So when I was preparing for the Draft, I saw a real drop-off after my eighth-ranked prospect. Since I had the 33rd overall pick, I was worried that my first-rounder might cross that threshold, so I stuck Kirby Howard
at #9, hoping to at least pull something reasonable the following season as a comp.
Well, Kirby, who was initially represented by his mother, dropped her in order to represent himself and subsequently accepted my $8mil tender. What?!? I thought the prospects represented by their mothers were guaranteed to refuse the offer? Now I have shot myself in the foot as regards the IFA market, and all I have to show for it is a very expensive AAA pitcher. Uggh.