Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Pretty ridiculous that a team would rather sign a 5th starter for $40M but won't pony up an extra $2M for a potential ace or cleanup hitter. The whole draft system is screwed up. It's completely inefficient.
Its not that they wont pony it up, its that a lot of teams were worried about upsetting the MLB offices who set the slot numbers. There really was nothing that MLB could do though other than be mad and maybe hold a grudge but apparently a lot of teams were scared to offer over slot money.