TD gave us all the details this morning, but I wanted to throw my two cents in on the draft signings from yesterday, and what they tell me about the organization moving forward.
The Tribe spent close to $10 million to sign 27 of their 50 draft picks. That doesn’t sound like a lot of money for a MLB team (or a huge signing rate), but consider a few things: (1) I’m pretty sure that’s more money than the Indians have ever spent on signing draft picks; (2) they signed their first four picks; (3) they consistently went “over slot” to sign talent; and (4) on a related note, they drafted and signed guys with “signability concerns” meaning that they drafted for talent rather than price.
What does all of this mean? Probably a few things. Let’s discuss. [Read more...]