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Old 07-19-2013, 11:30 AM
DirtySox DirtySox is offline
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Originally Posted by blandman View Post
The guy is supposedly looking at big big big money. With the way international signings are now, and the fines incurred for signing over your amount, not to mention the loss of the ability to sign next year...I would be shocked - I mean absolutely floored - if we signed this guy.
You don't really lose the ability to sign international free agents. It just limits the amount you can throw at a prospect to either 500,000 or 250,000 depending on the previous year's overage. It really isn't that harsh of a penalty, which is why the Cubs and Rangers had few qualms about exceeding their pool this year.
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