Thursday, August 21, 2014

Have the Astros signed Brady Aiken yet?

The deadline? to let the Commissioner's office know that teams have signed their draft picks WAS at 7/18/2014 4pm Central. Here is a running update of updates.

UPDATE: UMMM, so this is interesting.
More details http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/08/astros-could-still-reach-deal-with-brady-aiken.html

We shall see

UPDATE: 4:15pm: Report that the Astros did not sign Aiken, Nix, or Marshall
(https://twitter.com/keithlaw/status/490243272904699904)

 4:13pm: Jim Callis reports a source who said Marshall did not sign with Houston (https://twitter.com/jimcallismlb/status/490242739200884739)

4:00pm: waiting on word

3:55pm: No

3:50pm: No

3:40pm: No

3:30pm: No

3:00pm: No

2:30pm: No

2:00pm: No

1:30: No

1:00pm: No

12:30pm: No

12:00pm: No

11:22am: No

11:00am: No

10:30am: No

10:00am: No

9:30am: No

9:00am: No

8:30am: No

8:00am: No

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think the Astros will sign him plus the other two young pitchers?

Imasalmon said...

I think the Astros will sign him, and Nix. I think Marshall is going to LSU.

Anonymous said...

Unlikely. UCLA will be the winner.

Anonymous said...

All three go to college. BOOK IT.

Anonymous said...

So you're telling me there's a chance...

Anonymous said...

Putin will nuke us all before the deadline and we'll never know. BOOK IT!

Anonymous said...

The Astros can't afford not to sign their number 1 overall picks or miss on them Appel ain't doing so hot this season hopefully he turns it around next season and beyond.

Ed said...

tick... tick... tick... tick... tick... ?

Anonymous said...

Kids got a bum arm. Hope he does not sign.

Anonymous said...

10 minutes left... No chance

Anonymous said...

What is the most we could offer Nix if Aiken does not sign? Including going up to the 5% over our pool

Anonymous said...

Horrible draft! This could be the draft to undo all the recent growth of the minor league system

Anonymous said...

Sometimes i wonder what are the Astros doing and if we didn't sign our number 1 overall draft pick it leaves me wondering even more.

Anonymous said...

I usually have faith in the new stros regime and I understand the mess that is CSN houston. However, this will seriously erode that faith if this goes how it is looking.

Anonymous said...

CONFIRMED unsigned. what a waste of a draft year..

Anonymous said...

Well this sucks. We have a chance at having a great draft and just decide to stick our head in the sand because the kid might...MIGHT have an elbow problem in the future.

Just like he might be an allstar or he might never make it out of A ball.

With the dumpster fire last years draft is turning into this is just great.

Why do the Astros always have to come off as inept and handle things in the worst possible way........

Anonymous said...

It has been 31 bleeping years since a No 1 pick hasn't signed.....

Seriously.......

As someone else said, if you are intentionally losing to acquire draft picks and then don't sign said draft picks you are doing it wrong.

Maybe Lunhow isn't worth trusthing in.............

I'm sorry I am pissed right now, someone tell me why I shouldn't be.........

Anonymous said...

And don't tell me its because we have a poorer avg hitting version of Adam Dunn.

Sorry its nice seeing Springer Dingers and all that, but I still like to see someone who does something other then strike out, fly out, or hit a homerun.

Hey Lunhow, a .300 hitter would be nice.

Anonymous said...

or I don't know, just signing your draft picks....



Sorry I am really pissed right now.

Anonymous said...

Now the trade deadline is next and we are going to trade good mlb ball players for those so called lottery tickets that Lunhow loves what a bunch of crap.

Ed said...

As much as I hate the outcome, I'm glad it's over. Wish the kid well, but can't help but believe he will wish he had taken the $5mil. That's a load of cash.

Anonymous said...

Who are the good mlb ball players on the team that we are going to trade this season for lottery tickets?

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to Brady Aiken. I hope he has a good ML career - but not too good. But lets keep this in perspective. We got A.J. Reed and J.D. Davis, and we get the #2 pick next year, and every year there are these high school pitching lottery tickets that turn into nothing.

Anonymous said...

So do we get 2 1st round picks next year?

Anonymous said...

Only a disaster if Aiken turns into Clayton Kershaw and pitches until he is 40.

Anonymous said...

Always amazed how many fans drink the Kool aid of the team. What happened was inexcusable, the end. Please stop now with the Lunhow is smart and he knows what he is doing. He continues to fail to produce through the draft and on the field. The prospects who are succeeding right now came here before he was hired. What has he done ? Tank season after season to get 1.1 signs a guy who can't even get out of A ball and then can't even sign the prospect ?

And put yourself in the kids shoes..your offered 6.5m which is below slot. You already agree to take less then they tell you're suddenly worth 5M? Why would he want to work for someone like that ?

JoeinAlaska said...

We got Fisher, Davis, Reed & Boyd in this draft. ALL of them are performing above expectations. So this draft was hardly a bust. I'd rather have an additional first round pick next year than pay an 18 year old big $ and risk he doesn't even make it through the minors. Besides, we'll have another year to evaluate the talent we already have. Everybody loves to rag on luhnow and the FO right now, their tunes will change in a couple of years when we're in the playoffs.

Lyle said...

I'm glad Luhnow is the GM. Some of these jokers would have paid Aiken full for the elbow issue. Geezus.