Hey, here's a couple of interesting links for you:
4-129 Rio Ruiz is still negotiating with the Astros, and the LA Times says it "could go either way." Rudy (Rio's father) Ruiz:
We're trying to make it work."
The Astros and NC State got into a sort of bidding war over 6th Rounder Brett Phillips. After the Astros selected Phillips, NC State came back to him with a new scholarship plan. Ultimately, the Astros offered Phillips what NC State couldn't: Straight cash, homey.
"From the people that I know who went to that college, one of their sells to me was the college experience. And when I think of that I think of partying and drinking and that’s not me. I’m going to play baseball full time, no distractions. Plus, I am getting paid, I can’t beat that.”