CWS: Miami's Maine and a Catch 22

By Doug Kroll - June 18, 2006

Miami's ace Scott Maine pitched one of his best ballgame's of his collegiate carrer last night. If not for a rain delay, it was looking like he could have easily gone the whole way. Before last week's MLB draft, he told scouts and teams that if he was drafted after the 5th round that he wouldn't sign with them. He ended up being drafted in the 23rd round by the Colorado Rockies. Maine hasn't said what his offer has been, or what his future at Miami will be, being that he has 2 years of eligibility left. Maine has said that the Rockies are waiting to see what he does in the Cape Cod League this summer and will offer him then. As much as Miami wants to see Maine do well in the CWS, one would tend to think that the better he does, the more likely the Rockies will offer more money than a 23rd round pick would normally get. At the same time, the better he pitches, the better Miami does here at the CWS. It's quite the Catch 22, eh?

You also have to take into account that the players taken ahead of Maine by the Rockies may decide not to sign, freeing up more money for the team to spend on their 23rd round pick. A lot will be decided by not only how he does here, but this summer in Cape Cod.

Posted by Doug Kroll at 04:14 PM on June 18, 2006

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