Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Rike's a Rockie

Louisiana Tech's Brian Rike just helped us out in what, traditionally, is one of the slowest sports days on the calendar.

Rike signed a professional baseball contract with the Colorado Rockies about an hour ago. His signing gave us a story and gave Rike six figures worth of cash.

Rike, as a second-round pick, is deserving of the money. He's a player who turnedthe pressure of being a draft-eligible player for the first time into his best collegiate season.

We don't know right now how Rike will turn out as a pro prospect, but it's a good bet the mavens at Baseball America will show him some love in their Prospect Handbook before next season.


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