Mets Not Close to Signing 1st Round Pick

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IAugust 6, 2010

FLUSHING, NY - APRIL 13: A Mets logo inside the ground is seen on opening day at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea Stadium as the Mets home field.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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In what has become my normal routine for off days this season, I search the web looking for a reason to bring myself down since there is not Met game on to get the job done.  Yesterday was no different and when I learned, through Andy Martino’s column for the Daily News (click here for full article) that New York is apparently not close signing their first round pick and #7 overall selection, Matt Harvey, two words came to mind…..mission accomplished.

According to Martino:

The Mets are not close to signing first-round draft choice Matt Harvey, a righthanded pitcher from the University of North Carolina, but a team official said ‘I think we’ll get him signed’ before the August 16 deadline.”

Well that’s just fantastic, at least the team is optimistic.  Harvey is represented by the devil himself, Scott Boras, a fact that may have actually caused teams to shy away from selecting the Tarheel prior to the Mets snagging him with the 7th selection.   Harvey is not likely to come cheap, not just because Boras will be pulling at New York’s purse strings, but because the #8 overall pick in this year’s draft, Delino Deshields Jr., just received a signing bonus of $2.15 million from the Houston Astros.

According to Baseball America, that bonus is above the what the commissioner’s office recommends for first year players selected in that slot, a trend that has been consistent for nearly all of this year’s signings.  The Mets have already showed...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: