Austin Martin’s deal comes in at over $7 million, Nick Frasso also signs under-slot deal

We’ve known for a few days that Austin Martin and the Blue Jays had reached a deal, but we didn’t know what the signing bonus was.

Finally, on Wednesday, Jon Heyman reported that the fifth-overall pick from the 2020 draft is receiving a signing bonus of $7,000,825. That’s the second-highest signing bonus in the draft so far, behind only first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson, and, as expected, is well over the recommended slot value of $6,180,700.

Austin Martin signs with Jays for $7,000,825. Vandy OF-INF was No. 5 pick. Over slot.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 8, 2020

Martin was expected by many to go second overall in the draft, so when he fell to the Blue Jays at five, it was inevitable that he would be seeking a signing bonus above slot value. Right after the draft, it was reported that his agent, Scott Boras, would be seeking a deal over $7,000,000. He accomplished exactly that.
I imagine we’ll see Martin get added to the 60-man pool in the next little while so he can join the Blue Jays’ off-site camp once the season gets rolling. I really doubt we’ll see him get into a game this …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

The Blue Jays have signed Austin Martin

Austin Martin is officially a Toronto Blue Jay.

The fifth-overall pick from the 2020 draft has agreed to a deal with the Blue Jays, pending a physical, but the details are unknown.
The assigned slot value for the fifth-overall pick is $6,180,700, but it’s reasonable to assume the Jays went over-slot. Martin was projected to go as high as second overall in the draft and it was rumoured at he was looking for a signing bonus of at least $7,000,000.
Being a client of Scott Boras, it was assumed that negotiations with Martin would go all the way down to the wire of the Aug. 1 deadline, but the deal ultimately got done well in advance. First overall pick Spencer Torkelson agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Tigers was probably the domino that needed to fall in order for the Jays and Martin to agree on a signing bonus.
The Jays now have four of their five draft picks from this year’s class signed. Second- and third-round picks C.J. Van Eyk and Trent Palmer signed over-slot deals and fifth-round pick Zack Britton signed an under-slot deal. The only player left to sign is fourth-round pick Nick Frasso, but …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Leafsnation: The Best of March 2020

Inside and no sports, getting used to the new normal; Austin Matthews pursuit of Leafs Immortality; the Leafs should bring P.K. home to Toronto; looking back at the Phil Kessel and Owen Nolan trades; how this years moves work from a CBA standpoint; should the Leafs re-sign Malgin; what’s Dubas saying and more in this weeks Leafsnation Roundup.

Austin Matthews pursuit of Leafs immortality (Cam Lewis)
Takeaways from the Dubas interview (Scott Maxwell)
Throwback Thursday: The day the Leafs acquired Owen Nolan (Zach Laing)
A collection of CBA thoughts on the Leafs moves this year (Earl Schwartz)
Revisiting the Phil Kessel trades (Zach Laing)
It’s time to send Rasmus Sandin down (Jon Steitzer)
To re-sign or not re-sign Dennis Malgin? (Jon Steitzer)
Around the Network and NHL
Inside and no sports: Adjusting to the new normal (Jason Gregor)
Top 40 monents: Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals to reach 50 in 39 games (Cam Lewis – Oilersnation)
Report: Flames front runner for college star Colton Poolman (Ryan Pike – Flamesnation)
Players suggest summer NHL playoffs format (Zach Laing)
Breaking down each RFA on the Wings and what the future may hold (Cameron Kuom – Wingsnation)
Jets fail miserably to …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation