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Pirates International Bonus Pool Drops For 2013-14 Signing Period

Pirates International Bonus Pool Drops For 2013-14 Signing Period

Major League Baseball released the bonus pool allotments for each team for the 2013-14 signing period, which runs from July 2,2013 until July 1, 2014. The teams with the worst record in the 2012 season, the Houston Astros, got the highest amount to spend under the new system. Last year the Pirates and every other team had a $2.9mil pool to spend on International players, with some leeway for slightly more to be spent without incurring penalties. This year, because they finished with the 13th worst record in baseball, their pool for the upcoming period is now just $2,426,000.

The Pirates spent approximately $2,000,000 in International bonuses during the ongoing 2012-13 signing period, at least for the signings that have been announced, so they could still could have another $1mil to spen...

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