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Online DPMOmaha

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Luis Robert
« Topic Start: April 21, 2017, 10:48:54 AM »
19 year-old Cuban prospect will be a free agent next week. Do the Nats jump in that fray?

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #1: April 21, 2017, 10:50:53 AM »
Based on asking price the "experts" are saying he's likely to be signed by a team that already went way past the 2016 spending limits (like Oakland).

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #2: April 21, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »
Based on asking price the "experts" are saying he's likely to be signed by a team that already went way past the 2016 spending limits (like Oakland).

The Nationals did too

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #3: April 21, 2017, 01:42:07 PM »
Based on asking price the "experts" are saying he's likely to be signed by a team that already went way past the 2016 spending limits (like Oakland).

The Nationals did too

The bulk of it was
Luis Garcia for $1.3 million
Yasel Antuna for $3.9 million
Jose Sanchez for $950,000

Robert would be a great way to cap it off!

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #4: April 21, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »
MLB.com rates his tools as follows:

Hit: 55 Power: 60 Run: 70 Arm: 50 Field: 55

word is he'll be a top 25 prospect out of the gate.

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #5: April 21, 2017, 02:39:32 PM »
Based on asking price the "experts" are saying he's likely to be signed by a team that already went way past the 2016 spending limits (like Oakland).
Not familiar with these spending limits. Can you explain more on how they work and why a team that already overspent would be more likely to sign him. I would assume it would be the opposite?

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #6: April 21, 2017, 02:43:05 PM »
Not familiar with these spending limits. Can you explain more on how they work and why a team that already overspent would be more likely to sign him. I would assume it would be the opposite?

New rules =/= old rules, which this signing would still count under. Basically, a bonus pool, with tax and penalty for going over. A few teams were unable to sign big bonus babies due to exceeding the bonus caps. Shorthand explanation

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #7: April 21, 2017, 02:58:57 PM »
If they don't go after him, you wonder if they load up to go after the kid from Japan next year.

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #8: April 21, 2017, 03:22:06 PM »
If they don't go after him, you wonder if they load up to go after the kid from Japan next year.

we'll only be able to offer a max of $300,000 to any given prospect next year because we went over our allotment this year.

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Re: Luis Robert
« Reply #9: April 21, 2017, 09:34:04 PM »
Somehow, I think this guy ends up in Atlanta.  The name is a natural for down there: Lou-Bob.