Soriano screwed himself by turning down the QO
Yup Soriano can only blame himself.
True. In the end, he listened to Boras and I'll be stunned if he can pull a rabbit out of his hat on that one. I guess, if there IS a team that'd possibly entertain it, it'd be the Angels, since they've already punted their 1st and are definitely in "all in" mode.
I think it might be a decent idea if the Cubs signed him. He's likely going to go well below market value. It only costs them a 2nd rounder and they could either keep him long term or flip him. I'd have to think the package they could get for him would exceed the value of that 2nd rounder.
I could probably look this up, but what happens when a team signs two guys who received qualifying offers? Do they forfeit two picks?
Yeah, you'd lose your top 2 unprotected picks.
Delete: wrong thread.
Last edited by Chicago657; 12-24-2012 at 04:43 AM.
First Unanimous HoF Inductee
I'm not as think as you bad off I am...
I have a split personality, and so do I.
I'm not saying don't sign a player that significantly help your team because you'd lose out on the 20-something pick and the associated money, just that it isn't just about the picks anymore. Whereas before if you lost a pick, you could always spend up to "buy" a first-round talent away from college later in the draft. If you lose the pick and the money, it is much tougher to do that now. There are almost two currencies in the draft now since they are both "capped", picks and bonus pool money.