Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

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    Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    http://news.soxprospects.com/2014/07/acosta-signs-for-15-million-espinoza.html" rel="nofollow">http://news.soxprospects.com/2014/07/acosta-signs-for-15-million-espinoza.html


    Sox now over the spending limit with these signings.

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    Thought this part was most interesting...

    After winning the World Series last year, the Red Sox bonus pool is only $1,881,700 and Acosta's and Espinoza's bonuses will already exceed that, totaling $3.3 million between them. Badler has been saying that the Red Sox intend to go well beyond their bonus pool this year, and if they went more than 15% over their pool amount they would face "the maximum penalty of a 100 percent tax on the overage and not being able to sign a player for more than $300,000 the next two signing periods." It seems that the Red Sox are willing to take on these penalties, and it will be interesting to see what, if any, other signings are yet to come.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    The Yankees are blowing up their pool money,  They went over it with 1 guy and signed 7 of the top 10 guys.

     

     
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    There is so much talent in the international market. It would be foolish not to pursue it.  In some ways, it is more important than the draft.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    yes I agree there is a lot of talent in the international market, but for the bonus babies they are so young and raw they have much more question marks and bust rates than guys in the draft...but hey, that is what happens when you are taking 15,16 year olds.

     

    Of course, the broader international market includes the guys who are not subject to the July 2nd bonus restriction rules.  The guys over 23 that is, obviously these players are more projectable and have represented a lot of excitement in baseball over the years.

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    That's great in about two to three years, but no help this year unfortunately

     
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    If they are going over, they might just as well keep going and sign more.

     
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    It is interesting that they are both arms. The sox are pulling out all the stops to get a high upside starter.

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    A good overview of the situation is here:

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/top-30-international-prospects-signed/?sm_id=social_20140702_27151456

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    They just signed this guy also for $300,000:

    http://vimeo.com/82093586" rel="nofollow">http://vimeo.com/82093586

     

    That makes 3 signings. I bet they are not through.

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    In response to AL34's comment:

    That's great in about two to three years, but no help this year unfortunately



    2 to 3 years, really???? these are 16 year old kids.  What, do you think they are going to fly to the majors like Bryce Harper???

     
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    Re: Red Sox sign top 2 arms from international signing

    Sox aren't through, remember they technically have all the way up until next summer with this signing period.  They signed the Basabe twins almost 2 months after the singing period began and they got about a half a million each.

    right out the gate the big names get signed, but the bust rate on these guys are so much higher than even the draft but It's still a vital part of building a talented farm system.  The Sox do very well in the international market, they might not go after the guys older than 23 who are excluded from the bonus pool, but they do much better than most teams with the younger kids.

    For all we know these two high profile signings will never reach the majors and some guy from DR, or Venezuala they sign for 50,000 next month ends up being the next Pedro.

     
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