Originally Posted by russ99
Some teams over-spend on the draft, others don't like to go over slot. It's a matter of philsophy.
If you expect Jerry to OK going well over slot to sign a 4th rounder, you're kidding yourself. Who knows why they drafted the kid, maybe got an read that he would be more signable than he is...
And who's to say the Sox won't sign any international prospects, as that occurs most often in the offseason. That budget is separate from the draft budget anyway.
It's a matter of being cheap.
Plenty of international free agents have signed. Sources report the White Sox aren't expected to offer a single 5 figure bonus to any of them.