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    Matt Boyd

    I figured I'd try to track down some of the other earlier draftees. Here's a story from Matt Boyd's hometown paper. He just finsihed his junior year at Oregon State:

    http://www.mi-reporter.com/sports/157550015.html
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    You do good work, metz--regularly coming up with fresh information on guys we know little about. That's a large part of what makes this forum so informative and worthwhile.

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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Boyd's Twitter account is mattboyd31 - nothing showing there other than some congrats and a comment that he was celebrating being drafted working on a group project in the library (that might have been mentioned in one of the articles, because it sounded familiar).

    Well I did see this one:

    Thank you for all the support! I'm so humbled and so grateful for the opportunity! Thank You #Cincinnati for this chance...
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    What's going on with Boyd, a 13th rounder? You would think he would have signed by now, unless he has decided to go back to Oregon State for his senior year.
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    What's going on with Boyd, a 13th rounder? You would think he would have signed by now, unless he has decided to go back to Oregon State for his senior year.
    Looking at his Twitter feed, looks like he's playing in the Cape Cod league right now. I suspect he'll hang on until the Reds decide how much they can go above the $100K limit. Having another option gives him some leverage. We'll see how this all plays out.
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Looking at his Twitter feed, looks like he's playing in the Cape Cod league right now. I suspect he'll hang on until the Reds decide how much they can go above the $100K limit. Having another option gives him some leverage. We'll see how this all plays out.
    If he goes back for his senior year, he sets his pro clock back a year and then he has no leverage next year, He might really blow up next year and endup with top round money, but chances are unless he's take in one of the first three rounds, some team will use the fact that he's a senior to lowball him. Might be better off taking the $100K now.
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    I was wondering the same thing about Boyd. It seems like his tweet about Cincinnati indicated he wants to play for the Reds maybe?

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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Matt Boyd was mentioning on Twitter a shark being sighted about 100 yards off shore where he's been swimming up at Cape Cod. I tweated him, writing, @mattboyd31 Be careful up there. We Reds fans would like you to have all your limbs attached. . He wrote back saying, "haha, of course!"

    Sign a contract and get the heck off the beach!
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    Matt Boyd was mentioning on Twitter a shark being sighted about 100 yards off shore where he's been swimming up at Cape Cod. I tweated him, writing, @mattboyd31 Be careful up there. We Reds fans would like you to have all your limbs attached. . He wrote back saying, "haha, of course!"

    Sign a contract and get the heck off the beach!
    I wrote back and reminded him there are no sharks in Arizona, Montana or Ohio.
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Would've been a good time to bring up Chad Rogers.
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...milb&fext=.jsp

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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Would've been a good time to bring up Chad Rogers.
    http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...milb&fext=.jsp
    I forgot about that, so I shared it with him.
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Cam, apparently he'd never heard of Chad Rogers. His reply, "wow thats crazy, he has persevered!"
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    Re: Matt Boyd

    Already mentioned in the signing thread, but Boyd announced he's heading back for his senior year:


    ‏@mattboyd31

    ‪#Beavernation‬ make your reservations for Omaha. I have some unfinished business to take care of with my boys back in a Beaver Uniform!
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