I have updated the signings and bonus information below.
We still don't have signing information on Cantu and Capel. However, by my calculations we have over $1,000,000 excess at this point. Let's assume that Cantu signed for $50,000 over slot and Capel signed for $250,000 over slot.
If these numbers are correct we have about $750,000 left to sign Jones. Now, remember included in that is the 4.99% excess. If we don't sign Jones we lose about $50,000 of that excess (5% of his 1.2 million bonus).
So, if we don't sign Jones we get his draft selection back next year and we have a huge excess to spend on picks after the top 10 rounds.
So, the question is, would I rather have Jones or Baird, Wil Crowe and one of Studstill or Alvarez.
Right now, if those were my choices I would take Baird, Crowe and one of the two HS pitchers.
Time will tell.