Spending on draft choices fell markedly this year, and thats what Major League Baseball was looking for. In figures compiled by Baseball America, on average teams spent 6.926 million in bonuses this year, down from 7.6 million.Kevin Gausman, the Orioles first-round pick, who is due to report to Sarasota, Fla. today, signed for 4.32 million. The Orioles spent 7.43 million on their entire draft class. They signed 29 of their 40 picks. The highest choice not to sign was fifth-round high school pitcher Colin Poche, who chose to attend the University of Arkansas.Last year, the Orioles spent 8.432 million, 4 million on Dylan Bundy, and in the eyes of the industry, lavished large bonuses on second rounder Jason Esposito and sixth rounder Nicky Delmonico.From 2007-11, they spent an average of 8.2 million a year, fifth in baseball. The had four large bonus payouts in that time, Bundys, 5.25 to Manny Machado in 2010, 3.72 million to Brian Matusz and 6 million to Matt Wieters in 2007.In 2009, they were criticized for drafting Matthew Hobgood, who was the fifth overall pick and given a bonus of 2.42 million. Hobgood has been hindered by injuries and ineffectiveness and was lost for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The Eastern Conference Final is going the distance!
After losing three straight to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Capitals won Game 6 to force a Game 7 in Tampa Bay. Can the Caps beat the Lightning one more time and advance to the Stanley Cup Final?
JJ Regan, Tarik El-Bashir and special guest cameraman Mike D break it all down.
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Those who are worried about Derrius Guice's character picked up some added evidence when, on Monday night, the Redskins rookie invited a bunch of fans to watch Avengers with him in Ashburn.
Man, what is this guy's deal?
First of all, not everyone likes superheroes. So how did he know that those who joined him actually wanted to see Avengers? Did he even ask? What if they wanted to see that really successful, really funny, really well-regarded Amy Schumer comedy, instead?
Avengers Infinity war @8:00 Alamo Drafthouse. If you tryna come— 5⃣ (@DhaSickest) May 21, 2018
Then, there's the issue of Guice buying tickets and concessions for those who showed up.
Also I have 50 tickets for the movie!— 5⃣ (@DhaSickest) May 21, 2018
Some people enjoy buying movie tickets — which are absolutely reasonably priced these days — and, as far as the concessions, seriously? Candy? Popcorn? He could've at least offered to buy something healthier, like broccoli. All movie theaters have broccoli.
Thankfully, those who took Guice up on his invitation weren't grateful for the experience at all, which hopefully means this will be the last time he orchestrates a dastardly deed like this one:
@DhaSickest you haven’t played a down of football in a Skins Jersey yet, but you are quickly climbing my list of favorite Redskins. You are already my favorite personality. It’s infectious my man and if your athletic ability is half of your personality, we have a HOFer #HTTR— Mark Harrell (@SkinsfanMH13) May 21, 2018
Yeah! This totally happened ! Great to meet you @DhaSickest ! What a neat thing to do treating fans to a movie with you! Love it! #httr #RedskinsTweetTeam @Redskins #yourock @AlamoDC #gonnabeafanfavorite pic.twitter.com/Kn4B7qHyxE— Suzie (@whosuzieq) May 22, 2018
I don’t know where to begin. Nothing but love and respect for him 🙏🏼 Guice invited fans out to watch the new Avengers movie with him. He paid for all 50 tickets to watch the movie, on top of taking any photos with fans, signing autographs, even made a quick video message for the kids I work with. On top of all that he paid for our food too. I’m a die hard Redskins fan, but I’ve never been this excited for a player since Sean Taylor 🐐 best believe Guice is my favorite Redskin #HTTR thanks for the awesome night man 💯✊🏼 Ay frfr Mike Mayock, what character issues? 😤🐸☕️
At this point, it's a surprise Guice didn't slide even farther down in the draft, like to the 15th round. Unbelievable.
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