When Mets drafted RHP High School Matthew Allan in the third round, they expected to be competitive enough in their offer that he would not go to University of Florida next season.
And it seems that this will be the case, according to John Hayman The Network of the Network .
Heyman says Metz is about to sign Alan – as well as fourth Jake Mangum – and it could have happened this week.
Alan is not Metz's first rider ( Brett Bathy who is already signed with New York), but perhaps his most important supporter. Overall perspective # 13 of the MLB Pipeline in this year's 6-foot-3 hurler project fell to the third round due to its strong commitment to Florida.
Nevertheless, Metz was confident they could persuade him to head over to their farm. The financial incentive is the main factor Alan claims to be seeking $ 4 million to break his college intent. New York knew what to do, so they drafted all retirees with their other players to save on the bonus money.
If Mets planted Allen, that would be an absolute theft when they set it up. Its potential is through the roof, and many believe it has a starter of the All-Star caliber. Time will show, but GM Brody Van Wagenen and the rest of the Mets' front will try to make a deal to keep him in their system first. >> Read more