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Offline comish4lif

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #50: October 24, 2012, 11:26:57 PM »
no.  cubans over the age of 23 are exempt fro that rule as they are considered professionals. 

I did not know that... So, how old is Abreu and has he been pro for 3+ years?

Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #51: October 25, 2012, 12:08:53 AM »
I believe he is 26 and has been playing since 18 so he's in the clear when it comes to bonus limitations

Offline NationalHeat

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #52: October 25, 2012, 08:44:23 AM »
He would get more, maybe much more, than Cespedes or Soler.

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #53: October 25, 2012, 08:52:02 AM »
So as I understand the rules, if a team goes over bonus, the only penalty is that next season they can't pay over 250k in bonuses plus they have to pay a tax?

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #54: October 25, 2012, 10:54:38 AM »
Something like that

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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #55: October 25, 2012, 04:26:38 PM »
http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/story/_/id/8549680/shohei-otani-picked-japan-set-mlb
He got drafted. By Yu's old team. But it doesn't change anything.
Quote from: Otani
My feelings haven't changed. I'm grateful that they appreciate me, but it doesn't change my desire to play in America.


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Re: The next japanese phenom
« Reply #57: October 25, 2012, 05:58:01 PM »
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 More scouts saying the arm they really want is Shintaro Fujinami. More public hype for Shohei Otani because he wants to come to the US now.