Delino DeShields probably, maybe will sign. The Astros are "optimistic," but that's about it, according to Heck:
"I feel like we're getting closer."
We also see that Heck feels the chances of signing JaCoby Jones are "minimal at this point."
I don't understand either of these situations, but then again, I've never been in a position to negotiate a multi-million dollar signing bonus. It was either college or the mines for me, so off I went to west Texas. A 19th Round pick turning down 1st Round money. A #8 overall pick can only improve seven spots, but has to wait three years to do it. I would imagine DeShields will sign closer to August 16, but Jones turning down this bonus is ludicrous.