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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Luis Robert Declared A Free Agent - MLB Trade Rumors

The next big thing is going to the last international player to get paid.

Robert, a 19-year-old outfielder, has reportedly drawn wide interest from around the league. Last we checked in, a variety of organizations were planning to take closer scouting looks. If there’s a favorite at this point, it could be the White Sox, though they’d be entering the penalty box by striking a deal with Robert. Numerous other organizations have already blown past their bonus pools, so going on to sign Robert would mean ponying up double his bonus but wouldn’t change their future international spending eligibility.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cuban free agents, international free agents

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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 12:22 PM (#5438920)
The next big thing is going to the last international player to get paid.

They can still get paid. They just need to wait until 25.

This seems to open a big opportunity for Japanese teams to sign these guys to contracts that expire at 25.
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:10 PM (#5438973)
So the Pirates are sitting on $5.5 million if Kang doesn't make it back and from Marte's suspension. Would that be of any use in this auction?
   3. AROM Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:22 PM (#5438990)
Probably not. That's regular money. Doesn't have anything to do with the limit of international bonus money they are allowed to spend.

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