Originally Posted by doublem23
The Sox have no say in how much money they will be able to spend in the Draft or (most) international signings, that will all be budgeted for them based on how they finish.
While this is true, they aren't required to spend anything on international signings. Their allowed amount will be higher because of where they finish, but maybe the money saved on Rios will determine whether or not they'll actually spend it. Plus, they could always do what the cubs did, go way over the cap, and not get to spend the following year.