Baseball’s Search for International Prospects Faces New Spending Limits

Betting big on unproven commodities isn’t something that makes anyone feel comfortable, but that’s exactly what goes on year in, year out in Major League Baseball’s search for gems in the international prospect pool. With a new system in place to limit spending and give lower-ranking teams an edge, not only will clubs have to chase down these young unknowns, but they’ll do so in a more competitive environment.

Dollars Driving Baseball Evolution

A long-standing barstool argument between fans of American League and National League clubs could fizzle to an end as Major League Baseball moves toward a more homogenous state. Teams face off across the league divide more often now than they ever have, making the prominent distinction that separates them an even greater competitive concern, but will it be money that finally does in the designated hitter?