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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    My Pleasure, let me make myself clear, it doesn't mean that Balaguer is looking for a bonus (like Chapman did) of 18-20 millions but a bonus-contract in the 18-20 millions range, in another words a bonus for X amount and a contract for X years (isn't known for how many years) for X amount dollars per year, but even a package like that (similar to Iglesias) don't see Balaguer getting it.
    Ok. thanks again. I actually did misunderstand you, thinking that Balaguer was looking for a 18 + million signing bonus in addition to a contract.
    Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

    Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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    More International baseball prospects talk Panamaians RHP Carlos Bermudez and outfielder Losif Bernal are also prospects to keep and eye. Bermudez fastball sits at 85, but at 6-8 175 there is a lot more in the tank for the future. Bermal is 6-3 180 a 6.8/60 runner with + arm.

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    Jose Fernandez is a Cuban defector, but unlike other defectors he isn't a free agent, the reason is his family after leaving Cuba has made residency in Florida and because of it he is subect to the MLB draft and not only could he be among the first ten selection in this June's draft he could be first player out of the High school ranks to be drafted. Fernandez isn't just very signable, but a horse, the 6-3 215 18 yrs RHP has #1 pitching staff rotation stuff with a steady mid 90's fastball that touches 97, a hard curveball and his change up has a lot of promise.

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    Dominican Alfredo Simon became the second prospect (both RHP) after the DPL Sll Star game to sign a profesional contract when the 18 yrs RHP signed with the San Francisco Giants for a reported $400, 000 bonus. Simon who is 6-4 210 showed the best stuff out of the pitchers in the DPL All star game when his fastball sat at 92-94 during the game.

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    FWIW: Sox sign a 16 year old C Beau Bishop from New Zealand: link
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    Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

    Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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    DPL is reporting more signings after the Allstar game highlited by Tampa's signing of LHP Luis Cepeda for $60,000 ( i like this signing) Cepeda who won't turn 17 yrs until later in the Spring is 6-0 170. Yankees signed 20 yrs CF Feirte marte for $100,000 bonus, The Brewers outfielder Elvis Rubio (on his birthday, 17yrs) for $95,000 bonus, Cardinals signed16 yrs RHP for $66,000 bonus, The Indians signed 16 yrs catcher Kevin Calderon for $80,000 bonus and the Pirates signed 17 yrs Leandro Rodriguez for a $80,000 bonus.

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    BA is reporting that Seatle has signed Dominican outfielder Gabriel Guerrero. Guererro who is 17 yrs is Vladimir's Guerrero's cousin signed for a reported $400,000 bonus.

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    Earlier in the Fall I reported that the Red Sox had signed Venezuelan RHP Joseph Carpabire, them latter in the Winter reported that Carpabire contract was voided, at the time the reason wasn't known. Today MLB has released that Carpabire (who is a free agent) and Dominican right handed pitcher William Abreu (who MLB is reporting that he had signed with the Sox in December 2010) have been suspended for 50 games for failing a drug text. Abreu has been linked to the Sox since 2009 and for some unknown reason the signing hadn't taken place until December.

    In other news both BA and DPL are reporting that the Twins have signed Dominican RHP Felix Jorge to $250,000 bonus.

    PS Abreu was signed by the Red Sox on his 18th birthday (12/10) is 6-1 190-200 lbs, is going tol miss the first 50 games of the DSL in 2011. Carpabire was signed originally in September 1 is 17 yrs and was available to be signed since July 2 2009.
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    I want to share with the readers a question that i have been asked by email. The question is about my opinion on how the Red Sox have approached the 2009 and 2010 International phases, the players signed and the dollars spended, so lets look at the top prospects that the Sox have signed those years.

    In 2009:

    Jose Vinicio SS (Signed out of the Dominican for $1.9 Million
    Iago Januario RHP (Signed out of Brazil for a reported, not confirmed 7 figure bonus)
    Raul Alcantara RHP (Signed out of the Dominican for $500,000 bonus)
    Xander Bogaerts SS (signed out of Aruba for a $410,000 bonus)
    Mario Alcantara RHP (Signed out of the Dominican for $350,000 bonus)
    Ricardo Betancourt LHP (Signed out of Venezuela)
    Jair Bogaerts C (signed out of Aruba for $180,000 bonus)
    Robert Del Rosario CF (signed out of the Dominican for $150,000 bonus)
    Sully Bonnelly RHP (Signed out of the Dominican)


    In 2010:

    Juan Carlos Linares CF ( Signed as a Cuban defector for a $750,000 bonus)
    Adalberto Ibarra C (Signed as Cuban defector for a adjusted $750,000 bonus)
    Jorge Padron LF/1B (Signed as Cuban defector for a $350,000 bonus)
    Edwin Osorio RHP (Signed out of Colombia)
    Anthony Amaya CF (Signed out of Panama)
    Edwar Garcia RHP (signed out of the Dominican)
    Aneudis Peralta (Signed out of the Dominican for $95,000 bonus)
    Aneury Tavarez signed out of the Dominican for $80,000 bonus)

    By taking a look at the information above is clear that the Sox spended a lot more money (bonus) than it has in 2010, however the 2010 International signing phases isn't over and the Sox have changed for a bit its signing philosophy having signed the more polished and older Cuban defectors over the younger Latin players (Non Cuban) but the 2010 signing phase isn't over. The talk among the International scouting community is that the Sox may have under valued this market, but also that it may be in the market looking for bargains or playing out the field. Above is a listof the TOP availalable players that can sign profesional contracts before the start of the next (July second 2011) International signing period.

    Christopher Pichardo 3B (Dominican)
    Eskarlen Vasquez OF (Dominican)
    Luis Marte SS (Dominican)-signed with Texas
    Antonio Gonzalez SS (Dominican) Signed with the Cubs.
    Angel Mejia LHP (Venezuelan) Signed with the Cubs.
    Yorman Londa RHP (Venezuelan)-Signed with the Twins
    Felix Carvallo LHP (Venezuelan)
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    A couple more names to follow for the July second International signing phase. SS Yairo Diaz-Munoz Known as the magician is 16 yrs 6-0 168 a switch hitter and outfielder Carlos Valdez a 6-0 180 right hander hitter and thrower. Valdez unlike most of the elite prospects available for July second signing period isn't 16 yrs, but 17 yrs. Both Dominican prospects are 6.6/60 runners.

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    Baseball America is reporting that the Yankees have signed Cuban defector Yadil Mujica. Mujica a 25 yrs short stop was a All Star in Cuba and the switch hitter was in the mix to made the Cuban team the last two years before they found out of his intensions of leaving the Communist Island.

    PS Cuban defector Kenen Reyna finished second in the DPL All Star Home Run Derby, but the Cuban outfielder is 26 yrs.
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    [QUOTE=scaffolds;1845556]A few more names to keep an eye for the start of International signing period on July second 2011:

    Yairo Munoz SS
    Dawel Lugo SS
    Adelin Santa 3B
    Angel Yenter 3B
    Ronald Soto 3B
    Franmil Reyes OF
    Vladimir Almanzar OF
    Jose Rodriguez OF
    Alvaro Noriega C
    Dionis Rodriguez C[

    A couple more names of top prospects for the July second start of the internationalearly phase signing.

    3B Angel Yender
    OF Carlos Valdez

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    Need to bring my board up to date, Dominican SS Antonio Gonzalez and Venezuelan LHP Angel Mejia signed with the Cubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Need to bring my board up to date, Dominican SS Antonio Gonzalez and Venezuelan LHP Angel Mejia signed with the Cubs.
    Arizona signed Venezuelan SS Ronnie Mejias.

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    There is talk that the Red Sox have signed 16 yrs Venezuelan catcher Alison Suarez. Suarez is 6-1 180 and a right handed hitter.
    Last edited by scaffolds; 03-06-2011 at 05:44 PM.

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    The Red Sox have signed RHP Jose Espitia and SS Cleriluis Rondon both Venezuelans. Espitia is 17 yrs and 6-2 180, while Rondon will be 17 yrs in 6 weeks is 6-0 155 a right handed hitter.

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    The Red Sox have signed Dominican RHP Oscar Melendez. Melendez is 17 yrs 6-1 150.

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    To answer a question that i was ask by email about my opinion on the last four internaltional players signed by the Sox, Alison Suarez, Jose Espitia, Cleriluis Rondon and Oscar Melendez. none of these players are top prospects, however all of them became available to sign profesionally just this past July second, it isn't like players that has been pass on by teams and them signed as they get older as some of the signing that has been taking place lately by some teams. Suarez is perhaps the top signing out of this group, he hasn't been catching for too long, a former infielder who also has some pitching and is considered a better prospect than fellow catcher and Venezuelan David Sopika (who also signed as a 16 yrs) late last Spring. Rondon at this time isn't as a good product as fellow shortstop and Venezuelan Dernier Lopez who signed earlier in 2010, the same with Espitia and Melendez they aren't as well regarded as fellow RHP Edwin Osorio (Colombian) and Edwar Garcia (Dominican) who both signed earlier in 2010.
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    The DPL is reporting more signings: Toronto signed OF Francisco Tejada for $150,000. Tejada who is 17 yrs is 6-4 185 R/R. The Brewers signed 3B Estervin Matos for a $100,000 bonus, Matos is 17 yrs. The National signed 1B Deury Vasquez fora $30,000 bonus, Vasquez is 18 yrs. The Mets signed RHP Miguel Anguel Bautista for $10,000. signing bonus and is 18 yrs and Arizona signed 19 yrs second baseman Jesse Liriano for $10, 000 signing bonus.

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    The Twins signed Venezuelan RHP Yorman Landa. A Athletic pitcher throw a fastball in the 87-92 range.

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