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jabrch
07-05-2006, 08:40 PM
Did the Cubs just pay a HS kid, who was drafted in the 11th round, 1.4mm as a signing bonus? Anyone know about this kid?

Britt Burns
07-05-2006, 09:35 PM
You heard right: http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/news/261871.html

Chris Huseby is a big RHP who had Tommy John surgery in March of '05 and only pitched 5 innings last year. One of the few smart things Budwiper has done the last few years (and I believe it was actually at Sandy Alderson's suggestion) is encourage teams to only give slot money to draft picks. It has helped keep bonuses from growing as rapidly as they had been, and now with the Flubbies signing 5th rounder Jeff Samardzija to a contract that could give him $7.25 million and a record deal to an 11th rounder, they are undermining every other team who is following MLB's guidelines.

Thanks Cubbies! A big right-hander who throws hard and is hurt all the time...who does that remind me of?

Banix12
07-05-2006, 11:36 PM
You heard right: http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/news/261871.html

Chris Huseby is a big RHP who had Tommy John surgery in March of '05 and only pitched 5 innings last year. One of the few smart things Budwiper has done the last few years (and I believe it was actually at Sandy Alderson's suggestion) is encourage teams to only give slot money to draft picks. It has helped keep bonuses from growing as rapidly as they had been, and now with the Flubbies signing 5th rounder Jeff Samardzija to a contract that could give him $7.25 million and a record deal to an 11th rounder, they are undermining every other team who is following MLB's guidelines.

Thanks Cubbies! A big right-hander who throws hard and is hurt all the time...who does that remind me of?

Well I think Hendry saw this and thought "Well this is definitely a cubs prospect, he's already well ahead of schedule."

Frontman
07-06-2006, 12:29 AM
Ah. you got to love Cubs intelligence.....