As I understand it, Rauh asked for 100K. The Nats said sure but it would come as 50K (bonus) plus 50K for college should he go back to finish up some day. He came back with a "I already can afford to go back to college" but would accept it if the Nats drafted his brother. A pitcher as well in D-2, his brother was once clocked at 97 so it wasnt a far fetched request. While he waited for their reply, the Cards drafted his brother the next day. Rauh then signed. When asked later, Rauh said he got what he wanted which he always said was all cash up front. Most kids in that situation might have said "where do I sign?" but not Rauh. Tough personality. Confident enough to try to work the angles. Before he settled in at High A (Potomac) a few weeks back, they brought him up to AA for a game on an emergency basis and he got a 4 inning save. They are apparently pleased with his progress.