07:27 AM ET 02.13 | In the case of the Yankees and spending on international players, it seems any limit will go unheeded. Sources indicate the first wave of six verbal deals all happened on one day, in late November/early December. ... For competitive reasons, this plan makes sense: other clubs and agents couldn't adjust their actions based on word of one or two big, early deals the Yankees had struck. That belief has now shifted and the industry is preparing for another wave of signings from the Bombers in the coming months. International sources are now saying they've heard a "second phase" is coming, with a significant amount of bonus commitments: presumably another coordinated signing wave. One source says he has heard $20 million mentioned as a possible target for overall Yankee bonus spending.