The Rays acquired international slot money Wednesday morning by trading left-hander Anthony Misiewicz to the Mariners. The money could prove to be a valuable tool in signing 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte.
The Yankees still have room for a good-sized signing even after Saturday’s trade with Miami
The Miami Marlins jettisoned their first major asset of the offseason, sending second baseman Dee Gordon and $1 million in international bonus pool money to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for prospects Nick Neidert, Robert Dugger, and Christopher Torres. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Gordon will immediately shift to center field. The 29-year-old has […]
The Seattle Mariners may have already been the presumptive favorites to land Shohei Ohtani – and that was before they gained a financial advantage over their opponents. As part of Thursday's blockbuster trade to acquire Dee Gordon from the Miami Marlins, the Mariners also acquired another $1 million of the Marlins' international bonus pool money […]
Jerry Dipoto clearly is leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to lure Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani to Seattle, as the Mariners general manager traded Minor League catcher David Banuelos on Wednesday to the Twins to acquire an additional $1 million in international bonus pool money.
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels are taking no chances as they pursue Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners and Angels – two of the seven reported finalists for Ohtani’s services – swung separate trades with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday that gave both AL West clubs additional international bonus slot money to potentially […]
After losing out on Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the Twins took advantage of having the third-most international pool money available, trading $1 million of that money to the Mariners for catching prospect David Banuelos and $1 million to the Angels for outfield prospect Jacob Pearson.
The Los Angeles Angels acquired right-handed reliever Jim Johnson and international bonus money from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor-league southpaw Justin Kelly, it was announced on Thursday. The Angels received the remainder of the Braves' bonus pool funds – $1.21 million – as part of the deal, according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB […]
The Yankees didn't come away from their playoff run empty-handed. MLB announced its postseason shares Monday, with 57 Bombers taking home a full share of $138,897.63 for advancing to the ALCS. It came from a Yankee players' pool of $10,140,051.86 — there were also 15.01 partial Yankee shares
The Yankees acquired Minor League right-hander Michael King along with international bonus pool money from the Marlins on Monday, in exchange for infielder Garrett Cooper and left-hander Caleb Smith. Per MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, the bonus pool amount involved in the trade is $250,000.
The Brewers have very few payroll commitments moving forward
Major League Baseball and its players union, perhaps unintentionally, did Japanese phenomenon Shohei Ohtani dirty in the collective-bargaining agreement that went into effect last offseason. By the rules of the new CBA, all international players under the age of 25 qualify as amateurs, meaning teams