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04-29-2013, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Egoclapper View Post
Teams do this in baseball, throw millions at international free agents hoping one turns out.
this isn't entirely true.

teams do not throw millions of dollars at international free agents anymore. there's a strict cap on international spending which you can read about here http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/rule-...tional-market/

and even if you'd get the odd aroldis chapman or yoenis cespedes, the "throw millions at" players were not as common as you're making them to be. there's a posting fee to take players from japan and as far as latin america, baseball teams set up academies in latin america where they develop talent that they sign for thousands of dollars, not millions. some of that talent hits, most of it does not.

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