I was watching a rerun of the All American game on Fox Sports. They interviewed a player named Reese Havens who signed with U. South Carolina. He said the Red Sox GM called the night before the draft and offered $1,300,000 in the first round. He declined the offer. His dad confirmed the conversation with Brett Saberhagen who announced the game.
I understand the lure of the local big time college program. I get that. I just thought major league baseball was a loftier goal, a bigger stage.
I just don't get turning down the opportunity and everything associated.
Can someone please explain it for me?