A lot of rumors and speculation floating around about whether Bell will actually sign.
We're going to talk a lot about Josh Bell this summer, as there is only one guarantee in this whole situation: if he does actually sign, it won't happen before August 15th. Here is one interesting update, along with some video of Bell.
-Baseball Prospectus talked about Bell in their podcast, focusing on his letter to teams telling them not to draft him (podcast here, talk starts at 52:56, h/t to OBN). Apparently there were reports that the Red Sox and Tigers would draft him, although no one expected the Pirates to take him. Keith Law mentions that his family is well off, and that it's his family that doesn't want him to sign. Law, who was a guest on the podcast, mentions it might take $8 M, whi...
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