Originally Posted by doublem23
This looks great for small market teams, top prospects won't be able to flaunt their signability and get skipped over for lesser players who will take less.
The majority of the small market teams have been the ones selecting those players that would be skipped. Pirates, Jays, Nationals, Royals have all been picking those hard signs and throwing money at them. That's why they've been at the top of bonus spending for a few years now. This merely helps teams that are cheap and unwilling to go over slot.
Conversely, I'm pleased that this is going to hurt teams like the Red Sox. Should also hurt the Cubs who just recently started unloading bags of money in the draft. Theo's Red Sox model which he was bringing to the Cubs is pretty ****ed.