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Sunday, August 21, 2011

BA draft blog: Bonus Expenditures, 2011

What each team spent on draft bonuses in 2011. The figures below don’t include additional guarantees included in major league contracts.

top 5:
Team           2011 Bonuses
Pirates         $17,005,700
Nationals       $15,002,100
Royals          $14,066,000
Cubs            $11,994,550
Diamondbacks    $11,930,000

bottom 5:
Dodgers         $3,509,300
Angels          $3,318,100
Athletics       $3,067,300
Tigers          $2,878,700
White Sox       $2,786,300
Total         $228,009,050
Average         $7,600,302
STIGGLES wagon carpool dragons Posted: August 21, 2011 at 03:13 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: August 21, 2011 at 05:48 AM (#3905221)
White Sox $2,786,300

Man, that's basically what that one kid turned down to go to Vandy.
   2. MM1f Posted: August 21, 2011 at 06:03 AM (#3905224)
The Tigers first pick in both the 2009 and 2010 drafts received bonuses significantly larger than the Tigers total 2011 expenditure. Weird.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 21, 2011 at 06:36 PM (#3905421)
On the one hand, Bud hates seeing players get more money. On the other hand, he seems more sympathetic to small market teams. This is obviously a great equalizer for small market clubs - will he continue to insist on hard slotting?

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