Re: Reds nearing deal with Leake
Originally Posted by Tony Cloninger
Instead of waiting around for the other teams to go above slot, maybe you should just do the signing before it gets to this point?
The Bengals are doing the same thing with their 1st round pick.
It's not that simple. Agents now intentionally like to wait until a week or two before the deadline to put pressure on clubs. Unless the Reds met the immediate demands of the agent, he was not likely to allow Leake to sign any sooner.
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