John Fay, who covers the Reds for the Cincinnati Enquirer, has an interesting item on his blog regarding first-round draft pick Yonder Alonso.
The 1B, who played at the University of Miami, is buddies with A-Rod. Alex has apparently told the kid that he can stay with him in New York and play independent league ball. Why not? Alex has plenty of room at his place now.
Alonso would then go back into the 2009 draft.
This doesn’t sound illegal. But I can’t imagine the Reds would be happy a player from another team would provide the means for a player to refuse their offer.