Originally Posted by 35th and Shields
Because I have little faith in the White Sox scouting department. I hope that his tweet is false, though I'm not sure what the point of lying about it would be.
Yeah, because recruits always tell the truth. The question here is if he is really that talented, why did everyone else pass on him so many times? Sometimes, the player (or the people around him) makes life difficult for himself. I don't know in this case, but the fact that he is one of only two of the top 32 draftees the Sox have yet to sign this year suggests to me that there are issues at play other than Sox management. After all, signing draftees hasn't been the Sox problem. Scouting and developing them has been.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell