Friday Baseball Chatter

Friday, March 16 2012 @ 11:42 AM EDT

Contributed by: Thomas

The Jays currently sit second in the American League spring training standings and second in all of baseball with an .846 winning percentage. There is no correlation between spring training success and regular season results, so instead we are left to ponder the scraps of information fed to us by media sources, while waiting for the regular season to begin.

Baseball America posted the list of the Top 30 International Amateur Bonuses of 2011 and four Blue Jays made the list. Roberto Osuna was tied for the 8th highest bonus. Wuilmer Becerra and Dawel Lugo tied for the 10th highest bonus at $1.3 million and Jesus Gonzalez was tied for 24th with $700,000. The Rangers had three of the top nine bonuses, including the highest and second-highest. The Royals and Mariners also had two players in the top six. In terms of AL East competitors, the Red Sox had three names on the list, the Yankees had one and the Rays and Orioles had none.