Draft Notes: Gausman, Phillies, Rash, Brewers

Earlier today, we ran down the remaining unsigned first-round picks from the 2012 draft.  Here's today's latest draft news..

  • An Orioles source tells Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com (via Twitter) that the team remains "very confident" of signing top pick Kevin Gausman.  However, talks between the two sides still could go into next week.  The fourth-overall pick in the draft has said that he expects to reach agreement with the O's but there hasn't been a great deal of news on that front lately.
  • The Phillies were unable to reach agreement with second-round pick Alec Rash, writes Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register.  The right-hander's father said the family requested $800K while the Phillies countered with an offer of $500K plus $120K for college.  Rash will now attend Missouri in the fall.
  • The Brewers‬ signed eighth-rounder Edgardo Rivera for $200K, more than the suggested pick value of $132K, tweets Jim Callis of Baseball America.   The high school outfielder out of Puerto Rico boasts plus-plus speed and could be solid left-handed bat, Callis writes.

20 Responses to Draft Notes: Gausman, Phillies, Rash, Brewers Leave a Reply

  1. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    For a team that spends $180 million on the payroll at the MLB (almost)… they drew a hard line at $800,000?

    • Dylan 3 years ago

      Thats so stupid…all they needed to do was pay a tax too..,no penalties.

      • nm344 3 years ago

        Maybe they can use the overslot money to get a prep player further down the draft.

        • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

          They lose $500 K out of their allotment. Not sure if anybody who might be a difference making prospect is willing to sign for $220,000.

    • nm344 3 years ago

      His slot is 500K.  Phils are basically giving him whatever they can.  They still have some time to change his mind.

      • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

        He’s not going to. I don’t know what their threshold is exactly, but I don’t think they’re willing to pay a tax… Which ultimately comes down to Ruben not budgeting properly as it seems his asking price was made clear.

        It’s not the first time they cheaped out on a prospect, an offense even worse when there was no slotting system.

        • nm344 3 years ago

          This is a protected pick.  They will get a comp pick next season.  Its not that bad.

          • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

            I didn’t say it was, it’s just discouraging… and something they’ve been doing for years.

        • johnsilver 3 years ago

           I have not looked up their spending thus far to check.. But they have not spent 10% over the 4.9m allotted to get the penalty.. Or just do not want to get the penalty?

          • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

            $193,100 overslot before they hit the tax… which, I’m assuming they are unwilling to hit.

            I saw it on another website… but just use some of the savings they’re going to get on Victorino, Hamels, Pierre, etc.

    • Guest 3 years ago

      this is shocking seeing how they wiped clean their farm system for SP

    •  The money offered was all they could offer under the new agreement for money paid to draft picks. Half million AND another 120,000 for a KID that hasnt even pissed in a minor league bathroom is more than a fair offer!

      • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

        They need as many potential high ceiling prospects as they can get.

  2. vtadave 3 years ago

    No Rash for the Phillies.  Guess that can be taken a couple ways.

    • rickjimbo 3 years ago

      These Puns are a heck of a lot better than most recent ones. Play on.

  3. This situation Amaro has put you Philly fans in has gotta be tough. I mean he cleared the farm for the last couple seasons and now it’s really hurting you guys in the near future with so much money tied up on aging vets. Kind of reminds me of what Hendry did in Chicago.

    • not_brooks 3 years ago

      I wonder what Amaro’s legacy will look like when he’s done in Philly. I wonder if he’ll win anything other than the World Series that was won with Gillick’s team.

      • Funny too, because not one single sports media member criticized any of his moves leading up to this collapse.  The national media was pretty critical of the Howard extension at the time it happened, yet Philly sports media bashed the national media instead.  They all wanted Rollins back despite his age.  And now they’ll end up blaming RAJ for not getting Hamels resigned, yet they won’t question Hamels desire to play on a team with more upside for more money.  His legacy won’t matter because it will all be revisionist history anyway.

      • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

        It’s not really his fault they didn’t win in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Other than 2009, they went into the post season with the best team on paper (they might have if Lidge wasn’t awful)… players just didn’t play to their potential.

        His legacy largely depends on the success of Jonathan Singleton. I don’t think anyone in their right mind wouldn’t have made the Roy Halladay trade. His trades, for the most part, have been one of his biggest strengths while his free agent contracts aren’t very good.

    • garettf 3 years ago

      Please don’t compare amaro to hendry. He’s bad, but not that bad.

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