Previously, we had linked to reports that Max Foody had signed. It now appears that information is incorrect.
Derrick Goold has additional information here.
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Fooled by friend of Foody!
Foolishly fooled by Foody’s fiendish friend Phil !
(no offense Phil – just needed an F-word)
Lol it’s all good
I never said he sighned tho
Krantovitz is diplomatic. He doubts they will have money for Williams and Foody. That is a way of playing them off against one another. Williams is rated 230 players higher than Max, so he is the guy we need. Foody went to a private secondary school, he can go to college.
Trey Williams is the son of a former major leaguer, he can go to college too. I think we will sign both in the end for somewhere around 300k each. That would mean that 400k (200 from each players deal) would count against our draft budget.
There is no. Reason to give Foody more than $150k. He is not highly rated. Williams is an elite talent and $300k seems low.
Why do hate Foody so much?
I read his comments to suggest there wasn’t 400K or 500K or whatever it takes left in the bonus cap to sign both of them.
Maybe hes playing them off each other but he could just be trying to lower our expectations.
Williams is rated 230 players higher than Foody – BY BASEBALL AMERICA. Their view is not necessarily gospel, and may be based on criteria other than pure talent (and FWIW I’d have to assume Williams is way higher than the 99th most talented guy in the draft).
If there is “no reason” not to give Foody more than 150k, they shouldn’t have bothered drafting him, as he was never going to sign for that.
Your constant banging on about this is getting tiresome.
We get it Mrs. TLR you don’t like Foody. Is there a reason your still talking about this?
It’s a column about Foody, an apt place to write about him.
The ba rankings are based on those of the MLB scouting service. While teams are free to move somebody way up, as the dodgers once did with Preston Mattingly, this does not happen often. Foody was drafted about where he was rated, whereas trey Williams was rated a lot higher. Trey will be the priority for limited bonus money.
Foody is a big projectable lefty who sits 91 now and may be able to throw harder in time. The reason he fell teams didn’t want to risk him not signing and his previous shoulder issues always drop guys. That doesn’t mean he’s a 12th round talent. Last year without the new draft rules he would have been Top 3 round pick. Both Williams and Foody will get or could get over 500k because of their projection not because of there HS stats.
top 3 rounds without the shoulder injury maybe.
Agree with andrew. let it go. and please stop solely citing the rankings. the prep school comment was also completely ignorant.
Ya for real mrs.trl let it go and just see what happonds ! There is no reason to rag on Foody
U have no clue what u are talking about
Yeah…it is justifiable for some posters to want Williams over Foody if it really comes to that. People can site the rankings, Foody having some arm troubles, the attrition rate of high school pitchers in general, or the positional value of an infielder over pitcher. But, making blanket statements about someone’s worth is simply something we don’t have enough information for. Shoot, it is hard for an entire team of scouts and front office types to value players.
I would also like to point out that there is a greater than 0% chance that Max Foody may be checking out various prospect publications like FR out of curiosity (just as his zealous friend Phil has). Seeing that there is this chance and all of us on here would like to have as many high ceiling guys to follow as possible, it would kind of behoove us to guard ourselves in regards to people that have signed yet (and at least be reasonable towards those who have signed.
I really hope we get both Foody and Williams, but the success of our draft doesn’t hinge on one or both of them signing. They seem like icing on the cake to me. Our success, for right now at least, will be decided on whether we sign all our picks in the first ten rounds while going right up to our budget limit. It seems like that is a certainty, and if we sign both guys then we gamed the new system as well as anyone.
That’s a point we should probably make more often. The kids and their families read this site. We want all the good ones to sign, and all the ones who sign to do well, even though realistically neither will happen.
Foody looks like a big, strong kid, and it’s not like our system is overrun with promising lefthanders. If the Cards think his shoulder is healthy, I sure hope they find the money to sign him.
Well said, Lou.
This is a very unusual year for the Cardinals’ draft, because of the combination of big changes in the rules on the one hand, and an unusually large number of high choices (which are impacted by the rule changes) on the other. Every team is trying to thread their way through the rule changes, but it’s harder for ours than for most. I would prefer to take the starting position that they are doing so in as ethical, honorable — yet practical — way as they can, with less of an idea how it will work out than they usually have at this stage of proceedings. Can they get Foody, Williams, both, neither, without setting up an unacceptable time bomb for next year’s draft? I have no idea. But they’re not going to screw around with these kids unethically, I’m confident of that.
Hahah so true lue I told him people were talking shit
And ahe said was
It’s all good bro
Foody is sighining !!!!!!!!!
Yes he is !!! Mrs.trl all privileges of using this web site are revoked
Where is this being reported?
The Cards have almost spent 10 million dollars in a single draft- wow. Overall very-very pleased– however would have rather seen a 2 million dollar investment at 23 (Matt Smoral or Ty Hensley), but not going to lose any sleep over it… very happy overall.
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