Wanted to catch up on this one...re: Rocker
Everyone needs to do what they feel comfortable doing....but at the end of the day, Boras is playing poker here and lost the hand. Maybe they'll get a better hand later they can play, but this doesn't look like it will go well for Rocker.
The separation in situations like this versus the Orioles is that no-one questions Cohn's commitment to the Mets. It's easy to question what the Orioles do because they have built up no trust in their commitment.
If there is information that makes passing on Rocker a thing, I'm OK with that. It's easy to not-trust Scott Boras because he's only going to care about Scott Boras....I'm not saying I wouldn't draft or sign a Boras guy, but it's never going to be on his ridiculous terms. Just not worth it and the history is pretty over-whelming.
This could easily wind up being another Brady Akin situation (Casey Close was Aiken's agent).
The Met's will get the 1-11 pick next year and I'm not sure how Rocker gets 6M without a MLB type physical. Who is taking Scott Boras' word on it? Boras can posture all he wants, but it's on him and it's on Rocker for picking him. The Met's will keep working.