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Offline zimm_da_kid

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Another Cuban defector
« Topic Start: June 19, 2012, 11:21:43 AM »
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120619&content_id=33556394&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

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The latest Cuban prospect expected to hit the market just might be the most coveted young outfielder to leave the island in the last 12 months.

Outfielder Yasel Puig, 21, has defected from Cuba and is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico, the first step to becoming eligible for free agency, his agent Jaime Torres said.

A showcase for Major League scouts is tentatively scheduled for later this week in Mexico City.

"As of Monday morning, I submitted information to Major League Baseball and the Players Association that he has taken up residency in Mexico and will shortly establish legal permanent residency in Mexico," Torres said. "We should have documentation of his legal permanent residency in Mexico soon and as soon as I have that, I will submit it to Major League Baseball and I hope and expect that he will be declared a free agent immediately."

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Puig is a known commodity in international circles. He played two seasons for Cienfuegos in the island's top league, Cuban National Series (Serie Nacional), and was a member of the country's national team that finished second in the 2011 World Port Tournament in The Netherlands.

"There has not been a player as proven and as young to come to the States from Cuba," Torres said. "It's one thing to come to the United States at 19 or 20 years old with a few at-bats or some experience on a national level but this guy has years of national experience under his belt."

Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #1: June 19, 2012, 11:32:08 AM »
yo a lot of these topics belong in the out of town scoreboard section.

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #2: June 19, 2012, 11:34:44 AM »
It's not like the Nats will be in the mix anyways. They stay out of the foreign market for talent.

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #3: June 19, 2012, 11:36:26 AM »
Yunesky Maya
Yoenis Cespedes
Alexei Ramirez
Yonder Alonso
Yasmani Grandal
Yunel Escobar
Barbaro Canizares
Yasel Puig

Why do Cuban people have all the coolest names???

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #4: June 19, 2012, 12:03:57 PM »
It's not like the Nats will be in the mix anyways. They stay out of the foreign market for talent.

Yunesky Maya

no love for our AAA ace?


Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #5: June 19, 2012, 05:35:45 PM »
Yeah there is a tradition for naming kids after historical figures in Cuba, and to a lesser extent Venezuela and other parts of the Carribean. Hence names like Dayan Viciedo, named for the Israeli general Moshe Dayan.

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #6: June 20, 2012, 12:18:31 PM »
I'm just waiting for Bonaparte Wang.

Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #7: June 20, 2012, 01:04:37 PM »
highlight video

Yasel Puig

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #8: June 28, 2012, 11:34:40 AM »
According to ESPN.com:

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Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a seven-year, $42 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.

The agreement is pending a physical exam, and would be the largest dollar figure accorded a Cuban defector, surpassing the four-year, $36 million deal of Oakland Athletics outfielder Yoenis Céspedes in February.


http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/8107121/los-angeles-dodgers-deal-yasiel-puig-sources-say

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #9: June 28, 2012, 11:42:54 AM »
Dodgers never saw him play.

Next Maya.

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #10: June 28, 2012, 11:56:55 AM »
The Dodgers are trying to create a buzz so their next RSN contract dwarfs any known to date.  Within 10 years the Dodgers will be head and shoulders above all, including the moribund Yankee and Red Sox franchises. Magic Johnson isn't Michael Jordan, he actually knows what he is doing. 

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #11: June 28, 2012, 12:27:25 PM »
Dodgers never saw him play.

Next Maya.

It doesn't matter with the RSN money they'll have soon.

Offline Tyler Durden

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #12: June 28, 2012, 02:26:13 PM »
That is crazy.  They might as well just sign a regular, non-international free agent at those prices.  At least they'd know what kind of player they'd be getting.  This guy might not turn into anything at all.

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #13: June 28, 2012, 02:30:54 PM »
That is crazy.  They might as well just sign a regular, non-international free agent at those prices.  At least they'd know what kind of player they'd be getting.  This guy might not turn into anything at all.

Right, but Snooki sells and that is what pushes the E-Dollar.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #14: June 28, 2012, 03:25:56 PM »
That is crazy.  They might as well just sign a regular, non-international free agent at those prices.  At least they'd know what kind of player they'd be getting.  This guy might not turn into anything at all.

You're not getting a good free agent at 7 years 42 million

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #15: June 28, 2012, 03:45:16 PM »
You're not getting a good free agent at 7 years 42 million


Fair market Mike would like a word with you.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #16: June 28, 2012, 04:10:03 PM »
Fair market Mike would like a word with you.

You're right, better up it to 126 million.

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #17: June 28, 2012, 04:43:51 PM »
That is crazy.  They might as well just sign a regular, non-international free agent at those prices.  At least they'd know what kind of player they'd be getting.  This guy might not turn into anything at all.

After July 2nd, international signings fall under the new CBA where all teams pretty much have the same amount of money - and it's in the $3M range.

So, look at it this way, Puig is the last snow shovel in the Home Depot the evening of the big blizzard. How much are you going to pay to get that last snow shovel. Or that last case of water....

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #18: June 28, 2012, 04:46:24 PM »
After July 2nd, international signings fall under the new CBA where all teams pretty much have the same amount of money - and it's in the $3M range.

Dumb question - but how will this impact guys with posting fees and insane contracts like Darvish and Dice-K?

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #19: June 28, 2012, 04:47:12 PM »
Dumb question - but how will this impact guys with posting fees and insane contracts like Darvish and Dice-K?

For whatever reason, they are different as they are posted, not actual FA's, in the way the kids from the DR/Cuba/Korea are.

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #20: June 28, 2012, 04:48:33 PM »
For whatever reason, they are different as they are posted, not actual FA's, in the way the kids from the DR/Cuba/Korea are.

Thanks, I figured that was the case just wasn't sure.

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #21: June 28, 2012, 07:21:45 PM »
Dumb question - but how will this impact guys with posting fees and insane contracts like Darvish and Dice-K?

Since Japan is considered a professional league, MLB has a relationship with them. I haven't heard anything about the rules on dealing with Japanese pros changing in the new CBA.

Offline Tyler Durden

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #22: June 29, 2012, 08:32:14 AM »
You're not getting a good free agent at 7 years 42 million


How many Cuban prospects end up being worth a fraction of that?  Probably not many.  Even percentage-wise, compared to a regular free agent signing, the odds are stacked against this guy being worth anywhere close to that amount.  I'd rather sign 42 lesser prospects for $1 million each than this one guy.  Or if they want an outfielder, sign one guy like Willingham or Beltran and then a few prospects. 

Unless this guy is as can't miss as Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, I can't see this as being a good decision. 

Offline TylerDC

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #23: June 29, 2012, 03:43:49 PM »
That's a lot of money.

Offline Moore Athletic

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Re: Another Cuban defector
« Reply #24: July 25, 2013, 12:44:35 PM »
Ah, hindsight...