Cardinals Sign Wisdom, Bean

June 17th: Bean received a $700K bonus from the Cardinals, more than $170K under MLB's recommendation, reports Callis.

June 9th: Wisdom signed for $693K, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America. The Cardinals save approximately $277K of draft pool money with the below slot deal.

June 7th: The Cardinals have agreed to terms with supplementary first round selection Patrick Wisdom, scouting director Dan Kantrovitz told Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wisdom is represented by Adam Karon and Tripper Johnson of Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Steve Bean, another one of the Cardinals' supplementary first round selections, is also nearing an agreement with the team.

The Cardinals selected Wisdom with the 52nd overall pick, which they obtained as compensation for losing Octavio Dotel. They selected Bean with the 59th overall pick, which they obtained as compensation for losing Edwin Jackson. MLB recommends a bonus of $970K for the 52nd selection and a bonus of $870K for the 59th selection, according to Baseball America.

Mike Axisa and Daniel Seco contributed to this post.

15 Responses to Cardinals Sign Wisdom, Bean Leave a Reply

  1. JR_Tolls1 3 years ago

    Always good to have some Wisdom.

  2. Whoahhhh 3 years ago

    A very wise decision

  3. They better sign these guys under slot so they can get Kelly and Williams signed.  The only good thing about these guys in the early rounds are having the money for these high upside guys.

    • BranchRickeysGhost 3 years ago

      Yeah cause those “high upside” guys always work out, right?  Paging Colby Rasmus, Tyler Greene and Pete Kozma………….

      Love all the draft “experts”.

      • Hahaha, Kozma wasn’t touted to have high upside.  He was just decent at everything but not outstanding at any.  Additionally they do work out sometimes so I don’t understand your point.

  4. Well, glad they got the most important guy signed first…. *sarcasm*

  5. NathanielS 3 years ago

    Nickname should be Teeth

  6. Two of the worst puns I have ever seen on mlbtr and both on the same story.  Nice.

    • jjs91 3 years ago

      Just wait until the twins sign “will hurt” or if they sign if they sign him.

  7. gradylittle 3 years ago

    I want to work a pun in for Wisdom Teeth, but I just can’t figure it out. 

  8. Michael_Jordan 3 years ago

    got Wisdom on the infield

    • Infield Fly 3 years ago

      That’ll work on me (and maybe it’ll help the umps get a call right)! :p

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