Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
You answered your own question. I think the "smokescreen" (if true) was to drive Colon's price down. Perhaps they made a gentlemen's agreement with his agent that "We'll pay you X if we take you with the #4 pick." Colon didn't want to risk slipping out of the top 10 and took the deal.
Course, maybe this is just some local spin from the KC paper.
If Colon signs in the next day or two, I agree.
But I'm not sure that he will. Assuming no deal was in place, why would they have a smokescreen?