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So the dad and kid are willing to sign for slot but the O's have to take care of other things first? Like what, signing there 33rd round pick? This should be done already, UNLESS the O's are trying to save a little money here. Apparently they haven't discussed numbers or Bryan Harvey would have mentioned a lowball number and they would have signed at slot. ????

You have to have a little patience. The kid has zero leverage. If he doesnt sign we get a similar pick next year and he was screamed from the rafters that he cant stand college. His only out would be to sign at a decent community college and blow us off. But would he really do that? It is worth it to see if they can save a couple of bucks. Not for Angelos but maybe to give it to some kid who would go to college because he is disappointed in his draft number. Maybe we can sweeten the pot for one or two of these kids and get them into the organisation.

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So the dad and kid are willing to sign for slot but the O's have to take care of other things first? Like what, signing there 33rd round pick? This should be done already, UNLESS the O's are trying to save a little money here. Apparently they haven't discussed numbers or Bryan Harvey would have mentioned a lowball number and they would have signed at slot. ????

What's the hurry. It is a high school pitcher. He is many years away from making it to the bigs. A few weeks either way is not going to effect you one.

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What's the hurry. It is a high school pitcher. He is many years away from making it to the bigs. A few weeks either way is not going to effect you one.

It can yea. 15-20 more innings now might be the difference between getting shut down in Sept or pitching in Oct one year. More importantly a late start this season could mean he starts at Aberdeen next year.

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All I said was that I think the O's are trying to save money here or the kid would be signed already. However, the kid was not overdrafted and slot money is fair. Pay the kid and get him signed. Trying to save a couple of hundred thousand here will only backfire and cause bad feelings.

Or you know, allow the O's to sign an overslot kid who might be able to help the franchise down the road.

I will agree that saving money just to save money should not be the goal.

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I'm certainly not against signing an overslot kid. However, who has the greater odds of helping the Orioles down the road, Hunter Harvey, the legitimate 1st round pick, or some pitcher in the 16th round who was a 3rd/4th rounder on talent? Me, I'm not going to play games with my 1st rounder who is willing to sign right now for slot money. The O's, according to most places, overdrafted Sisco a bit and Murphy. That's where you save a few bucks if you can. Just because Harvey is on record as saying he wants to play ball, is not a reason to try and take advantage of it by offering less than slot. You can try it. It might work but I don't think it's worth it.

I am certainly not willing to push hard enough to legitimately risk the kid not signing. Carving 50-100K or so off the slot is something I think they should attempt. I wouldn't try and really stick it to him.

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Heck yeah they are putting him off. We may be talking a lot more than 50-100k saved. Thats the whole reason you pick a high school kid, early on, that wants nothing to do with college. This allows us to try and tempt a guy like Mancini, who could return for another monster year and go first round. Throw a lot of overslot at him and see if we cant feed one players patience, with anothers eagerness...to get both.

Sounds like his dad expected slot though. Having been in baseballl, he should know better. Nothing is that simple. We may REALLY offend them when its all said and done, but oh well, use it for next year if so.

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