Friday, July 23, 2010

Heck "optimistic" about signing DeShields, not so much about JaCoby Jones

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.