I’m at a loss today. Not only did Apu’s favorite squadron not sign the man they took #10 overall, but apparently he will also not be returning to Vanderbilt.
Oh, and apparently they did not even remotely try to negotiate:
Was told the Mets cut bait completely with Kumar Rocker - they never put a contract on the table for him to accept or reject. Earlier there had been some thought the Mets might try to get him for a lower signing bonus.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 1, 2021
To underscore my point about the Mets being very dumb, here’s what Jim Callis has to say:
Look at what the @Dbacks did in case Lawlar didn't sign. @Mets could have taken some players with high price tags in rds 11-20. When Rocker deal fell apart, they could have used the money they saved toward him to pay someone $1.2 million. Not difficult to do. @MLBDraft https://t.co/qghct0fTEk— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) August 1, 2021