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Old 02-13-2015, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by russ99 View Post
Aiken's health isn't as big a question mark as what his agent may do.

Casey Close is openly trying to be a new Boras with amateur talent, and his tactics last year hurt both his players. Boras himself said that if he were the rep, he would have found a way to get something done.

I very much doubt Aiken or Nix get in bonuses what they could have last year, and they gave up a year of minor league time to do so. Marshall was going to LSU anyway, so his bonus ceiling isn't as affected.

If Close pulls another hardline stance on going well over slot for Aiken, I expect him to drop lower into the first round. Plus the Sox have had very little patience in the past for such games.
I don't know, by all accounts, the Astros deal was done until they saw he had a smaller than usual UCL. They then freaked the hell out and offered half the original offer.
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