legmason wrote:I agree Tucker. I think the O's are playing hard ball somewhat so they can save some money on Gausman and get Poche who I think they'll have to pay overslot to get. Gausman is probably coming back with this just to make sure he gets the maximum. In the end I think the O's won't get Poche and Gausman will sign. It's pretty rare that the O's don't get their man in round one. Guess we'll see though.
Shorebirdfan wrote:And his comments. "I have no problem going back to LSU. We will see what happens."
That sounds about as posturing as one can sound.
Don wrote:..who in their right mind turns down 3.6 million dollars.
Good riddance..I'll take the #5 pick next year
Don wrote:Rounding out who is remaining, I have direct first hand source that indicated Colin Poche is not signing with the Orioles and going to Arkansas.
Derick Velazquez is requiring at least 500k to sign with the Orioles and forgo his scholarship to Fresno State. It remains to be seen where the Orioles and Gausman agree to a deal and how closely the organization want to over spend before giving up a draft pick.
I would not take that approach. You have to remember this is a business and not personal. It is a tough choice to leave something that you truly cherish. SEC baseball is another beast, it is family.
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