How much more could the Jays have paid without incurring burdensome penalties?
Their bonus total is $10.2M and their allotment is/was $9.7M
I just don't see how you're using him signing over the slot at which he was selected, taking the team to it's 105% number in the process, as evidence that he would have signed for slot in Baltimore. If anything it rules out that he would have been an underslot candidate and/or is inconclusive evidence.
We knew that sometimes prospects slump or get out of whack and need to try to reset things and fix what's wrong. Mullins isn't the prospect he was a year ago, but he might be salvageable.
Remember when Cal hit .150 through his first 120-odd plate appearances in the majors?