Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I would buy that it sucks this year for seniors, who may not have known what the new draft rules were, and it might even suck for the senior class next year. However, the draft rules should be well known and documented by next year. Players can come out after high school and have much more leverage.
And as I said before, if the players are worth their weight, the bonus will be meaningless as they'll make plenty more at The Show.
This year isn't any different than years past.
Mark Serrano signed for $25,000 in the 6th round in 2009. Only two other guys from that round signed for less than $125,000, a 4 year college catcher who got $15,000 and a guy who signed for $100,000.
Teams have been screwing 4 year guys forever. This isn't new.
The difference is, $100,000-200,000 can go a long way for someone. $15-40,000, not so much.