Originally Posted by 11larkin11
I think this pick has 0% to do with Aroldis. The Reds took what they believed was BPA, and I'm happy with the pick.
Nothing at all huh, just coincidence that they chose a cuban speaking catcher? I find that hard to believe and maybe they did also think he was BPA but the fact that he can communicate with Aroldis had to play into making his worth more to them.
BTW an informative read:
Palm Beach Post
Cuban emigre Yasmani Grandal has blossomed into a star catcher for Miami
CORAL GABLES — On his first day in the United States, 10-year-old Yasmani Grandal sat in front of a TV set at his uncle's home and wolfed down two huge Cuban sandwiches, slowing only to wash it down with a jug of Coke.
Within two months, the scrawny Cuban émigré had packed on 20 pounds....