Originally Posted by thorn
Financial considerations are a part of the draft, whether we like it or not, it matters to many teams, even more so this year. If I'm not mistaken, outside of college seniors, teams have to sign thier picks by Aug 15, I may be wrong on this, but I remember something said about it. If that's the case, Boras will have a field day this year.
The Aug. 15th deadline is actually an anti-Boras rule. It means he can't stretch out negotiations ad infinitum.
As for financial considerations, either the Reds are prepared to play with the big dogs or they're not. Castellini walked in claiming he would not conduct business as usual. Here's a chance to prove it. The Reds talked themselves out of Derek Jeter and Scott Kazmir in past years due to "financial considerations." If Wieters is there he's the best player on the board, period. He's considered the best catching prospect since Joe Mauer.
Put up or shut up, Bob. I'm not interested in empty promises, I'm interested in the team I root for acting like it's not a doormat.