Originally Posted by dougdirt
Teams have been screwing 4 year guys forever. This isn't new.
I think "screwing" them is a misuse to describe what's happening. It's just like anything else in life. The kid has little to no leverage, so why would they pay them more? $1,000 bonus are just what most 4-yr kids get because of that. Good luck to him if he wants to hold out til the last minute or hit up the Indy Leagues. It takes a prospect like Aaron Crow to do that, but not a 5th rounder or later.