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Negotiations underway with Heathcott?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 17, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Forget to mention this earlier … Not only was first-round pick Slade Heathcott in town, so is his agent. Darek Braunecker was talking with Brian Cashman after the game last night.

Slade will be leaving tomorrow morning. Could the Yankees get him signed quickly? Don’t bank on it. While Heathcott is expected to sign, the Yankees will want to hold him around slot and Braunecker will certainly expect the Yankees to come across with more than that.

It might not be the worse thing. Heathcott could use the time to further strengthen his surgically repaired knee.

“I’d love to get started,” he said. “But it might take some time. That’s sort of out of my hands at this point.”

 
 

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9 Responses to “Negotiations underway with Heathcott?”

  1. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    *YES BABY !*

  2. DB June 17th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Surgically repaired knee? There’s always a catch.

  3. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Dammit I din’t read the whole post. :x

  4. Brandon ! "B/c the Yankees don't believe in young and athletic in the OF" June 17th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “Surgically repaired knee? There’s always a catch.”

    That’s no issue, he ran just as quick w/ it during the HS season, the kid is a gamer.

  5. Andrew June 17th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    He came back from the ACL injury and played successfully, I believe he said it was occasionally sore but otherwise fine…this is not news to the Yankees and I assume that they are confident his knee will hold up over the long haul. It’s widely regarded that it was the questions about his family situation and not the knee that kept him from getting drafted higher.

  6. Stultus Magnus June 17th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    “Surgically repaired knee? There’s always a catch.”

    Haha, that cracked me up. Hopefully there were some bionics in that surgery. Just start injecting the plasma enriched platelets right now and begin preemptive surgery on the other, non-surgically repaired knee.

  7. JohnC June 17th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    At least his agent is not Scott Boras, so negotiations should go a bit smoother.

  8. Stephen June 17th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I love how players always act like they’re powerless in these procedures.

  9. mark June 17th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    i read an interview with him from a few months ago i think….

    he sounded very excited about maybe going to LSU
    perhaps hes college bound


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