Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
The kids have the option to not go to college or come out early if they want to. If they choose not to, there will be financial consequences for that most likely. It's a choice, really.