Friday, February 27, 2015

Sox Have 6th Largest International Signing Pool

According to the authoritative Baseball America, the Red Sox have the sixth-highest international bonus pool—coming in at $3,681,000. The rankings are determined by reverse order of winning percentage from the previous year. However, Boston will be unable to sign any pool-eligible players for more than $300,000 through the 2015-16 signing window. This is the result of a penalty for going more than 15% over their current pool number (2014-15)—mostly due to their mega-signings of Cubans Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada.