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The Tigers' No. 1 overall choice comes with an assigned value of $8,415,300, compared to $7,789,900 for the Orioles' No. 2 overall pick. But Baltimore has a significantly higher competitive balance pick (No. 30 versus No. 62), moving its bonus pool slightly ahead of Detroit's.

 

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Why should they spend more than they have to?  I he signs for slot, all that matters is that he signed.  Having said that, I think they'll be at or very near the limit.

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Just now, NCRaven said:

Why should they spend more than they have to?  I he signs for slot, all that matters is that he signed.  Having said that, I think they'll be at or very near the limit.

I don't think they should, but the optics are better if they do.

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8 minutes ago, Sports Guy said:

Thought the same thing.

If they end up not spending 300-500k of this money, that looks really bad.

 

I'm guessing they are putting that money toward Servidio, otherwise I would assume that excess would have gone to HK.

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3 minutes ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

I'm guessing they are putting that money toward Servidio, otherwise I would assume that excess would have gone to HK.

I don’t see any reason that they would have to pay him more than slot.

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I think 300k left on the table when all the juggling is done is probably not a big deal. It does however negate my promise that the Orioles would spend all of their money. Servideo is draft eligible in case he wants to quibble over it. 

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So he will end up getting the 7th largest signing bonus.

Seems like either misfire or cheapness to end up that far short of their pool, but I can't imagine we will ever get a straight answer as to which.

Seems like the hope was Bitsko falling to 30, but there were other options. Could have drafted and signed Casey Martin at 74 with the savings for instance, would be surprised if they actually had Servideo higher.

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