Originally Posted by malcontent
So, is this unexpected?
You got to figure if he asked for 450k, and the Reds offered it.. the Reds were pretty confident he would sign. (Otherwise, why negotiate and use a pick on him?) This is a disappointment to me.
I understand, it's part of the draft game. Lots of kids say they will sign, only to go to college. Probably strokes their egos to say the Reds drafted them and offered 450k to sign..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!