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StillFunkyB
04-30-2006, 10:31 AM
I was thinking of that closer from Cuba this morning.

These players basically have to illegally flee their country, correct? Do the Reds have any Cuban connections?

That guy looked like he knew how to get people out, and seemed like he had some pretty wicked stuff.

KronoRed
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
He'd be a FA and it would be abidding war, we'd lose.

cincinnati chili
04-30-2006, 06:41 PM
I'm not sure what Cuban closer you're talking about, but here's the rule:

If a Cuban defects to the U.S, a U.S. territory (incl. Puerto Rico), or Canada, he would have to pass through the June draft before any team can sign him.

If a Cuban defects anywhere to else in the world (e.g. Costa Rica, Dominican Repub), he is a free agent. That's why guys like Contreras take pains to seek asylum in other countries. You make more money when you can negotiate with 30 teams than when you can negotiate with one.

Col_ IN Reds fan
04-30-2006, 09:04 PM
I wonder if any baeball players will protest Monday?

Jpup
05-01-2006, 04:09 AM
I wonder if any baeball players will protest Monday?

:dunno: protest what? May 1st?

KronoRed
05-01-2006, 05:19 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/01/immigrant.day/index.html

Somehow, I doubt it.