FRIDAY: Baseball America’s Jim Callis says the Nationals failed to sign Crow. The Nats were at $3.3MM and Crow’s agents at $4MM. So, the Nats missed out on a quality pitching prospect over a matter of $700K.
The Nationals signed 15th rounder J.P. Ramirez to an above-slot deal as a consolation prize.
THURSDAY: According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nationals top draft pick Aaron Crow signed a contract with the Fort Worth Cats yesterday. Crow’s agent says he and Jim Bowden don’t have anything more to discuss.
As Ricky Treon points out, this could still go either way. As of right now it seems like Crow still wants a Major League contract and the Nats won’t do it.