Re: Official 2010 Reds Signed Draft Picks Thread
The problem is, if they don't sign Grandal, and take a player next year that has any signability issues, he's got the Reds over the coals in terms that he knows the Reds will lose that pick and will be more likely to come to his terms than vice versa.
As long as the Reds are offering a little over slot, or a fair deal per say, Grandal would be stupid not to sign. There's no garuntee that he'd be drafted any higher next year, and he'd have 0 leverage as a collegiate senior. If it takes a major league deal, so be it. Between Chapman, Bray & Rhodes, there shouldn't be any need for a lefty out of the pen this season. next year there has to be a better option than DRH on the free agent market to fill the Loogy spot next year (not that DRH was really any good at that this year)