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Offline NFA Brian

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Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Topic Start: August 10, 2009, 01:18:03 PM »
The Washington Nationals today announced they have agreed to terms on professional contracts with infielder Jean Valdez (16 years old), outfielder Jose Norberto (18) and right-handed pitchers Cleto Brazoban (17), Vidal Paredes (18) and George Rosa (19) from the Dominican Republic. Nationals Director of Scouting Dana Brown made the announcement.

“We are excited to add these five promising players to our player development system,” said Brown. “Valdez is the prized signing of the group. He is an exceptional hitter who projects as a potential middle-of-the-order bat with power and plate discipline. We are grateful to have the support of ownership, giving us the resources to sign international players of this caliber.”

Brown and National Crosschecker and Special Assistant to the General Manager Deric Ladnier recently scouted these players at the Rawlings Foundation Complex in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #1: August 10, 2009, 01:19:19 PM »
Is Cleto Brazoban related to Yhency Brazoban?

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« Reply #2: August 10, 2009, 01:21:50 PM »
We probably won't see any of these guys in DC before 2014, will we?

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #3: August 10, 2009, 01:23:48 PM »
I think SF just came.


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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #4: August 10, 2009, 01:23:55 PM »
so how old are they all really?

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« Reply #5: August 10, 2009, 01:24:50 PM »
We probably won't see any of these guys in DC before 2014, will we?

hahahaha so true

I think SF just came.

he's never been happier

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #6: August 10, 2009, 01:25:47 PM »
Is Cleto Brazoban related to Yhency Brazoban?

No idea. I believe we heard his name earlier this summer, Cleto Cabral. It is likely a matter of which surname he used. The artist formerly known as Smiley Gonzalez is Carlos Alvarez Lugo but is listed as Carlos Alvarez.

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #7: August 10, 2009, 01:25:52 PM »
so how old are they all really?

I don't know, but I think Cleto is Yhency's father, not brother.

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #8: August 10, 2009, 01:39:52 PM »
so how old are they all really?

that was my question.

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« Reply #9: August 10, 2009, 01:42:42 PM »
Something tells me they were probably a bit more meticulous this time in checking these player's ages.

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« Reply #10: August 10, 2009, 02:15:51 PM »
I don't know, but I think Cleto is Yhency's father, not brother.

I thought Cleto was the 6th Marx Brother.

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #11: August 10, 2009, 02:20:45 PM »
The guys who need to be moved quickly are the 18-19 year olds. Hopefully the Nationals will get them fast tracked to the GCL whereas there is time with Valdez & Brazoban. By signing that "late" (in Latin American terms) the window on those guys is smaller

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« Reply #12: August 10, 2009, 02:22:43 PM »
Something tells me they were probably a bit more meticulous this time in checking these player's ages.

Yeah, I think they are doing bone scans or some other scientific method to corroborate age claims.

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« Reply #13: August 10, 2009, 02:29:18 PM »
Yeah, I think they are doing bone scans or some other scientific method to corroborate age claims.

It's the age/identity verification the responsibility of the commissioner's office?

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« Reply #14: August 10, 2009, 02:31:24 PM »
It's the age/identity verification the responsibility of the commissioner's office?

It was previously, but I'm not sure how it's being done now.  Obviously, the commissioner's office wasn't exactly getting it done.

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« Reply #15: August 10, 2009, 02:38:21 PM »
It was previously, but I'm not sure how it's being done now.  Obviously, the commissioner's office wasn't exactly getting it done.

Maybe they make the players "cross my heart and hope to die".

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #16: August 10, 2009, 02:50:53 PM »
so how old are they all really?

I believe the formula is to multiply the alleged age by 3, divide by 2 and subtract 4. That makes Valdez 20, Norberto 23, Barzoban 21.5, Paredes 23 and Rosa 24.5. SF still busted a nut.

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« Reply #17: August 10, 2009, 04:14:12 PM »
:clap:

People clamored for the Nats to be more active in int'l FA signings so that should satisfy them.

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« Reply #18: August 10, 2009, 04:19:04 PM »
i am indifferent to this signing as i believe none of these players will ever make it to the majors

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« Reply #19: August 10, 2009, 05:28:27 PM »
Valdez is clearly the best player of the group.  I"ve never heard of the other guys.  Valdez will likely have to move off SS though.

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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #20: August 10, 2009, 05:36:35 PM »
:clap:

People clamored for the Nats to be more active in int'l FA signings so that should satisfy them.

85 scrubs signed for 1000 dollars apiece is worthless. Brian, did they release signing bonuses?

My favorite is already Cleto "The Slack-Jawed Yokel" Brazoban.

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« Reply #21: August 10, 2009, 05:54:07 PM »
85 scrubs signed for 1000 dollars apiece is worthless. Brian, did they release signing bonuses?

My favorite is already Cleto "The Slack-Jawed Yokel" Brazoban.

No word on the bonuses beyond what we already had heard about Valdez ... $350-450K & Brazoban (Cabral) ... $100-200K

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« Reply #22: August 10, 2009, 06:03:09 PM »
Any chance theres stats on these guys anywhere or what they could do?

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« Reply #23: August 10, 2009, 06:15:46 PM »
No word on the bonuses beyond what we already had heard about Valdez ... $350-450K & Brazoban (Cabral) ... $100-200K
that's more than just a token cheap signing of a few random players.

I mean obviously these guys aren't huge signings but this is no small thing either. Good first step for the Nationals.


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Re: Nats Announce Five International Signings
« Reply #24: August 10, 2009, 06:31:46 PM »
Any chance theres stats on these guys anywhere or what they could do?

No