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The Sox can spend $6.88M in the first 10 rds of the draft


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#1 SoxScout


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

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Last year the Sox spent $10.0M in the first ten rounds and $11.0M overall.

The Sox have 12 picks in the first 10 rounds and the 10th highest bonus pool.

#2 moondog80


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

Does this new rule mean that round 11 is "uncapped", and that's where we will see the tough-sign picks land?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Does this new rule mean that round 11 is "uncapped", and that's where we will see the tough-sign picks land?


Nope: "Players selected after the 10th round do not count against a Club’s Signing Bonus Pool if they receive bonuses up to $100,000. Any amounts paid in excess of $100,000 will count against the Pool."

#4 Rough Carrigan


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:30 PM

I would be pretty excited about these new rules . . if I were the coach of a big time or medium time, as it were, college baseball program.

#5 StuckOnYouk

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

So does this mean the sox and other teams will now spend a lot more on international players or is there a new rule with that as well?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:05 PM

So does this mean the sox and other teams will now spend a lot more on international players or is there a new rule with that as well?


Every team can spend $2.9 on international players this summer, starting next year it gets broken up like the draft, worst team will get like $5M and best team about $2M.

#7 TomRicardo


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

This really screws small market teams that have been successful.

#8 Toe Nash

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:36 PM

Ok. Now make it so teams can trade picks and you might have a decent, fair system.

#9 phragle


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

We should use it all on the first 4 picks.

#10 TomRicardo


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

We should use it all on the first 4 picks.


Why? Whoever we get in the late 20s is probably agreeable to slot. If you don't sign someone in first round or second round you get comp pick. The money should be spent on the supp pick and a late sleeper after third.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

FWIW, if you don't sign a player, you get that slot money removed from your draft pool. You do get to push unsigned 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks into the following year.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:12 PM

Why?


To piss off Selig

#13 BucketOBalls


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

This really screws small market teams that have been successful.


How so? I think we may still see players drop due to signability, they will just fall to the first team willing to allocate pool money rather than the first that isn't cheap. Will be interesting to see how it plays out at least. Anyway, this doesn't really save teams all THAT much money. Average draft spending last year was 7.87M and the highest team was the Pirates who spent 17M. Even teams the spent alot in the draft are only saving enough money for a mediocre free agent.



What would be interesting is if you could trade picks before signing them i.e. instead of taking the comp pick.

Edited by BucketOBalls, 20 February 2012 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:11 PM

How so? I think we may still see players drop due to signability, they will just fall to the first team willing to allocate pool money rather than the first that isn't cheap. Will be interesting to see how it plays out at least. Anyway, this doesn't really save teams all THAT much money. Average draft spending last year was 7.87M and the highest team was the Pirates who spent 17M. Even teams the spent alot in the draft are only saving enough money for a mediocre free agent.



What would be interesting is if you could trade picks before signing them i.e. instead of taking the comp pick.


Because they have less money to play with. 1 million extra in the draft could equal tens of millions over the long term. Teams like Tampa and Nationals have been taking advantange of that lately.

Spending 12 million extra on the draft has much bigger dividends for Tampa than signing a Bobby Jenks.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

This is why last years draft was so huge, because of these new rules. I was impressed with what Boston came out of that draft with, but we need this year to evaluate fully.

#16 TomRicardo


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:22 AM

To piss off Selig


How does that piss off Selig? If anything he would be thrilled.