Originally Posted by redsmetz
It's good the clubs put some word out about how these are progressing. To the casual fan, it's not a big deal, but for more dedicated fans, you like to know that something is occurring. I'm surprised at the pace given the workload of Leake (and apparently Boxberger too), so clearly there's not a great rush.
IMO the sooner you get them signed the better. What is Leake doing right now? You get him signed you put him in your weight training program. You get him in your pitching program. You get him doing the things you want him to do. Since he isn't signed he can do what he wants to do.
I agree that performance wise there is no big rush to get him signed. However, I would want control of him asap.