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redsmetz
12-21-2006, 05:52 AM
I'll have to link this one since it's a long article. It's a story of how the system for finding and developing players in the Dominican Republic. Starts with a story about a Nationals prospect, but includes excerpts from Jose Rijo who followed Bowden to DC.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/20/AR2006122001794.html

Edd Roush
12-21-2006, 07:45 PM
Interesting read. Sounds like 100% capitalism down there. Survival of the fittest. I don't know how much interest I have in the Reds signing young Domincans to fat contracts, if they could be temporarily juiced up. If you think you are signing a kid who is throwing 95 and it turns out to be 85, you are in trouble.