The less stringent rules governing compensation for free agents who receive qualifying offers is, at minimum, making the Toronto Blue Jays more open to the idea of pursuing such a player.

As a team under Major League Baseball’s luxury tax not receiving revenue-sharing money, signing one of the nine qualified players would cost them their second-highest draft pick and $500,000 from their international bonus pool.

That’s far less significant than the loss of a first-round pick under the old system, and is why general manager Ross Atkins said Wednesday, “the impact is certainly not as big.”

“I think that it’s less significant of an issue but it’s definitely something you have to factor in,” he added. “It’s not something that would deter us.”