Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Was JaCoby Jones at LSU's orientation this week?

The Baton Rouge Advocate certainly indicated that.

Randy Rosetta:
Besides LeBlanc, several incoming freshmen have gone through the initial steps of orientation on LSU's campus this week. Mainieri said a handful of the incoming players were in Baton Rouge this week, including infielder Jacoby Jones and pitcher Ryan Eades, who were both drafted in the 19th round last week.

"Mainieri" is LSU head coach Paul Mainieri.

It's worth pointing out that, if the reports are true that the Astros offered Jones $1.5m-ish, that's the signing bonus for a 2010 mid-1st Round pick. That he has seemingly turned down.

3 comments:

OremLK said...

I wouldn't worry about it. All him going to the orientation necessarily means is that he still hasn't decided what he's going to do.

For all we know he could even be leaning toward the Astros, but is trying to squeeze every drop he can out of negotiations... skipping orientation would be a clear message on his part that he intends to sign, and would weaken his position at the bargaining table.

That's pure speculation on my part, I still think it's unlikely that he will sign with the Astros. I'm just saying don't read too much into this.

street said...

OremLK said: "skipping orientation would be a clear message on his part that he intends to sign, and would weaken his position at the bargaining table."

Agreed. The fact that he attended isn't a surprise. Had he not attended, that would have been a surprise.

The Constable. said...

Valid points all around.