Per Jim Callis of Baseball America:
#Cardinals, 1st-rder James Ramsey agree on $1.6 mil ($1.775 mil pick value). Believe that’s 2nd-highest bonus in #mlbdraft history for c …
James Ramsey’s $1.6 mil is 2nd-biggest ever for college senior. Trails only Matt LaPorta’s $2.07 mil. #mlbdraft #Cardinals
It was not long ago that I made peace and appreciated the Cardinals draft for where they spent money and where they saved money. I based a lot of that (and my following piece on where the Cardinals were with their draft pick signings and pool allotment, based on some bad information re: Max Foody) on James Ramsey signing for slightly more than the $500k he turned down last year. That would have saved about a million dollars, but now, the Cardinals will have very little money left over to attempt to sign Trey Williams (11th round) and Max Foody (12th round).
I’ll work on some of the draft math later this week, but needless to say, the savings on Heyer and Meijia will not be enough to sign both Trey Williams and Max Foody and probably not even one of them.