Nick Gordon Signs
Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:36 PM
Mike Berardino is tweeting that he has talked to people with direct knowledge and hearing that they have agreed to the slot value of $3.851 million.
Very nice to get the signing done quickly. He'll report soon to Ft. Myers for a mini-camp.
I'm surprised that the Twins also announced that he would play for Elizabethton. Typically, high school picks have started in the GCL before moving up to Elizabethton midseason (Buxton, Berrios, Stewart, Gonsalves of late).
Joe Mauer started at Elizabethton. i'm sure there were others... maybe?
Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:04 PM
Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:29 PM
This is spectacular news. Clearly the Twins and Nick wanted to get busy. The Elizabeth announcement may be an indication just how much Twins Mgmt believes in this pick. Also coming from Florida he shouldn't have too much difficulty learning the language (Minnesotan), eh?
Abso-tively. I would like to think this indication of aggressiveness means the Twins even consider a Midwest League appearance before season-end if Nick kills it. That gets him with Mauer and Watkins for their evaluation and a to-do list as a jumping off point going into Winter Ball.
Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:41 PM
Mike Berardino is tweeting that he has talked to people with direct knowledge and hearing that they have agreed to the slot value of $3.851 million
Add to that some tuition money bringing total to $4 million - but only slot amount counts toward total.