Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I wasn't a big fan of Abreu. I'd rather see them get Morales or Collins. Even the kid Freeland is more interesting to me.
I agree. I would like to see the Reds give whatever is left of the bonus pool to Morales or Collins. I love high upside starting pitchers and catchers.
By my calculation, the Reds have $1,137,300 to sign Franklin, Weiss and whoever goes over the $100,000 cap for non-Top 10 round picks. If the Reds go at slot for Franklin and Weiss, they can only offer $98,400 more to the non-Top 10 round picks. Since Franklin seems like a reach, let's hope the Reds can sign him a few hundred thousand below slot and throw all of that money at Morales or Collins.
If the Reds can sign Franklin, Weiss and one of Morales or Collins, I will be very happy with the Reds signing effort.