The fact that the Jays have been able to sign (already) Smoral and Alford is quite impressive. If they can bring their two first rounders into the fold in Davis and Stroman, they may come out as the biggest winners in the draft. That says nothing about Mitch Nay and Tyler Gonzalez, which would just be gravy.
Houston being (possibly/reportedly) able to sign Virant in the 11th would be a huge coup as well.
Appel got lit up last night. I wonder what that will do to his negotiations.
ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that the Pirates are expected to offer eighth overall pick and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel a slot $2.9MM signing bonus and hold the line until the July 13th deadline as they sign their other picks. "I don't see how," said one executive when asked if a deal will get done between the team and the Scott Boras client.
Appel can return for his senior year at Stanford.
Last edited by Gallen5862; 06-09-2012 at 09:53 PM.
They can wait to get their bigger payday when they make and then use Boras methods.
I wouldn't say Boros is the best agent. For some of his clients, he gets the most money. But he has also screwed up many times. Overplaying his hand. He's been dropped by quite a few players. And even if he never screwed up in terms of money, he has often screwed up a player's career in the pursuit of short term money.
Thing about Boros, he cares very deeply about 10% of you if you are his client.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Boras doesn't make these guys sign their deals. If the players tells him that they want X deal, then he tries his best to get him that deal.
What players career has he screwed up in the pursuit of short term money?
From the NCAA POV...
Why can a baseball player have an agent, return to college after being drafted, but a football player cannot? Maybe there is a simple answer to this, but I am naive here.