Nats No Go On Crow, Sign Ramirez InsteadIf this is true, that the team refused to signed a top ten pick over $700k, I really feel tempted to just start rooting for the Mets or Phillies. I'm not saying it yet. But if this is true, well, I don't have to be a fan of this team. I really don't.
The Nationals signed 15th round pick J.P. Ramirez, a lefthanded-hitting outfielder with a smooth stroke and a Tulane commitment, for $1 million.
Ramirez is a solid consolation prize, but the Nats missed on their top pick. Washington failed to sign Missouri righthander Aaron Crow, according to industry sources. One source indicated the Crow camp, led by his agents the Hendricks Brothers, dropped their demands to $4 million from the $8-$10 million range, and that the Nationals came up from slot to $3.3 million, but that the two sides ran out of time and wiggle room and couldn’t work out a compromise.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
From Baseball America:
Posted by Steven at 12:15 AM