As they kick off their 2014 International Reviews, Baseball America has released their figures on club spending on non-Cuban international signings. The time period here covers the both the second half of the 2013-2014 spending period and the first half of the 2014-2015 spending period. The Phillies spent the 7th most among major league clubs with $3.36 million in signings. Of the six clubs that spent more, the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays all spent more their bonus pools in 2014-2015 time period.
The Phillies had the 7th largest pool for the 2014-2015 signing period with $3,221,800. They spent big on a combined $2.45 million on bonuses for SS Arquimedes Gamboa, SS Daniel Brito, SS Jonathan Aruaz, and C Lenin Rodriguez. It has already been rumored that the Phillies are planning on going past their slot allowance for the 2015-2016 signing period. This of course follows up big money to Carlos Tocci, Deivi Grullon, Jose Pujols, and Luis Encarnacion while finding success with low money pitchers like Yoel Mecias, Severino Gonzalez, Ricardo Pinto, Elniery Garcia, and Franklyn Kilome.
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