AM (#524300)
      YEAH FOR SURE I AGREE WITH THE DUDE WHO REPLIED RECENTLY. RIGHT ON MAN, I'M WITH YOU. I'M A FIRST YEAR MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER MYSELF, AND I SHARE THE SAME THOUGHTS AS YOU DO ON THE TOPIC.
    4. Austin Chubb Membership Posted: February 01, 2003 at 11:05 AM (#524301)
      I agree that Minor League Players should get more money. I am not yet a Minor Leaguer but one day I hope to be. I mean most kids who go from High School to the NBA sign atleast a 500,000$ contract or more. I mean we have to play in the minors and make 2,000 a month at the most give me a break!
    5. pidutti sucks Membership Posted: February 17, 2003 at 01:24 PM (#524302)
      i think minor league players should get paid more too. but the thing is that this pidutti kid sucks, because i played him about 2 years ago and i cant believe he got a contract. he is kind of retarted.
    6. Terrance Cahill Membership Posted: February 24, 2003 at 08:34 PM (#524303)
      I played against pidutti..the guy throws pretty hard. Any left hander who can throw 90 and hit the catchers glove deserves a contract. The kid has some skills
    7. Brewers fan Membership Posted: February 24, 2003 at 11:34 PM (#524304)
      I completely agree that minor league baseball players deserve more money, and major league baseball players deserve less. The minor leaguers have to work just as hard, if not harder, and they don't get the luxury treatments. They don't get the charter planes and 4-star hotels; they get the cramped coach bus and the econo-lodge. For all their talent, they deserve a decent wage.
    8. Minnesota Twins Organization Membership Posted: February 26, 2003 at 01:07 PM (#524305)
      I scouted Pidutti at a juco game last year and he was 76-80 topping out at 82. He must of done something to jump his fastball up 8 mph because he looked confused on the hill the whole time. He had no balance and he looked as if he didnt know what he was doing. I feel sorry for the Jays Org. because this kid is not going anywhere. So, some minor leaguers should get paid more but not all of them by any means.
    9. Micheal jordan Membership Posted: March 04, 2003 at 05:56 PM (#524306)
      These James alone hes the man
    10. James Pidutti Membership Posted: April 09, 2003 at 12:56 AM (#524308)
      HEY, I JUST HAPPENED TO GLANCE BY THIS WEB PAGE THAT I WROTE ON LAST YEAR. REALLY NICE COMMENTS YOU GUYS MADE ABOUT ME. REALLY CLASSY OF YOU. SAYING THAT I SUCK. EVERYONE BUT TERRANCE CAHILL Y'ALL ARE JUST JEALOUS. WHAT TEAM DID YOU PLAY FOR CAHILL? SO YOU GUY'S FEEL YOU HAVE TO PUT ME DOWN TO MAKE YOURSELVES FEEL BETTER. HOW COME NO ONE LEFT THEIR NAMES? SCARED TOO?

      AS FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS SCOUT... I AM GOING TO PROVE YOU WRONG BY WHEN YOU SAID "THIS KID IS GOING NOWWHERE." WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT. I THINK I REMEMBER YOU. DID YOU SCOUT ME AGAINST SEMINOLE OKLAHOMA JUNIOR COLLEGE? IF SO, I THREW A 2 HITTER THAT DAY AGAINST THE 12TH BEST JUCO TEAM IN THE NATION. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. ALL YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO REGRET WHAT YOU SAID. LATER.
    11. Jim Membership Posted: April 09, 2003 at 01:13 AM (#524309)
      I think that all you people making fun of James Pidutti are all jealous and have nothing else better to do. He obviously has talent if the Blue Jays are interested in him. I personally think that he is going to do the best that he possibly could do to make it to the big leagues, even making it this far is something to be proud of. He as an awesome arm that is going to take him places, very good for being left handed. He is a good well rounder player, not only is he good at pitching but he excels anywhere on the field. We are all very proud of him, us Sudburians, and we wish him the best. And for people making smart comments it just shows your insecurities and that you wish you could be.
    12. Zach Delcosta Membership Posted: April 09, 2003 at 01:13 AM (#524310)
      What are you guys talking about? I watched Pidutti in college last year for Dodge-City, and he was a stud. He should have won every game he pitched if his team could score more runs. He hit 91, and was consistently 87-89 against my brother's team Hutch and almost pitched a no hitter that day. And they won 40 games. So I don't know what you other guys are talking about? Saying he sucks? You must be talking about another LHP from Canada named James Pidutti. Or you must all be on drugs. If I was a mlb team, he would be a 1st or 2nd round pick. I think he will be on a big league diamond very soon!
    13. Chris Membership Posted: April 10, 2003 at 10:42 AM (#524311)
      DID YOU SCOUT ME AGAINST SEMINOLE OKLAHOMA JUNIOR COLLEGE? IF SO, I THREW A 2 HITTER THAT DAY AGAINST THE 12TH BEST JUCO TEAM IN THE NATION

      Apparently our friend hasn't learned Voros' Law Yet! :P

      I sure hope he's getting wise investment advice with the money he's not making... :P
    14. Terra Baldwin Membership Posted: April 10, 2003 at 03:44 PM (#524312)
      What's with everyone carving up Pidutti, he is pretty good you guys. He was mostly 84-88 the game i saw him pitch in Pratt, Kansas last year. I was standing behind home plate where the radar gun was. His control is not pin point yet and he has a lot to learn about pitching. But he knows how to get batter's out. I heard he got a very high amount in terms of a signing bonus from the Jays. He won the game I saw him pitch, so I think the Twin's scout is an #######.
    15. Lance Davis Membership Posted: April 11, 2003 at 01:44 PM (#524313)
      Yeah i played against Pidutti, in college. He wasn't very good. I went 3 for 3 against him with a 2B and a HR. He didn't seem like that good of a pitcher too me. He was wild, and it looked as if he threw about 80, 81 mph. No speed, no curveball. He seemed pretty ordinary to me. I'm surprised to hear he is playing professionally. At one point he was 0-7 last year. I don't think he will go very far. I think the only reason he got to where he is is because he is a lefty, and his muscle size is intimidating. I'm keeping my eyes on him though.
    16. Steve Cadwell Membership Posted: April 12, 2003 at 11:39 AM (#524314)
      I saw the Jays� A-level club, the Alley Cats, play last night in chilly Cleveland (Lake County Captains). From what I saw, those guys can play. Skill level�s pretty high. Pidutti's a level up from them � a big level at AA. And he's making $9,000 a year ($1,500 x 6 months)??? I guess that�s what a poor bartender or waiter would make over the same period. But think about this: Take an average MLB player�s salary of, say, a million and a half dollars. Split that out over 162 games, and what do you get? About $9,300. That�s per game. Take an average of 4.5 at bats per game, if the guy�s good enough to start every day. Dude�s making a little better than $2,000 per at bat. If you count Pidutti's meal money at $20 per day (only on the road, or about 15 x $20 or $300 at best), Pidutti's making a couple hundred bucks less per month than a decent MLB player is making per at bat. That�s pathetic.

      I don�t think Minor Leaguers should be driving Porsches, but a decent Chevy should be affordable for what they do and what they -- as an aggragate -- bring to the big clubs.

      The great equalizer would appear to be the signing bonus, which ranges from nothing to a couple million bucks. The big bucks are nice to get if you�re good enough to be drafted high enough. But no matter what you get, you�d better be a good investment manager with your bonus or the lousy pay� just in case you don�t make it to the Bigs.
    17. Randy Watson Membership Posted: April 13, 2003 at 12:39 AM (#524315)
      I think you guys should stop bad mouthing Pidutti. I've seen him in college at DCC. He throws 85-89 and can hit 91. He works the corners very well from the left side. His curve has sharp break and he can easily switch from curve to slider within an at-bat. Both are nasty pitches and when mixed in with a strong circle-change, he is a cinch to perform well in the minor leagues. We, the Chicago White Sox, considered drafting him but we really didn't see enough of him. The Jays made a smart choice because talent of his magnitude should not be wasted. He is somewhat inexperienced but good instruction will help him better locate his devastating arsenal of pitches. Good luck, James. I see you as a very capable pro hurler.
    18. Justin Cobb Membership Posted: April 13, 2003 at 12:56 AM (#524316)
      Actually Pidutti is not in "AA". He is in extended spring training with the Jays and he will most likely be in Rookie Ball. His has no minor league experience yet. He got a small signing bonus and was 2-8 in junior college. But he has a lot of potential as a pitcher. But I'm surprised to hear he is not wanted as a hitter. He can flat out mash the ball 500 feet up to bat. But he is a lefty after all.
    19. Jon Rivard Membership Posted: April 20, 2003 at 10:08 PM (#524317)
      I played baseball with Pidutti have seen him develop over the past few years into a pretty outstanding athlete. This guy is underrated. Reasons why;, he may not toss 90+, but what he has going for him is a work ethic, motivation and muscle. Many of the minor league pitchers I have seen are overweight and have a presence on the mound that is far from athletic. For a small town boy to be seen and recruited over top of big city ego's and publicity speaks to his ability. Best of luck to him.
    20. Randy Russon Membership Posted: April 21, 2003 at 05:17 PM (#524318)
      Well Sportsfans, i can say that in all my years, i have seen many players play the game of baseball. I can say that not many people show the dedication and perseverance that James shows on the field, day in and day out. I have also seen Jon Rivard play baseball. What a lazy cuss. If dedication and hard work was everything, James would be in the all-star game. Instead he is working his butt off, improving his skills and striving to reach his goals in florida while all you people bad mouth the guy. I hope he proves all of you wrong and makes it to the big leagues. Good Luck James.
    21. jack apricot Membership Posted: April 23, 2003 at 09:49 AM (#524319)
      This page was supposed to be about minor leaguers making more money. Now it's not even about that, it's about some pidutti kid bragging about himself and some people putting him down. I have never heard of this kid but who cares, if you guy want to argue about this take it somewhere else. By the way, to that kid i can tell you wrote all those comments about how good you are by yourself and put someone else's name on there. Quit talking and bragging, and show u can do things on the field. Trust me, the jump from juco to pro ball will be the toughest thing you ever do so dont be talking too soon.
    22. Sarah Membership Posted: April 26, 2003 at 12:56 PM (#524320)
      I think that they are overpaid by millions. The teachers and doctors, firefighters, and policemen should be paid the big bucks
    23. John G. Jefferson Membership Posted: May 22, 2003 at 11:51 AM (#524322)
      YOU ARE STUPID BECAUSE A-ROD IS WORTH 18 MILLION AND MORE. DON'T BE
    24. Bob Membership Posted: May 22, 2003 at 11:56 AM (#524323)
      YA NEED TO GET A LIFE BECASUE A-ROD IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE.
    25. a.c Membership Posted: June 01, 2003 at 04:19 AM (#524324)
      hey im trying to get in the minors, i know it's too late but how could I get in for next season.I never played baseball in high school only little league(funny HUh), but i've been training w/ a trainer and I throw 95-98mph and have sick curve/slider. If anyone can reply that will be cool but if you just want to clown me just keep it to yourself, it could back to haunt you. ac
    26. RYAN LEONARD Membership Posted: June 07, 2003 at 09:49 AM (#524326)
      Just to update you guys on that Pidutti guy. His season starts in 1 week. He is going to Rookie Ball in Virginia. He only pitched 8 innings in extended spring training but he was named the Blue-Jays most improved player. He needs too work on his speed and control of his fastball but his curveball is just plain dirty! Good luck James.
    27. Josh Membership Posted: July 22, 2003 at 10:47 AM (#524327)
      Pidutti is 2nd on his minor league team in ERA. right now. Keep up the good work!
    28. S.W. Membership Posted: July 24, 2003 at 06:23 PM (#524328)
      I know nothing about baseball, but I do know that James should be happy that he got drafted, instead of complaining about much money he will be making. If this is really his dream or whatever, he needs to stop complaining, and enjoy!
    29. Mike Rider Membership Posted: July 31, 2003 at 11:43 PM (#524329)
      I play with this James Pidutti guy, and he is legit. He has his fastball consistently at 89-90, and his sinker is like something I've never seen. His breaking ball, when on, is Zito-like. His changeup needs a little work, but you can't too much from a guy who is on a crash course with the big leagues.

      P.S. Jammer, leave some women in Pulaski for the rest of the bully.
    30. Brad Mumma Membership Posted: August 16, 2003 at 12:35 PM (#524330)
      Besides James Pidutti Pulaski also brags of another star lefty on the D.L. right now. Strapping 6'4 1/2 240 pounder Brad Mumma. Mumma injured his shoulder a month ago. The Blue Jays are blessed too have both this fine individuals on the same team. With Mumma healthy and Pidutti coming out from the bullpen the appy crown should be within the reach of the Blue Jays. Not too forget about another stud lefty New Jersey native Chris Neylan. Neylan leads the team in strikeouts and leads the league in home runs allowed. Lee Gutterman sure has a fine staff in 2003 too work with and bring pride too Pulaski. Lets win a championship fellas.
    31. Brian Grant Membership Posted: August 16, 2003 at 12:37 PM (#524331)
      Pidutti is our best pitcher out of the pen. His era is not a good reflection of his talent and ability. I'm happy he is my roomate. And I'm sure him and I will be in the big leagues come 2004.
    32. Cathryn Ulrich Membership Posted: September 10, 2003 at 06:21 PM (#524332)
      Look. How can you all complain about how much you get paid when, your educators should get paid way more than you also your recues they should to. But do you see it happening.NO! How would youl ike it if you called 911 And got a message saying im sorry we can not take your call becasue our bugget cant aford it if you have any complantes leave a message. NOw that would nto be great at all. You have alot on money if you get paid 850 dollers a month.
    33. Roger Membership Posted: September 11, 2003 at 11:44 PM (#524333)
      I dont agree at all. minor league players are very close too the same caliber of big league players. and the minium salary in the big leagues is $300,000 for 6 months of playing. so how can you say these players in the minors should be content with $850 a month. they are not much worse than players making 5 million dollars a month. yes you make a good point saying that ball players dont help out people like a doctor would but it takes a lifelong commitment too get too pro baseball. it is almost impossible. so i think if you dedicate that much time too a sport you deserve a good pay.
    34. Enzo Membership Posted: September 11, 2003 at 11:55 PM (#524334)
      LETS FACE IT. I WATCH MINOR LEAGUE GAMES ALL THE TIME AND THESE GUYS ARE GOOD. THEY SHOULD GET ABOUT $150,000 A YEAR. THEY DESERVE IT. I AM ENTERTAINED BY THEM. IF I WAS A BASEBALL TEAM I WOULD PAY THIS PIDUTTI KID AS MUCH AS HE WANTED. AND I THINK ANYONE FROM THE APPALACHIAN LEAGUE WOULD AGREE.
    35. Wesley Membership Posted: September 12, 2003 at 02:54 PM (#524335)
      give me a break. of course minor leaguers deserve more money. they are good players. not like major leaguers, but they should get a decent wage. and who's kidding who. pidutti's signing bonus should have been in the million dollar range. i watched him all summer. he was better than a lot of 2nd round picks. his command was outstanding, and he never got hit hard. he's a good pitcher. in my opinion its going too be hard too imagine him not being in the big leagues some day soon. pulaski was lucky too watch him and russ savickas pitch.
    36. agent Membership Posted: September 12, 2003 at 05:05 PM (#524336)
      Any body have any idea what a minor league free agent makes if he has some time at the triple-a level?
    37. james pidutti Membership Posted: September 13, 2003 at 12:55 PM (#524337)
      Anyone regardless if they are a free agent or a 1st rounder would get a minium of $2,150 a month for their season at the triple-A level and possibly more if negioated for the next season. And anyone who gets called up to the big leagues even if they dont get too play, just for being on the roster gets at least $10,000 a month for every week they are in the big leagues. does this answer your question.
    38. James Pidutti Membership Posted: September 14, 2003 at 09:44 PM (#524338)
      THIS IS FOR THE A.C.GUY. HI, IM JAMES PIDUTTI. IM A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER, 21 WHO CURRENTLY PITCHES FOR A BLUE JAYS MINOR LEAGUE TEAM RIGHT NOW. I READ YOUR POSTED MESSAGE WHERE YOU SAY YOU THROW 95-98 MPH. AND THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NEVER PLAYED ANYTHING BUT LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL BEFORE. WITH THAT COMMENT EITHER YOU ARE A FREAK OF NATURE. I MEAN YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO THAT. I REALLY DONT KNOW. OR EITHER YOUR JUST KIDDING AROUND FOR FUN AND YOUR A LIAR. I DONT KNOW. BUT IF YOU DO THROW 95-98 ANY COLLEGE AND/ OR MLB TEAM WOULD GIVE A MILLION DOLLARS EASYILY TOO SIGN YOU. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BEING A PRO PITCHER I MYSELF WENT TOO AN OPEN MLB TRYOUT CAMP RUN BY THE BLUE JAYS LAST YEAR. AND I THREW ABOUT 25 PITCHES. MOSTLY 86-87, TOPPING OUT AT ONE PITCH AT 89. AND LESS THAN A WEEK LATER I WAS SIGNED TOO A 4 YEAR MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT, WITH A SIGNING BONUS. JUST LIKE THAT. SO MY ADVICE WOULD BE FOR YOU TOO GO TOO ANY SHOWCASE, TRYOUT CAMP, ANY COLLEGE TRYOUTS, ETC. BECAUSE IF YOU ARE FOR REAL AND YOU REALLY THROW, FORGET 98, IF YOU THROW 87 I BET MOST COLLEGES WOULD OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS WITH MANY MLB TEAMS WANTING TOO DRAFT YOU. AND DID YOU ACTUALLY GET CLOCKED AT 98 OR IS THAT JUST SOMETHING YOU SAID. BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 10 PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO CAN DO THAT. IM JUST SAYING THIS ADVICE. IF YOU CAN THROW A BALL IN THE 90'S JUST GET ON ANY BASEBALL TEAM'S ROSTER ANYWHERE AND WITHIN 1 DAY YOU WILL HAVE HUNDREDS OF PRO SCOUTS AFTER YOU. WRITE ME BACK OK.

      JAMES PIDUTTI
    39. Shredder Membership Posted: September 18, 2003 at 12:57 PM (#524339)
      What kind of nut house are you running here, Furtado?
    40. GregP Membership Posted: September 18, 2003 at 01:22 PM (#524340)
      This is completely bizarre.

      For what it's worth:

      http://www.baseballamerica.com/cgi-bin/statsfindplayer.pl?player=Pidutti

      (.325 BAA, 1.94 WHIP, 2.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 2.5 WP/9)
    41. User unknown in local recipient table (Craig B) Membership Posted: September 18, 2003 at 01:44 PM (#524341)
      We've had James (and his weird cronies) drop in over at Batter's Box as well. His numbers at Pulaski aren't exactly inspiring, but he is bound to have a rough patch or two to begin his career as he is a converted outfielder.
    42. Enzo Membership Posted: September 18, 2003 at 11:54 PM (#524342)
      So what are you guy's saying about Pidutti with the link too his stats? That he is not that good? Stats dont mean a thing by the way. It's all about how you run the company boy. This guy will be in AA next year and maybe in the big leagues by 2005. You can write that down. In the appalchian league he owned the Princeton Devil Rays, and embarrassed the Burlington Indians. He had trouble against the Martinsville Astros. Thats why his era is a little high. Trust me he's a solid prospect with a bright future.
    43. Bruno Suurna Membership Posted: September 20, 2003 at 11:42 PM (#524343)
      I dont know how this site became the James Pidutti show but I knew him from this one tournament that I played against him a few years ago. He was cocky as hell but the guy could really pitch. I think in 4 innings he struck out 11 out of 12 batters. He looked pretty polished. Im surprised though that he wasn't even drafted and that he signed as a free agent because some scout told me he hit 92 mph. But hes in the minor leagues now so we will see how far he takes it.
    44. Canada sucks Membership Posted: October 01, 2003 at 04:11 PM (#524345)
      Canadians can't play baseball worth crap. Pidoodoo can't even spell "to". Might want to go back to juco. Quit bragging on yourself. Sounds like you lack confidence in your own ability. You other losers get a life. It doesn't matter how hard he throws if he can get people out. You obviously don't know baseball. One more thing. Scouts are the dumbest breed of people on earth. They are only scouts because they weren't good enough to play baseball. You guys ripping on this guy need to stop. He has enough against him already. He's Canadian.
    45. Phil Membership Posted: October 05, 2003 at 01:37 AM (#524347)
      i thought this message board was supposed too be about making comments on how much minor leaguers made? not about some kid. but oh well. is he any good?
    46. Smirnoff Membership Posted: October 08, 2003 at 07:43 AM (#524348)
      This has been absolutely hysterical. It probably isn't supposed to be, but I thank you all for entertaining me ths early in the morning. Go Jays.
    47. Sam Membership Posted: October 11, 2003 at 01:09 PM (#524349)
      James is an awesome pitcher. great control, good movement, everything you look for in a pitcher. he deserves too be where he is today and i think he is on a crashcourse for the big leagues. im no expert, but the way he dominates hitters i think he will be in the mlb shortly.
    48. Rico Membership Posted: October 17, 2003 at 11:09 PM (#524354)
      Why dont you grow up #######! This column belongs too James!
    49. Ryan Membership Posted: October 27, 2003 at 11:13 PM (#524359)
      I stummbled across this site searching on who and how to contact someone to get drafted. I like the site; even with all the $&*% talking. James, if you love the game I hope you make it all the way. You sound like a very talented pitcher and wish the best. I went to DCCC out of high school but left because it wasnt for me. When did you attend? Anyways, I need some help on how and who I could contact to get a scout to look at me. I have always been underlooked by most as just a good pitcher, but sprouted this last year when i actually started giving everything i have and throw 87-93 with a splitty/fork(whatever one would call it) and a slider. Problem is that I am a righty. Damn! I have never really seen any scouts at games and want to get looked at. I give my whole life to this game and would live off the 850 a month for the rest of my playing days if i could. I just want to play my dream because it is what i live for and revolve around and know i could get batters out. Any suggestions from you James or anyone else. I dont know who to talk to. I guess sometimes you just need to know the right people.
    50. James Pidutti Membership Posted: October 29, 2003 at 05:42 PM (#524360)
      WHAT UP RYAN. WELL IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT WANTING TOO PLAY PRO BALL LIKE ME, EVEN IT IS IN THE LOW LOW MINOR LEAGUES FOR NOW IT IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND A VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY. I LOVE IT PERSONALLY AND IM EXCITED I AM GETTING THE OPPORTUNITY. AS YOU KNOW I WENT TOO DODGE CITY FOR 1 SEMESTER WHILE IN JUCO IN 2001-2002. WHERE ARE YOU FROM BY THE WAY? FROM KANSAS? AND WHEN DID YOU GO TOO SCHOOL THERE? OUR TEAM WAS VERY POOR THAT YEAR. 6-47 BUT LUCKY FOR ME I WAS ABLE TOO START 12 GAMES. AND I DIDNT THINK THERE WERE ANY SCOUTS THERE BUT BELIEVE ME THEY WERE. THEY JUST DONT ANNOUNCE WHEN THEY ARE THERE. WHEN WE PLAYED COWLEY AND SEWARD COUNTY THERE WERE TONS OF SCOUTS, AND MORE AT SEMINOLE STATE OKL. BUT NONE WERE INTERESTED IN ME FOR THE 2002 DRAFT. I KNOW THE CUBS, TWINS, AND MARLINS SAW ME PITCH BUT NONE TALKED TOO ME SO I WAS A BIT DISAPPOINTED WHEN I WAS NOT SELECTED IN THE JUNE DRAFT. SO ABOUT 8 WEEKS LATER IN MY HOMETOWN IN NORTHERN ONTARIO THE JAYS HAD AN EVAULATION CAMP AND 5 DAYS LATER I WENT TOO THE SKYDOME AND THREW A BULLPEN IN FRONT OF THE JAYS GM AND HE GAVE ME A 4 YEAR MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT. SO THAT WAS GREAT NEWS FOR ME BEING A FREE AGENT SIGNEE. I WAS SET TOO GO BACK TO DCCC FOR THE FALL SEMESTER A WEEK LATER OR PLAY AT SAC JACINTO IN TEXAS. BUT I ACCEPTED THE $2,000 U.S. BONUS THEY GAVE ME. I WONDER OFTEN IF IT WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE. I OFTEN THINK MAYBE I COULD HAVE GONE 15-0 THE NEXT YEAR AS A SOPHMORE AND GOTTEN $500,000. WHO KNOWS. BUT IM HAPPY I SIGNED AND I WILL BE GOING INTO MY 2ND YEAR OF PRO BALL STARTING WITH SPRING TRAINING IN MARCH IN FLORIDA.

      AS FOR YOU GETTING SEEN MY MLB SCOUTS THEY HAVE PROBABLY SEEN YOU YOU JUST DIDNT EVEN KNOW IT. BUT RIGHT NOW DO YOU PLAY ON A BASEBALL TEAM? IF YOU CAN TOUCH 93 ANY MLB TEAM WOULD LOVE TOO SIGN YOU IM GUESSING. REGARDLESS OF YOUR AGE, HEIGHT, OR WHATNOT. IF I WAS YOU I WOULD JUST ADVISE YOU TOO KEEP PLAYING BASEBALL. ATTENDING AS MANY SHOWCASES AS YOU CAN AND LOOK FOR OPEN TRY OUT CAMPS IN YOUR AREA. ALL I DID IN MY TRY OUT CAMP WAS THROW 86, 87, TOUCHED 89 AND THREW TOO ABOUT 5 BATTERS. THEN THEY WANTED TOO SEE ME AGAIN. DID THE SAME THING IN THE SKYDOME THREW MOSTLY 86-87 AS A LEFTY AND IT WASNT HARD TOO GET TOO THE MINOR LEAGUES. I HAD A GOOD 1ST YEAR ALTHOUGH MY STATS DONT SHOW IT. MY ERA WAS IN THE 2'S FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR BUT A COUPLE ROUGH OUTINGS AND IT FINISHED IN THE MID 5'S. NOT BAD. I PLAYED AGAINST SOME BIG LEAGUERS IN EXTENDED SPRING TRAINING. LIKE JOHN ROCKER AND MARIANO RIVERA, BEN GRIEVE, ETC. SO IT WAS A THRILL TOO BE THERE. IM HOPING TOO GET TOO THE MAJORS IN 4-6 YEARS. AND IM DOING MY BEST TOO CRACK A LONG SEASON TEAM THIS SPRING.

      FOR ME TOO HELP YOU GET NOTICED I NEED TOO KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE AND IF YOUR STILL IN COLLEGE BALL OR NOT. THE USA IS VERY HEAVILY SCOUTED . ESPECIALLY THE SOUTHERN STATES. A LOT IS LUCK BUT IF YOU CAN PLAY SOMEONE WILL WANT YOU. IF YOUR JUST SOME GUY WHO CAN THROW 93 BUT IS NOT ON A TEAM THAT DOESNT HELP. YOU NEED TO FIND A BASEBALL TEAM OF SOME KIND AND SOONER OR LATER IF YOU DEAL OUT THERE ON THE MOUND SCOUTS WILL SEEK YOU OUT. OR YOU CAN EVEN TRY CALLING MLB TEAMS HEAD OFFICES AND ASK IF THEY CAN TAKE A LOOK AT YOU. IT HELPS IF YOU KNOW AN OLD COACH WHO HAS CONNECTIONS TOO SCOUTS THOUGH. ITS ALWAYS BEST IF A RELIABE SOURCE CAN BUILD YOU UP FOR SCOUTS. SCOUTS CANT BE BOTHERED TOO SEE EVERY KID PLAY BASEBALL. BUT JUST HANG THERE, DONT GET DISCOURAGED AND KEEP THROWING AND KEEP YOU EARS OPEN TOO PLAY BASEBALL AND IF YOU DESERVE IT YOU WILL GET WHERE YOU WANT TOO BE SOME DAY. I HOPE THIS HELPS AND WRITE BACK IF YOU NEED MORE CLARIFICATION. GOOD LUCK.
    51. Ryan Membership Posted: October 31, 2003 at 12:48 PM (#524361)
      Thanks for writing back. I went to DCCC in 2000 but left only a month after because i hated it there; it wasnt a team. I am attending school in Kansas at the university of st. mary. I only have two years left for someone to see me and hope it happens. I was invited to play semi-pro last year in Clarenda Iowa but hurt my arm last spring and couldnt go. Im almost 100% now and ready to kick some ass. I did what you said and talked to my coach about getting someone to look at me and he said it wouldnt be a problem so hopefully it wont. I almost got looked at by the yankees last year before i got tendonitis in my shoulder. I went from high to low that quickly because my arm wasnt the same all year and my coach didnt bother with the yankees because i was hurt. This summer i went to doctors and therapists and got it taken care of and should be back in the 90's in no time. I played against cowley these past two seasons. They had scouts but i didnt pitch with a healthy arm. They were there to scout a guy name Josh Wahpepah. He got drafted in the 18th round. I went to Highland CC then. I really appriciate your help man. I live near KC and will look for camps with the Royals. Hey what kind of work do you do when it is out of season? I dont understand how you guys in the minors get by especially in a short season. Does the team hook you up with a job? Hey man good luck with your up coming season. Hope you make a long season team. Your one of few that get to enjoy this game and get paid for it. Hope you make it in those 4-6 years. I'll be up there soon enough if i can find someone to take a look at me. Thanks again for writing back.
    52. James Pidutti Membership Posted: October 31, 2003 at 08:06 PM (#524362)
      Hey yeah no problem. if you have questions i dont mind responding at all. Yeah dccc is a very boring isolated college. i know all about it. kansas in general is very boring. i can see how a lot of people dont like it there. i felt like coming home a million times just like you did but my family made sure i stuck it out for the baseball. im glad i did though. your new school doesnt sound like a popular baseball program. if you went too wichita state or fort hays you would be seen by 50 scouts a day. but if your good word spreads quickly of talent no matter where you are. i got recruited by dccc off the internet. so it doesnt matter where you are good players will get seeked out by scouts. i am from a mining community in the middle of nowhere in northern canada. there are less than 2,000 people in my town. so scouts know of everyone who has the potential to become a mlb player. but like i said all you can do is practice, have fun, and hope a mlb team sees something in you one day soon. just try and stay healthy and push your coaches too give you innings. you cant be seen if your on the bench. just work hard all the time. scouts like guys with good work ethics. and your coaches will appreciate your keeness too play the game and will give you chances too show what you got. injuries can always be a problem with any player. so cross your fingers and try and stay healthy. near kc huh. we have a few players from the area in our system from that region. one of our big bonus players went too high school near there in belton, missouri. is there any chance you could play for missiouri. the big 12 conference is extremely well scouted. if you could maybe try and transfer too a big division school that would be great for your chances. the best thing too do is not worry about scouts, and just play, and have fun. you have 2 years left of elegibilty so just enjoy it, and play hard. i actually didnt do anything last year after i got signed. at the time i was signed i was working in the summer as a security guard. i took 3 classes for the fall semester last year and did nothing for 5 months after that leading up too spring training. now i am working for my uncle in his grocery store for 7.50 an hour. just for something too do and keep busy. ill quit at the end of february when i get ready for spring training. all minor leaguers are different. about 1/2 of the guys on my team got low bonuses like under $2,000 so those guys would get regular jobs in the off season. lots of guys take fall classes, and the high draftees who got a lot of money usally do nothing because they are rich enough already. everyones different. anyways write anytime and keep me updated. and thanks for your kind words.
    53. James Pidutti Membership Posted: November 12, 2003 at 02:41 PM (#524365)
      HAHA, I REALLY DONT THINK THAT MIKE ROGA WROTE THIS. BUT IF YOU DID ROGA THATS FUNNY. THANKS FOR THE WORDS OF ADVICE, BITTER LAMA. WHERE ARE YOU NOW? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? BUT I REALLY THINK THAT SOMEONE IS PRETENDING TOO BE ROGA BECAUSE IT DOESNT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING HE WOULD WRITE. BUT ANYWAYS I NEED CONFIRMATION THAT MIKE REALLY WROTE THIS. SO GIVE ME SOME PROOF AND I WILL WRITE MORE WHEN IM SURE WHO THIS IS.
    54. James Pidutti Membership Posted: November 12, 2003 at 02:47 PM (#524366)
      AND BY THE WAY I THINK ROGA SHOULD STILL BE IN PRO BALL SOMEWHERE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY HE ISNT IN HIGH A OR EVEN THE BIG LEAGUES. ANY GUY WHO IS 6'4, 216 WITH A 94 MPH FASTBALL AND THE PRIDE AND JOY OF ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY SHOULD BE THROWING SOME HEAR SOMEWHERE. A SMART 12TH ROUND STEAL IN THE 2002 DRAFT WHO AVERAGED OVER A 1 K/IN AND A GOOD ERA. IN A TOUGH COLLEGE LEAGUE SHOULD BE SHOWCASING HIS SKILLS. GOOD LUCK TO ROGA IN THE FUTURE. EVEN IF HE IS A BITTER LAMA FROM THE CITY OF PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA. PEACE OUT BROTHER. AND THANKS FOR HELPING ME LEARN THE SIGNS IN EXTENDED. LOTS OF PRAISE TOO ROGA AND I KNEW IT WAS YOU WHO STOLE MY SHOE. JAMES FROM SUDBURY.
    55. Matt Foster Membership Posted: November 19, 2003 at 06:44 PM (#524367)
      Yeah there is a lot of talk about Pidutti on here. He is very good at throwing strikes in the 91-96 mph range. I am a lefty just like him. I was on his team for about a month but then I had to go back to school for the navy but I hope to one day see him again. Or possibly take a trip from Califorina to Skudsbury, Ontario.
    56. triana Membership Posted: November 19, 2003 at 07:46 PM (#524368)
      You should do the same thing for fastpitch womans softball professional leage
    57. Groulx Membership Posted: November 19, 2003 at 11:09 PM (#524369)
      Is there even such a thing as women professional softball?
    58. Roland Sawdon Membership Posted: November 26, 2003 at 10:27 PM (#524370)
      What kind of a site is this? The comments range so drastically. And who is this Pidutti guy everyone writes about?
    59. Jerry Membership Posted: December 07, 2003 at 01:31 PM (#524371)
      Alright I know a thing or two about baseball. I played 2 seasons as a back-up 3B at Tulane back in the 80's. But somebody start over with a new topic. These comments range from strange to bizarre. But I enjoyed reading it. Anyways who is this Pidutti kid anyways? Some minor leaguer? I thought this was supposed to be about minor league salaries. Somewhere this whole thing got off topic but whatever. Jim Furtado good work here.
    60. Jerry Membership Posted: December 07, 2003 at 01:40 PM (#524372)
      Just me again. Yes I guessed correct. That Pidutti guy played in the minor leagues this year with the Blue-Jays organization. A lot of fuss made over a minor league player. Did so so I guess from the stats I'm seeing. Anyways he has some skill or good luck. He got the Atlanta Braves 2001 1st round pick Josh Burrus from Wheeler HS in my homegrown state of Georgia to go hitless in 2 at bats against the Danville Braves in his only start of the season. I know nothing else about this guy except he's 6'4 from somewhere in Ontario.
    61. James Pidutti Membership Posted: December 08, 2003 at 03:28 PM (#524373)
      Hey bitter lama I wrote you back. are you ever going to respond? anyways see you in AA next year hopefully. Thanks for the nice words Jerry.
    62. James Pidutti Membership Posted: December 14, 2003 at 12:33 AM (#524374)
      The lefthander in the Jays organization who really should receive more attention is a buddy of mine by the name of Bradley Mumma. A native of Indiana and a product of Western Michigan who was projected as a 5th-10th rounder dipped and lasted until the 33rd round of the 2003 draft. A steal if you ask me. Quoted by Pulaski's head coach as being the best pitcher on the staff until a shoulder injury plagued and limited him to only 4 starts. Mumma a huge beastley buldging man at 6'4 1/2, 240 ripped, displayed an 86-90 mph fastball with great command, and trickery was lights out in his 21 innings of work in Pulaski. Look for this fella to be in Charleston in 2004. A definite prospect.
    63. C.I.-0091 Membership Posted: December 14, 2003 at 07:15 PM (#524375)
      Canada will soon be taken over by America. Just thought you might like to know...
    64. Justin, from Tennesse Membership Posted: December 27, 2003 at 11:27 PM (#524377)
      How come nobody has made a decent post on here in such a long time? This site has to get back on track. Yeah I agree I think that minor leaguers should make a lot more than they do. Sure they are not big leaguers but they deserve more than $850 a month, don't you think. And how come the topics are so messed up? Order in the court! Somebody make a reasonable post! And I wouldn't worry about what the Minnesota Twins Organization says about anybody... they are terrible anyways!
    65. Edward MacIntyre Membership Posted: December 30, 2003 at 01:40 AM (#524378)
      This site belongs to James and nobody else! No rude or sarcastic remarks of any kind on here. Great link to this site from the newly released official James Pidutti web site which can be found at

      http://www.geocities.com/jamespidutti/
    66. Rusty Wahpepah Membership Posted: January 03, 2004 at 12:54 AM (#524379)
      I've seen James pitch. Some talent there. Tall, burly, lefty, broad shoulders. Classic mlb build. Hides the ball wall, deceptive. Fastball barely or below average. Mostly 83-86, good control. Needs to throw more off-speed pitches for strikes. Not sure yet if he is a prospect or a suspect. Gets a lot of groundball outs. Not overpowering, only 8 k's in 26 ip. Excellent fielder, good competitor, aggressive. Needs to throw harder to move on. Working on a sinker. May still come around yet. To early to tell. May get a cup of coffee in the show in 3 or 4 years because there is always a demand for lefties out of the bullpen.

      Advanced Director of Scouting Services for Minor League Operations in North Carolina
    67. Grimes Membership Posted: January 03, 2004 at 06:31 PM (#524380)
      Pidutti.... Your cool in my books big guy, don't let all this talk get to ya. Hope your getting in shape for the next season and all. I'll see ya soon.....

      Grimes
    68. Joe Sawdon Membership Posted: January 05, 2004 at 11:15 PM (#524381)
      Pidutti you are a cool guy, a great baseball player and hockey player. Keep up the god work, good luck next season!!!!
    69. Wayne Membership Posted: January 05, 2004 at 11:49 PM (#524382)
      I saw a few games of Pulaski's this year. This Pidutti guy is somewhat overated. He did not stand out in my mind. His speed was poor, he does locate well however, but needs to come up with an out pitch if he wants to get out of rookie ball. He doesn't look like a major league talent, but you never know.
    70. kelly gruber Membership Posted: January 14, 2004 at 02:35 PM (#524389)
      james piduti had an outstanding season last year in pulaski, i watched him throw the ball consistently 85-87 mph, but your slider and curve ball need work though. you have the physical ability and work ethic to make it as far as you want. dont give up and good luck

      ps maybe sometime i can try it one of your legendary fastballs
    71. jimmy key Membership Posted: January 14, 2004 at 02:41 PM (#524390)
      i have watched this piduti kid throw the ball, and let me tell you he has the makings of a young tom henke. but what i need to know is why isnt this kid batting too. i even heard he won the homerun contest at his high school.

      congrates james your a gentleman and a scholar
    72. Chucky Todhunter Membership Posted: January 14, 2004 at 03:09 PM (#524394)
      if i do say so myself, young 'jammer' has the qualities and talent of a young Juan Guzman in his hay day. you never know what this kid is coming with, whether it be his most talked about fast ball, or even the all too rare and underestimated submarine pitch! to this day i still have a bruise on my hand from playing a little toss with the pitching phenom, and that was 13 years ago! james, please dont give up, you're the glue that holds coniston together! god bless
    73. Frank Lavinstone Membership Posted: January 14, 2004 at 05:51 PM (#524396)
      I'm sure all this talk is quite funny to whoever wrote it but it is quite obvious that all these entries are by the same person. This discussion board is for only serious entries and not for fun and games. We don't appreciate these immature comments so please refrain from it. If it continues the perpetrator can and will be punished to a severe degree.

      Sincerely: from James' agent and lawyer
    74. Yesson Whittaker Membership Posted: January 15, 2004 at 05:05 PM (#524405)
      James, don't let these comments faze you. Just kids being kids. You will be the one laughing when you get the September call-up to the big leagues this year and get that lucrative contract. I read you are throwing in excess of 96 mph now. See ya in a few weeks buddy.
    75. Dale Rosenger Membership Posted: January 16, 2004 at 01:23 AM (#524408)
      You guys say what you want about James. I'm sure he doesn't care one bit. Like he would even pay attention to all this. James what did you do with your $775,000 bonus anyways? Good luck in 2004! Save some women for the rest of us. And it is so nice to see that you take time in the off-season to help out the community of Coniston as a grocery clerk. That's cool how you got with an older woman also.

      Dale, from Lousianna Tech
    76. Gary Coupal Membership Posted: January 17, 2004 at 02:21 PM (#524412)
      So you think your pretty good eh? Well son let me tell you something, i thought i was goin to be the next Bernie John or even Simon Sherry...both of whom are premier hockey players, i was wrong though. In one of my rare fights i get invloved in, i threw a left jab at my opposition and tore my shoulder right out of place, causing some mild discomfort I eventually realised that i could not punch with that arm anymore...so i stabbed him with my skate. Let this be a lesson to you J dawg, if the count is full and you have runners on the corners and your catcher is as dumb as you, you might want to call tony lasorda in to help you out.

      take care...oh yea before i forget, when does that ball hockey league start? I want my 9year old son to play, because he is running out of time. Is your league still for little boys aged 7-13? I heard you take them on trips to Falconbridge to play in the nickle centre playdowns for little boys who play road hockey, and then you guys go to the Legon to play schuffle board and smell the old men...is that true?
    77. James Pidutti Membership Posted: January 18, 2004 at 01:29 AM (#524416)
      Guys, please don't be immature. Grow up please. This is designed for discussing positive things about baseball, not sexual content or other stupidty. So please refrain from the nonsense. And who is uncle wendel? And how do you know about that Monique girl? Get back to me on that one please, I'm interested.
    78. Tiffany Membership Posted: January 18, 2004 at 01:59 AM (#524417)
      Just for the record I think the people on here are all just jealous of James. He is a decent guy, a good pitcher and he is hot! I know he will go a long way. I hope to be reading good things about him in the future, not dumb messages by jerks who wish they were him. Good luck James! I'm rooting for you and I know you will go very far.

      Oh yeah and our team made the nationals last season. To bad we didn't see each other at school, but I'm happy for you.

      Tiff, Garden City, Kansas
    79. Pete Rose Membership Posted: January 18, 2004 at 09:24 PM (#524420)
      Hey pdutzzzzzzz..buddy, its me Uncle Pete...I just wanted all you gambling guys to know that i bet my life on this kid, he is a winner in my heart and should be in yours.....peace #######
    80. Toronto Blue Jays Membership Posted: January 19, 2004 at 11:37 AM (#524517)
      All the negative comments on here ought to stop. How can you poke fun at a man that makes $425,000 a year pitching baseballs at speeds that you can only dream of? You kids just need to do some homework or get a part-time job and leave our 2nd rounder alone.
    81. James Pidutti Employees Membership Posted: January 19, 2004 at 11:45 AM (#524518)
      Venturi, is skinny, not fat. Doug and company... your dead your ####### dead! Seriously though, why dont the immature people who keep going on here just get a hobby, or come clean, or just write down their real names. Like why write something and sign a fake name to it. Very unclassy of everyone, and you need to get a life.

      Web Site Moderators
    82. HEBERT Membership Posted: January 19, 2004 at 01:42 PM (#524520)
      PIDUTTI,
    83. Larry Dovigi Membership Posted: January 19, 2004 at 04:37 PM (#524581)
      James excels on the diamond and in the classroom. enriched math is what he does best. not to mention a 94 mph fastball to accompany his 6'2 1/2, 223 pound frame. good luck in the future and may god bless. but why do u bag groceries when your so rich already?
    84. MC WaCkO Membership Posted: January 19, 2004 at 04:58 PM (#524587)
      IM crazy, i want to shoot myself ever since z103 fired me. Now i sell pencils outside peddlers Pub. Ill will suck anything for 5bucks...even Venturis thumbtack
    85. anonymous Membership Posted: January 20, 2004 at 01:45 PM (#524654)
      im pretty sure its not groulx or the coniston guys either, so quit the finger pointing. its over.
    86. James Membership Posted: January 20, 2004 at 07:34 PM (#524664)
      With the blue jays until 2006, then im yours maybe. can you top a $465,000 bonus though?
    87. The Real James Pidutti Membership Posted: January 21, 2004 at 04:40 PM (#524692)
      Alright this is really me for once. my name has been imitated a few hundred times though. anyways i am very disappointed to see the things i have seen on here. fella's this was created for my baseball fans who were interested in keeping up with me and to discuss baseball. not for immature people to write cuss and swear words about their friends or enemies and post it up on here. i dont know how but it got way out of hand. and now a lot of people are pissed off and insulted and embarrased because people took it way to far. at first it was funny, but then it just got stupid. anyways it seems the messages have quiteted it down and i know there are a lot of people out there who wants answers on who said what. that is really none of my business and i should be not whatsoever involved because i have nothing to do with this matter. but i think some people are to blame for it and they should be caught. i for one know virtually every comment made and by who it was and have many reliable resources to prove it. you guys can't win. i don't want to get in anyone's business but i think everyone should stop the trash talk and simply admit to it. i am proposing that everyone involved with the rudeness come forward and take responsiblity for their poor actions and write to me at

      or call me on the telephone number. its in the book. no one is going to jail over this but i really think these people need to be a man and confess. i just want to hear from everyone and what they have to say. this is not a joke. this is really me writing this here. im not mad about what was said about myself. im not doing anything about it. but if no one wants to talk about it i will be forced to simply reveal the guilty people on my own time. then the truth will be out. so everyone lets say sorry and clean this mess up so we can have a clean slate now. i have been in touch with jim furtado and his people and we all know who did what. we have the paper work to prove it. so you guys can all fess up to it now or be more embarrassed later. its your choice.
    88. Misty Membership Posted: February 19, 2004 at 07:24 PM (#524701)
      Mr. Jim Furtado, you need to change your web link so some of us can talk a little baseball and less trash. i like this site and it let's us get a few things about BB off our chest. back to the point guys--minor league deserves more and major league desreves the money they get. Baseball takes alot of practice and hard work. One luxury is traded for another. Most of these guys get less time w/ their familes and have to practice all the time. If you got the talent use it, but don't forget to share. some of that money could really be used to help those less fortunate. EX:::: children w/ cancer and their familes or orphanages or to someone who has been a bad car accident or their house has burned and they have no insurance. Even a small town like ours that don't have adequate fiels to play in and the parents go w/ out so their boy can play baseball. If you can make it to the majors or minors you deserve all you can squeeze from the MLB and the owners.
    89. PERSON Membership Posted: March 03, 2004 at 03:20 PM (#524702)
      FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS STUPID OF THE PEOPLE HERE TRYING TO HAVE ATTENTION ON THE INTERNET WRITING BAD STUFF IM TRYING TO GET 411 ON HERE AND THESE ITTIOTS ARE ACTING LIKE FOOLS!!!
    90. Vaux, the insane musicologist Membership Posted: December 11, 2004 at 07:41 PM (#1013694)
      We can't let this thread die; it's really remarkable.
    91. Miko Membership Posted: March 14, 2005 at 10:09 PM (#1199141)
      We can't let this thread die; it's really remarkable.

      Yes, it is. I wonder who all those posters were?
    92. The definitely immoral Eric Enders Membership Posted: April 08, 2005 at 02:01 PM (#1241191)
      I'll bet the Kelly Gruber post was real.
    93. The Spanish Inquisition Membership Posted: April 22, 2005 at 07:12 PM (#1280639)
      Perfect example of why the old site kicked äss. The random flyby comments were the best. Now every thread is one big chat room with the same boring people saying the same boring shît every time.

      Anyway, Mr. Pidutti will be spending the 2005 season with the Calgary Vipers of the Northern League. Best of luck.

      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/more/wires/04/15/2080.ap.transactions.0815/
    94. good_ol_gil Membership Posted: April 26, 2005 at 01:10 AM (#1288599)
      Sorry to bump and all, but I just read this whole thread for the first time (which is weird since I've been reading this site regularly since before this was originally posted), and I have to say that this is the most bizarre, confusing and yet hilarious thread that I have ever seen here. Were any of the posters who claimed to know him real? How many of Pudutti's posts were fake?

      Anyway, yeah it does show how cool the old site was. Too bad the Admiral Ackbars had to ruin it for everyone.
    95. There are many DeNi Membership Posted: May 24, 2005 at 12:53 AM (#1357513)
      This is gonna be good.

      I know the "Great P", which Pidutti names himself (1 cool point). The first day i met him in Calgary he told me he was 17 for his last 17 in getting chicks phone numbers. Very cool. Then we went out that night and he got shot down EVERY time. Did he tell anyone else about the 23 women he hooked up with including a 46 year old...since last september?? (3 cool points). I ran across the hall to tell my other teamates about this kid and they thought it was a little too early to judge someone like that...so we waited. The next day i was no longer alone in thinking we have a major D-bag on the team. Does anyone notice how he'll stand with his arms crossed and just stare at nothing in particular?? Pretty cool right? well then the twitches start and it's almost impossible not to laugh and point, but then that would be cruel. It's like you start by trying to be nice because you feel bad for the kid because he has no social skills whatsoever, but funny turns to annoying to downright retarded. Yes i said it...the Great P is retarded. Did i also tell you that he was cleaning up his poop in the hallway at SAIT? Yes boys and girls, the Great P crapped his pants in the hallway, down through the kitchen and into the dorm bathroom. nice life dude. HAHAHAHAHAHA...sorry i teared up for a second there. hmm, one more P note?? K, his fastball is 83, his "curve" ball is straight, no change up and he runs like a duck who got shot in the ass. congrats on the 9 ERA in JC 84 hits in 55 innings, and a whopping 2-8 record with 26 k's.

      Thank you Great P for the bedtime stories i will now be able to tell my grandchildren....

      nice life
    96. greenback44 Membership Posted: November 13, 2005 at 09:48 PM (#1730325)
      Wow. Where was this hidden for three or four years?
    97. sardonic Membership Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:20 PM (#1730357)
      I have to imagine that many of the posts are by the same person.
    98. Walewander Can't Love You If You Won't Lie Down Membership Posted: November 13, 2005 at 10:26 PM (#1730364)
      Ahh... I remember fondly when I was first directed to this Primer Classic.
    99. Moe Jorgan Membership Posted: November 14, 2005 at 11:46 AM (#1731009)
      This is why you can't trust all those numbers and stats you calculate on your computers. If you did, baseball would have given up on Pidutti long ago. But the scouts saw something in him, and that's why he's achieved the success he's had. I know baseball, and I know when I see someone who knows how to play it.
    100. Dan Szymborski Membership Posted: November 14, 2005 at 11:56 AM (#1731040)
      test
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