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    Reds sign another Australian player

    3B Jamie Gianchou.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=484

    Mate is all of 16 years old. Someone send Luke Prokopec a jar of Vegemite.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Do they run the bases clock-wise in Australia?

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    Wow, and people think Mesoraco will take a while to develop. This is officially the first Reds' signee younger than my little bro. Crazy to think about.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Signing such young guys is so pathetic of professional sports teams. We should sign some Asians instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Signing such young guys is so pathetic of professional sports teams. We should sign some Asians instead.
    Um what?

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    I think it is a little disturbing that of all people he wants to sit next to on a plane flight he chose Bruce Lee. I am not a medical expert but Mr. Lee is probably going to be a little ripe to set next to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Um what?
    Signing minors is pathetic of professional sports teams. The asian comment was just added and had nothing to do with my post.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Just think how close we are to signing guys who can say "the Reds have never won the World Series in my lifetime". A matter of days...
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Just think how close we are to signing guys who can say "the Reds have never won the World Series in my lifetime". A matter of days...
    Hey! I'm one of those guys! I think I'm cursed since I was born in 91.
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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Signing minors is pathetic of professional sports teams. The asian comment was just added and had nothing to do with my post.
    Why? If you are good enough to make a living at a young age, then why is it pathetic? Plenty of sports are out there where people, and kids for that matter are making plenty of money at that age.

    Heck, plenty of major leaguers were signed at such a young age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Why? If you are good enough to make a living at a young age, then why is it pathetic? Plenty of sports are out there where people, and kids for that matter are making plenty of money at that age.

    Heck, plenty of major leaguers were signed at such a young age.
    Its pathetic because they are kids. I dont agree with any team signing a kid to a contract. How long before we start seeing teams signing 8 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Its pathetic because they are kids. I dont agree with any team signing a kid to a contract. How long before we start seeing teams signing 8 year olds.
    A long time. You cant sign a contract until you are 16. It has been that way.... well for almost ever. In the US, PR and Canada, you cant sign until you are 18 or have graduated HS (some kids graduate at 17).

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    We can afford to wait on a 16 year old. Say it takes him 4-5 years to develop; he would be playing for the Reds at 20 or 21. I can live with that. I am glad to see the Reds are getting involved in signing international players.

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    Re: Reds sign another Australian player

    BA states that he signed for $100,000, the biggest bonus for a prospect from Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggerd View Post
    Its pathetic because they are kids. I dont agree with any team signing a kid to a contract. How long before we start seeing teams signing 8 year olds.
    So according to this logic, you don't think there should be any child actors, singers, musicians either?
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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