I did not see this coming. Brinksmanship?
So much for being a Yankee fan. Why are we just hearing about this desire to go to college? Boras ploy to get more money?
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-14-2008 at 09:16 PM.
wow it says the kid is a yankee fan also. guess he's thinking long term...never know how a baseball career might pan out......there is no down side to getting a class A education. especially if it's a freebee.
I dunno, obviously anything can happen until the deadline tomorrow, but this kinda stuff just pisses me off. You say you are a die hard Yankee fan, but you than announce you are going to UCLA the night before the deadline, obviously a ploy to up the offer.
Boras has another robot (A-Rod) on his hands.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-14-2008 at 09:36 PM.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-14-2008 at 09:38 PM.
Ughh I'm going to bed. Wake me up on September 7th
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-14-2008 at 09:47 PM.
Actually before I go, question for all the fathers on here.
UCLA or Yankees with $5+ million signing bonus?Cole has told the Yankees he will attend college at UCLA because of his father’s wishes.
Still, if he doesn't sign, you get yourself a comp pick to make up for it so you can take someone in the draft next year. You lose a year of development on the pick yeah, but not the end of the world.
You know what, this report on Cole going to college is meaningless on 8/14... lets see if its true tomorrow night. If the kid is smart and I know Boras is, if you factor time value of money and ability to get to the Bronx, the better deal is take the money now (since the Yanks will pay top 10 $$) Even if he goes #1 three years from now, he won't come out ahead. I wonder if this is a ploy not from a money standpoint upfront, but wanting to have a 40 man roster spot like Brackman, to get his clock rolling quicker for the bigger payday?
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 08-14-2008 at 10:06 PM.
Take the money kid, college can wait. God forbid he injures his arm he will regret it forever. Hard to regret taking the money and going to school in a few years if it doesn't work out.
Even if he gets slightly more in 3 years, you take the 5 million now, pay your taxes and your agent, put the money in the bank, and in 3 years you will make a good chunk of extra money just in interest. Plus, you will be much closer to making the majors than if you went to college.
man...if my kid was a first round draft pick i wouldn't be telling him to give that up. that's such a dream come true.
Thats desperate posturing