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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    The other thing Alonso has to consider is that if he doesn't sign, he is forever losing one year of his professional career, and that could be millions.
    the two counterarguments:

    if he gets a major league contract in 2009 but not in 2008, it could put him a year or two closer to arbitration and free agency;

    if he goes to a different team next year (e.g., one without a young lefty hitting first baseman like Joey Votto), it could also put him a year or two closer to a callup/arbitration/free agency.

    to me, it's six of one/half a dozen. I think that he'll sign, but I can see why he thinks that he has good leverage.

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    to me, it's six of one/half a dozen
    The possibility of injury/poor or even mediocre performance in his senior season skews the leverage to the Reds.
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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    I've tried finding a list of who the agents are for the various draftees. He's represented by Greg Genske (not Ganske as noted earlier), who also represented Beckham. I wonder who else his agency is representing. By the way, he's also Adam Dunn's agent.
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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    The possibility of injury/poor or even mediocre performance in his senior season skews the leverage to the Reds.
    talented kids don't consider poor/mediocre performance, so that's not even in the equation

    if the kid will only play for a major league contract, and the Reds are dead set against it, then he'll re-enter draft. I don't expect it, but it's happened before, even when it made less sense than it does now.

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    He's going to get somewhere between $1.91-$2.3 million.
    this is not the NFL
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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Today the Tigers signed their first round pick (21st overall) Ryan Perry to a $1.48 million bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Today the Tigers signed their first round pick (21st overall) Ryan Perry to a $1.48 million bonus.
    From the baseballdigest blog I saw this:

    Perry said that the Tigers would like him "to be in the big leagues...once the rosters are expanded" on Sept. 1, and that he will start the season in Class A Lakeland this week.

    There's one good thing about the MLB slotting system. I love the way all the players start to sign once a few set the market.
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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    You guys think Weeks signing has any effect on Yonder? Maybe he sees that he's losing one of his best teammates and would be going back to a weaker team. At least I hope he sees that. SIGN DANG IT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoTxRedsFan View Post
    You guys think Weeks signing has any effect on Yonder? Maybe he sees that he's losing one of his best teammates and would be going back to a weaker team. At least I hope he sees that. SIGN DANG IT!!
    a good chunk of that good team has already signed in Garcia, Weeks, Raben, and Gutierrez
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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Watching the team

    Jerry Walker, Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty's assistant, and scouting director Chris Buckley are in town to assess the Dragons. Buckley said this year's Reds first pick in the draft, first baseman Yonder Alonso, is still a long way from signing.

    "He hasn't played for awhile," Buckley said. "If he waits much longer, he won't be able to play this year."

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    In other words, "you better hurry your ass up and sign!"

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Watching the team

    Jerry Walker, Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty's assistant, and scouting director Chris Buckley are in town to assess the Dragons. Buckley said this year's Reds first pick in the draft, first baseman Yonder Alonso, is still a long way from signing.
    "He hasn't played for awhile," Buckley said. "If he waits much longer, he won't be able to play this year."

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    ALONSO UPDATE: Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the team continues to negotiate with first-round pick Yonder Alonso.

    "I think he's waiting for some of the picks around him to sign," Jocketty said. "That happens a lot."

    None of the top college juniors, like Alonso, has signed yet. The deadline for signing is Aug. 14.

    "I'm confident we'll get it done," Jocketty said.

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Ahhh, who will blink first!!!

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    Re: Yondor Alonso

    Astros signed the number 10 pick - a junior catcher out of Stanford by the name of Castro. According to the Houston Chronicle he received a 2.0 million dollar signing bonus.


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