2014 International Spending By Team

Baseball America has compiled estimates of each team’s international spending during the 2014 calendar year. The figures below include spending done throughout 2014, both during the second half of the 2013-14 international signing period and the first half of the current 2014-15 signing period, which began on July 2 and accounts for the overwhelming majority of the spending figures. The spending records exclude Cuban players, regardless of whether they are subject to the bonus pools, since just one of those players can swing the data significantly. The data also does not include players whose rights were purchased from Mexican League teams, since accurate, comprehensive records of those payments are not readily available, although those signings have minimal impact on the overall spending figures.

Team Spending
1. Yankees $17.83 million
2. Rays $6.11 million
3. Red Sox $5.63 million
4. Astros $5.42 million
5. White Sox $4.37 million
6. Mariners $3.94 million
7. Phillies $3.36 million
8. Rockies $3.33 million
9. Cubs $3.32 million
10. Twins $3.26 million
11. Marlins $3.13 million
12. Braves $3.12 million
13. Brewers $3.11 million
14. Mets $3.10 million
15. Blue Jays $2.94 million
16. Nationals $2.56 million
17. Giants $2.52 million
18. Diamondbacks $2.18 million
19. Royals $2.10 million
20. Tigers $2.04 million
21. Rangers $2.03 million
22. Dodgers $1.98 million
23. Cardinals $1.96 million
24. Angels $1.95 million
25. Pirates $1.94 million
26. Padres $1.89 million
27. Reds $1.75 million
28. Indians $1.65 million
29. Orioles $980,000
30. Athletics $827,500

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