I guess because last year Larnach took a 500 to 600K discount to sign.Granted he was picked higher but still that is quite a discount.Most Draft experts had Wallner going around pick 60 and we took him at 39.The difference is about 800KYou would like to think a savvy negotiater would be able to meet in the middle at say 400K.
Granted I don't have much inside info.Maybe there were teams that were going to or would have taken him higher than 60 so the negotiating point is different.He just seemed, given the low score on his bat as someone who would\should give a discount given where he was projected to go.
Larnach went from something like $3.6M to $3.1M... And from some reports, had the Twins not taken him, he could have fallen a little bit, so they made the deal. Wallner went right where he was projected to get and they still got him to take a discount.. I mean, Lewis took a discount of about $1.2M, but then again, he was 1.1.