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Sonoran Hot Reads: Bobby Dalbec signs with Boston Red Sox

The former Arizona player gets an above-slot signing bonus

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The deadline for draft picks to sign with their MLB team is on Friday, and the Boston Red Sox went down to the wire with a couple of their high-profile guys. Minutes after inking their first round pick Jason Groome and their fifth round pick Mike Shawaryn, the club agreed with former Arizona player Bobby Dalbec, fourth round pick, to a slightly above slot deal. Dalbec gets a $650K bonus, when his slot value was $501,300. This deal also takes money away from their possible pool to sign 11th round pick Nick Quintana, an Arizona signee. Quintana is a game changer at shortstop if he makes his way to campus next year

- Just to give an update, all of Arizona’s seniors that were drafted have signed, and so has Kevin Ginkel

- I’m going to group Jennie Finch’s take on softball being taken out of The Olympics into baseball, and how that decision set back women’s progress


- Here are all the things that Rich Rodriguez talked about at Media Day on Thursday

- The most fun thing was RichRod hating on Pokemon Go. Here are some photoshops of him with various Pokemon

- Three-star defensive end Jalen Harris has Arizona in his top six

- Will a Pac-12 team make the CFP this year?

- Adam Green rounded up what the various preview magazines have to say about Arizona heading into this year. The media picked the Wildcats to finish fourth in the Pac-12 South

- Check out the latest Wildcat Radio Podcast, where they touch on a lot of football


- The Pac-12 Network coverage of basketball this year should be improved for Cox customers in Arizona

- How would you line up the basketball team if they were Pokemon?

Tucson news

- You wanna go on a kind of long, Pokemon-themed pub crawl? Tucson Weekly has this suggestion for you that goes from Barrio to 1702

- If you drive around Tucson, especially the parks, you’ll see tons of people playing Pokemon Go, and it’s quite entertaining. Some businesses are even giving discounts to bring in the new people that are walking by

- Tucsonan Alex Bowman will be replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in New Hampshire this weekend. Dale Jr. is suffering from concussion symptoms

- Voting is starting to close for various Tucson Restaurant Tournament matchups, so be sure to check ‘em out and get your votes in

- Banner UMC had a major electrical malfunction, shutting down part of the hospital