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ChiSoxRowand
05-30-2005, 05:12 PM
or else they will be put into this years draft pool.
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/2005draft/preblog.html

From what I've heard it sounds like there is a good chance drew and/or weaver will sign, because there is not a very good chance they will get that kind of money in this years draft.

jabrch
05-31-2005, 01:41 AM
Weaver signed...So did Drew. 4mm bonuses each. Drew got a Major League contract - Weaver didn't.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/2005draft/preblog.html

Sounds like Boras got his client LESS than the team was initially offering? Nice job Scotty!!!!

ChiSoxRowand
05-31-2005, 01:54 AM
In the next CBA, MLB really needs to fix the draft. Have set money like the NBA. Drew and Weaver might have been the top two picks last year. When you have the #1 pick you should be able to draft the best player available. Guys like Boras shouldn't be running the draft.

MisterB
05-31-2005, 02:36 AM
In the next CBA, MLB really needs to fix the draft. Have set money like the NBA. Drew and Weaver might have been the top two picks last year. When you have the #1 pick you should be able to draft the best player available. Guys like Boras shouldn't be running the draft.

Of course, the irony is that the Amateur Draft was created because the bidding wars for top amateur players were getting quite expensive in the late 50's/early 60's (with signing bonuses surpassing the salaries of established major leaguers in some cases).