OK, I just looked in my wallet and I have $22 so I don't think I would be much help. Yeah, there are a couple of credit cards but I checked my limit and I don't think, even if I max them out, that would make much of a dent, either.
So, when I say what I am about to say I am playing with someone else's money.
Nevertheless, the Indians need to sign Luis Robert. Period.
Remember that the Indians will not have a first round pick this year and, likely, will get a low competitive balance pick meaning their first two picks will be at the end of the second round and after it. Teams can save money in the first round if they get their draftee to sign for below slot. But we don't have a first round pick and our second round pick will be low enough that the bonus slot for that pick is pretty low. So, in essence, they will have very little money to play with in the draft this year.
Cleveland is and always will be a small market team. We need to build from within and so we need to keep the pipeline of prospects coming. A draft year such as this (loss of a first round pick and low second round slot) can really put a hole in that pipeline. So we need to augment our lack of first round pick with a first round amateur talent like Robert and augment that with a high profile foreign professional signing after the season.
The Indians have never come close to signing the top international amateur prospect except for maybe Danys Baez. It is time for the Indians not to just dip their toe in that water but to do a belly flop from the high board into their international bonus pool. This is the year to do it and shopping in the bargain basement at Macy's is not going to get us there.
Sign Robert. Please.