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    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Price of doing business. I think the Reds are trying to establish a new name for themselves in the DR, and this is one way you do that. Even if the kid doesn't make it, the team will still gain rank among those who find/purvey talent down there.
    Im not saying its a wrong move Dont take me saying its a lot of money as me saying its the wrong move.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    wow. really awesome job by the scouts/FO on knowing the rules and targeting a player with this type of talent. Bust or no, the thinking is spot on.

    6-6, 195 at age 16? He may be a mutant.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Someone teach him to pitch while we are at it

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    Reds spent about that much on the disaster that was Alejandro Diaz ($400,000 to Hiroshima Carp, $1.6mill to Diaz). It took years to recover from it, but most of that was because Bowden refused to budget properly.

    Sounds like he won't even make the States for a year. What can you do with $2mill in the Dominican? That boy is going to have a LOT of new friends

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    I think this is a great move, you don't have a second round pick so you sign a guy people believe would be a first rounder. Who cares if its 2 million dollars, the Reds are showing they are willing to spend money. Do you guys think the recent Latin American prospects traded for guys Johan Santana have influenced clubs to spend more in the international market? If he plays any this year he will be a Top 100 guy because of his bonus and his age/potential.

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Reds spent about that much on the disaster that was Alejandro Diaz ($400,000 to Hiroshima Carp, $1.6mill to Diaz). It took years to recover from it, but most of that was because Bowden refused to budget properly.

    Sounds like he won't even make the States for a year. What can you do with $2mill in the Dominican? That boy is going to have a LOT of new friends
    I'd rather see Duran get that money than Mike Stanton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bip Roberts View Post
    So young
    Kid's probably really 20.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    it's interesting that the Reds were the only team bidding, and they still exceeded last year's standard. They must have REALLY wanted to keep him off the market.

    I seem to recall that Marquis Grissom's age made him eligible for the draft one year, and that the Expos were the only team aware of it. the Expos snatched him in Rd 3 that year. But I could be misremembering.

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    No telling whether the kid will be worth the money when all is said and done, but I always like to see the Reds out-fox and out-hustle the competition. A big tip of the cap to those guys.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    I like the move, but let me ask you a question. If the kid was faking his age, don't you think he would have faked it so that he could have signed in the last signing period?
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    The article in post #35 says Duran had a huge growth spurt this past year, which means his age is probably legit.
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    but I always like to see the Reds out-fox and out-hustle the competition.
    tip the cap to ownership too -- they provide the coin
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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Jay Bruce just got passe

    Bring On Juan

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    Re: Reds Sign 16 Year Old Outfielder Juan Duran

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    The article in post #35 says Duran had a huge growth spurt this past year, which means his age is probably legit.
    Lets hope he stays at 6'6". I can't think of many OF 6'7" or taller. They could always move him to 1B but that would be a waste of his apparent speed.


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