Cole Frenzel is still patiently waiting.
The Dickinson native has told the New York Mets what his contract demands are, and now he has to wait for Major League Baseball to approve the amount of money he is asking for.
Frenzel, a first baseman for the University of Arizona, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Mets earlier this month. He said Thursday that the amount of money he was asking for is above the MLBâ€™s level for seventh-round picks.
However, Frenzel added this is a common problem for early round draft picks to encounter and that the MLB can approve or disapprove of his demands. But first, he has to wait for all the draft picks ahead of him who are also asking for more money than is allowed at their spot.
The deadline for signing a drafted player is Aug. 15. Frenzel said the MLB and Mets could agree to his contract demands in two days or two weeks. He has no way of determining that.
Until then, heâ€™ll play the waiting game.
If the Mets deal falls apart, he could still head to Hyannis, Mass., and play for a quick stint in the Cape Cod Summer League. He could also return to Tucson, Ariz., and resume training for his junior season.
Whatever the case, Frenzel said he has to be in Dickinson the second weekend of July because heâ€™s in the wedding of his former teammate and current Dickinson High assistant baseball coach Andy Tomanek.