Originally Posted by nmculbreth
Has there been any indication about what sort of bonus that Travieso is looking to get? Part of me wonders whether or not the Reds thought they could grab a guy they wanted a bit earlier than he might have gone otherwise, sign him for less than slot money and then use the extra money later in the draft.
That only works to a point, the money can only be used in the first ten rounds. And with a protective father I don't think we're talking a huge discount from slot here. I think we're simply talking the willingness to sign at all.