Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2011 Draft

The signing deadline for players returning to college has passed and Boston got most of their big-name draftees signed. All four first- and supplemental rounders signed right before the deadline, so we can all hoard our Matt Barnes, Blake Swihart, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Henry Owens cards. Mookie Betts was a surprise signee as well. I honestly did not expect the fifth-rounder to sign at all. But it's a good thing he did.

Unfortunately the Red Sox lost out on Senquez Golson, who was my particular favorite draftee. The speedy, potentially five-tool player decided he wanted to play football at Ole Miss instead of signing with the Red Sox. Good luck to him. I am disappointed, but I will never criticize a player for choosing to go to college. Education is very important. Hopefully if he decides to try to get back into the baseball draft, Boston can revisit with him. We'll see.

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