Re: 2009 International signing period
If Sano signs in Cincinnati, all signs of surprise shall be surfeited simply because Sano is a super prospect. Seriously, Sano is almost sure-fire.
All kidding aside, I love that the Reds are working on finding great players in Latin America and that kids from that area of the world are willing and wanting to go to Ohio. If Sano signs, that gives the Reds some serious street cred. And a great player, hopefully, to pair with Duran and Rodriguez.
Add in Sulburan, Lotzkar, Hillenbrandt, Wideman, and Soto and the Reds should have a distinct worldy flavor in the next 5-10 years.
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