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    Your killin' me Smalls! StillFunkyB's Avatar
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    Closer from Cuba

    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.
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Closer from Cuba

    He'd be a FA and it would be abidding war, we'd lose.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Closer from Cuba

    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.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids

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    Speaking of Hispanics

    I wonder if any baeball players will protest Monday?

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    Re: Speaking of Hispanics

    Quote Originally Posted by Col_ IN Reds fan
    I wonder if any baeball players will protest Monday?
    protest what? May 1st?
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Closer from Cuba

    Go Gators!


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