And the other issue is that these approaches are not mutually exclusive. Every team signs many (not 100) but many low-bonus guys, just to fill their rosters in the DR, while moving the better players up to GCL-level leagues. With two GCL teams and two DR teams, of course the Phillies are going to sign a ton of low-bonus DR guys. So, AF gets his preferred approach no matter what. We should be able to get the approach you outline as well. If we sign 50 guys for an average $25K bonus, that leaves ample budget space to sign your multiple $500K guys. I like your approach a lot, because it gives multiple shots to find one right, plus-tools guy a year. As I complained above, the Phillies really have shown zero ability to identify guys who truly are $1+ million, let alone $4 million talents. It seems we have far better odds getting four $500K guys per year. Once Sal and his guys show that they have the contacts and scouting talent to do that successfully, then we can think again of shooting the moon on a $1-3million talent they have fallen in love with. It is really hard to understand how Sal and his crew can be the kings of spotting good, cheap talent, including Ruiz, and close to totally fail at identifying good high-bonus talent. Of course, the explanation could be as simple as Sal knows about guys like Vlad, Jr., but the guys peddling them are part of the under-the-table money cheating rings. I don't recall seeing Toronto spoken of the same way as the Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees, but perhaps they are. In any case, there is something very wrong with our scouting for other than position players. This isn't a problem extended from way back -- we were the only team in on Rollins and also snagged Rolen and took a chance on the injury/personality questioned Hamels (and Drabek). Currently, we seem well below average in identifying top draft and amateur international 18-year old and below talent.