Originally Posted by M2
The Aug. 15th deadline is actually an anti-Boras rule. It means he can't stretch out negotiations ad infinitum.
I'll be interested in seeing if any teams teams pass up on singing their Boras client draftees if the team feels like Boras if asking for a completely rediculous price. Remember, if teams don't sign their drafted player, the team gets the same pick the next year. I don't think teams would pass up on signing their first round pick, but it is a possibility.
If anyone's interested in reading about the effects of these new rules and the new deadline, BA answered a question about it recently. They don't think the deadline will make a big difference.