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The international signing slot. The Cubs are looking to bolster their farm system through international acquisitions. Guerrier is a placeholder.
The No. 92 international bonus slot is worth $209,700, which gives the Dodgers more money to spend on bonuses for international amateurs. Tuesday is the first day of the international signing period, which runs through June 15. The Dodgers' new international cap is $2,322,600.
With 90 days left in the season, Marmol ($9.8 million) is due approximately $4,819,672 the remainder of the season, while Guerrier ($3.75 million) is due approximately $1.844,262.
9. Lassus Posted: July 02, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4483187)
Alfonso Soriano must not have been available.
The slot went from Chicago to LA.
And here I was giving Theo credit for stockpiling international talent (or, more accurately, the right to bid on international talent) when its really more of a reshuffling than a stockpiling.
So he's both stockpiling and getting rid of Marmol.
Yeah, but Guerrier's being lefthanded (right?)
Hm. Who the hell am I thinking of. Some other former Twins guy apparently.
Do they have to even put Marmol on the roster?
How do the slots work? Is it sort of like the draft where the team with slot#1 has the first chance to sign somebody, then the team with the #2 slot, etc. Or is the international free agent pool still a free for all, but team's available money to spend is limited by the slots that they own?
They saved $3M. I know its easy to spend other people's money, but $3M is not "a little bit of cash".
The Cubs aren't exactly cheap this year with a payroll over $100 million but this is the first time I've seen evidence that they will not be a free spending team post-rebuild. I find this disappointing even if it's not determinative by itself.
They traded away some international spending rights for a 34 year old reliever about to be a FA and saving a little bit of cash? That's Marlins stuff right there.
Withdrawn to avoid Coke debts.
OK, that's higher than I thought but this trade still effectively boils down to selling off an international spending slot.
The timing of all these Cubs moves indicates that they are lining up for the IFA signings and Gurrier is mere trade fodder. I agree that he will end up on the trading block sooner rather than later.
Why I'd confused Matt Guerrier for JC Romero is beyond me, but that might be what I'm doing here.
Meanwhile Phillies fans are confusing JC Romero with our new non-promising non-lefty relief prospect, JC Ramirez.
Yeah, but Guerrier's being lefthanded (right?) might mean Sveum finally gives Russell a chance to close (once Gregg's traded, which I assume he will be), which could be a good thing.
Russell didn't instill any confidence in me with tonight's bed shitting.
MLBTR references Peter Gammons in saying the Dodgers have now DFAed Marmol.
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