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Mariners, Angels Make Dueling Trades for Bonus Money in Pursuit of Ohtani

This Shohei Ohtani business just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. As of Tuesday evening, it was thought that Ohtani had only hosted six teams and would be holding his meeting with the Padres, the last of the seven teams on his list, on Wednesday. But Jeff Passan tweeted mid-Wednesday afternoon that the final meeting had actually taken place Tuesday night.

With me so far? Basically, no one really knows what is going on.

There was very little news following Passan’s nugget, but then all hell started breaking loose among two of the three suitors with more than the $300,000 spending cap. Here’s the nutshell version:

. @Mariners have acquired $1 million in international bonus allocations from the #Twins. I wonder who they have in mind . . . #Ohtani @MLB @MLBNetwork

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 7, 2017

Official: Twins acquire C David Banuelos from the Mariners in exchange for $1,000,000 in international bonus pool cap space.

— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 7, 2017

Source: #Angels acquire international slot money from #Twins for OF Jacob Pearson, who received a $1M …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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