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    Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    The Reds announced they signed Juan Duran, a 16-year-old outfielder from Dominican Republic. It's first I remember them announcing a Latin American signing. "We like him a lot," Wayne Krivsky said.

    Apparently, Baseball America is planning on making a big deal of the signing. The competition for Dominican players has picked up lately.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    So young

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    So young
    ...he must be good.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Not the first 16 year old they signed this year.

    Wonder how much he signed for the highest I recall the Reds paying for an International FA this year was $200,000

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Id like to see why they are making this a big deal

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Id like to see why they are making this a big deal
    My guess, they payed him at least $400,000 if not more.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Id like to see why they are making this a big deal
    Maybe he was highly sought after.

    This is the kind of stuff they need to be doing.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    I hope he's a highly sought after player. We need a little more more outfield depth. Maybe he plays center field, and could be a backup play for Stubbs.
    If you can't build a winning team with that core a fire-sale isn't the solution. Selling the franchise, moving them to Nashville and converting GABP into a used car lot is.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Maybe he was highly sought after.

    This is the kind of stuff they need to be doing.
    Exactly. I love it. Instead of signing guys like Stanton and Hammond, they need to use that money on young Dominicans like so. IIRC the Reds were very close to signing Miguel Cabrera but Lindner wouldn't pay an extra 25,000 or so to get him.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Maybe he was highly sought after.

    This is the kind of stuff they need to be doing.
    Yea thats why I wonder

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Well I know nothing about the guy, but it's good to see us spending money to add talent to the farm system. If we are paying him enough to make this something we announce, somebody in the organization must think the kid is pretty good.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Power of Walt?

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    Power of Walt?
    Doubt it. I don't remember the Cardinals ever signing any big time Latin talents. This is Wayne Krivsky, not Walt.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Doubt it. I don't remember the Cardinals ever signing any big time Latin talents. This is Wayne Krivsky, not Walt.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    What's that supposed to mean?


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