Originally posted on The Bull Gator  |  Last updated 7/7/12
Former Florida Gators star Mike Zunino would probably classify this week as a good one. He might even go as far as to say it was a great one. In a matter of days, Zunino signed his first big league deal with the Seattle Mariners and followed that up by winning the Golden Spikes Award. Zunino broke a record of sorts when the Mariners selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the MLB Draft. That made the catcher the highest draft Gator in school history. It also made it clear he would not return to Florida for his senior season. That is a sure thing now as he has signed his name on the line. Zunino will received a signing bonus of $4 million, which is a great deal of money, but is actually about $1.2 million lower than slotted for the third overall pick. $4 million, $5.2 millon; we’re pretty sure Zunino can make it work. Later in the week, Zunino put an end to his college career by winning the Golden Spikes Award. The award goes to the nation’s top amateur baseball player and Zunino...
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