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Old 05-23-2019, 08:12 AM
Barkis is Willin' is offline
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This kid is in a kind of unique situation in that his potential is good enough to command such a contract from Japan, but he wasn't going to get the best signing bonus based on possible injury. If the Braves would have offered him the "normal" signing bonus for the #8 overall pick last year, he would have signed. So, this is the right move for him. But it's not the right move for most 19 year old baseball phenoms.

As for high school basketball phenoms, I 100% agree they should play overseas or in some kind of pro league so we can get rid of this one and done college basketball nonsense.