He's not being lazy. You are just a jackass.
We miss you Mike.
Cards lose a se cond and third round pick and some money for hacking the 'Stros.
We lose 5 prospects and get a two year ban on international signings for what we did.
Am I missing something?
You could also say that the Cardinals guy was a rogue employee whereas the Sox was an organizational decision.
Mike, you are gone but never forgotten.
I will say that the ban on players "subject to the bonus pool" was still significant.
We got some awesome players through the international market recently: we often paid penalties for going over the allotted pool limit, but at least we got to sign some top prospects.
Here's a look at some recent draft vs international signings periods:
Draft: Kopech, Travis, Chavis, Ockimey
Int'l: Moncada, Espinoza, Castillo, C Acosta
Draft: TBall, T Stanki
Int'l: Devers, J Diaz, Y Abar, Hinojosa
Draft: B Johnson, Marrero, P Light
Int'l: J Almonte, W Rijo, V Acosta
Draft: Betts, JBJ, Swihart, Barnes, Shaw, Owens
Int'l: Margot, Pimental, T-W Lin
Draft: Ranaudo, Brentz, Workman, Vitek
Int'l: J Aro, J Linares
Draft: A Wilson, R Fuentes, A Hassan
Int'l: Bogaerts, Iggy, F Montas