Well, big spenders compared to their past history. They're no match for the Rays.
Baseball America compiled the notable bonuses the White Sox handed out in 2012:
OF Hanleth Otano, Dominican Republic, $550,000.
3B Luis Castillo, Dominican Republic, $450,000
SS Johan Cruz, Dominican Republic, $450,000
OF Antonio Rodriguez, Dominican Republic, $400,000
RHP Victor Done, Dominican Republic, $225,000
RHP Yelmison Peralta, Dominican Republic, $200,000
OF Roger Ramos, Dominican Republic, $85,000
It should be noted that Rodriguez signed prior to July 2, 2012, and therefore his signing bonus does not count towards the $2.9 million cap imposed by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement for July 2,2012-July 1, 2013 spending.
This increased spending is consistent with what I wrote about earlier this week. Hopefully the addition of the three scouts the White Sox recently hired for territories outside of the Dominican Republic will result in a bit more diversity in the locations of signees.
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