Some first-round chatter
As much as possible, I’ll try to hop on here and let you know about the latest rumors and chatter regarding draft picks. Here are some interesting tidbits to consider. None of these are officially confirmed and a lot can change between now and Wednesday night, but here goes:
- The Orioles and No. 5 pick Matt Wieters are not going to get a deal done by the deadline. Word is Wieters is looking for a huge bonus plus a Major League deal and it’s a price tag that might prove to be too high for the O’s to pay.
- The Diamondbacks have made an offer to Larry Reynolds, agent for first-round pick Jarrod Parker. From what I’ve heard, it’s a pretty fair offer and a good way to get things going. With picks 9-11 all high school pitchers someone had to go first. Maybe the D-Backs will enter the fray at No. 9 before the others do.
- Madison Bumgarner could join Wieters as a non-signee. He and the Giants still appear to be kind of far apart
- Finally, here’s a possible stunner, if it turns out to be true: There is a rumor that the Tigers and No. 27 pick Rick Porcello have agreed on a deal worth $7.7 million as part of a Major League contract.