With a little more than four hours remaining until the 2009 draft signing deadline, we still have 10 of the top 15 picks unsigned. Every year it’s basically the same thing, and every year I spend a lot of time on the radio and responding to emails saying that this is how it basically always works, and everyone will get a deal done.
This just might be the year that I’m wrong.
There is very little optimism right now coming out of clubs with unsigned picks. Right now, we’re looking at three, and maybe as many as six players (not counting Aaron Crow, who is not subject to the deadline) not signing by midnight, and re-entering the 2010 draft. It’s messier than ever. I was planning on writing something up for tomorrow, but I think there’s something bigger here going on, and I’m doing some research and hoping to talk to people over the next few days to figure out what’s really happening – Currently aiming for Thursday for not just an update, but some real analysis, and then we can all discuss together in Friday’s chat.