Originally Posted by DSpivack
Like the draft, you can pay over slot, you just can't pay more than your allocated total.
Anderson's bonus would have eaten up the Sox' entire international allotment more or less. I see no good reason why an allotment for international signings should be less than what a player from the amateur draft can sign for. Just because a guy is from the US he should be eligible for a larger signing bonus? I don't think so personally.