Posted by damag on 10/29/2012 8:59:00 PM (view original):
I had a draftee thinking about going to college. I had cash so I offered twice his demands just in case it moved him. He did nothing for a week, came back and said he was interested but had upped his demand to 150% of the original. So I signed him.
There's never any reason to do that. Draft picks won't be swayed by any additional money unless they specifically ask for it. If he wants to go to college, he'll go no matter what. And if he wants to sign, you just need to meet his demands. By offering extra money unsolicited, you only run the risk of him accepting that offer, thereby costing you several million more dollars than you needed to spend.