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    Re: 2009 International signing period

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    Kiley McDaniel says the Reds were one of the teams heavily interested in Guillermo Pimentel at the beginning of this year but halfway through the year he suffered an injury and now it appears he'll sign with the Mariners or Rangers for $2 million.
    What was he asking before the injury if $2M is the 'lowered' price?

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    What was he asking before the injury if $2M is the 'lowered' price?
    He's been asking for $2 million all along. The injury wasn't too serious. I think it was the same injury as Alonso has. After Pimentel injured himself, he went into hiding for a while and many teams thought that meant he had a deal struck with another team so they backed off. It turns out he was just letting his hand heal. After all that, it appears he's down to the Mariners or Rangers, though his agent is letting it be known that he's still available.

    By the way, Wagner Mateo turned down a $3 million offer from the Cardinals. Bad decision, IMO. He's a good player but scouts think he'll have to move off CF and they're not sure if he has enough power to make an impact at a corner outfield spot.
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    I'm hearing Chrisopher Cabrera, Max Kepler, Jose Pena, could all sign with the Reds if Walt offers enough money. I'm also hearing Kepler wants a $1.5-2.5 million bonus, Cabrera would like $ 3 million and Pena would also like somewhere between $ 3-4 million but I think it's well worth that money to sign all three if you look at their raw talent.
    Last edited by travisgrimes; 06-23-2009 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travisgrimes View Post
    im hearing chrisopher cabrera, max kepler, jose pena, could all sign with the Reds if Walt's offers enough money... im hearing kepler wants a $1.5-2.5 million bonus, cabrera would like $ 3 million and pena would also like somewhere between $ 3-4 million but i think its well worth that money to sign all 3 if u look at their raw talent.
    I don't mean to pile on or anything, but can you at least capitalize guys names and words that start a sentence? It probably wouldn't hurt to type out you either. It just makes everything so much easier to read.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Sorry I got so used to typing short-hand talking to friends online it kind of just got turned into a bad habit. I will try from now on to type normally so it's easier for you guys to read. I really do apologize though.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Quote Originally Posted by travisgrimes View Post
    Sorry I got so used to typing short-hand talking to friends online it kind of just got turned into a bad habit. I will try from now on to type normally so it's easier for you guys to read. I really do apologize though.
    No biggie, it's important to have information, but the easier to read the better.
    Thanks for letting us know what you know.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Quote Originally Posted by travisgrimes View Post
    I'm hearing Chrisopher Cabrera, Max Kepler, Jose Pena, could all sign with the Reds if Walt offers enough money. I'm also hearing Kepler wants a $1.5-2.5 million bonus, Cabrera would like $ 3 million and Pena would also like somewhere between $ 3-4 million but I think it's well worth that money to sign all three if you look at their raw talent.
    Where do you rate these guys talent wise???

    Top 50 in the MLB draft type guys?

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

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    Where do you rate these guys talent wise???

    Top 50 in the MLB draft type guys?
    Its so tough to rate guys like these in terms of the draft market, simply because of their rawness in terms of actual baseball skills. These guys are drafted purely on athleticism and potential. They are high school sophomores who really aren't playing a high school schedule. Most of them also haven't had the best nutrition growing up either and have a lot of filling out to do.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    From Ben Badler:

    Some scouts telling me 16 year-old German OF Max Kepler is the best prospect they've ever seen from Europe

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

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    From Ben Badler:

    Some scouts telling me 16 year-old German OF Max Kepler is the best prospect they've ever seen from Europe

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    With all due respect, who is the competition?
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    With all due respect, who is the competition?
    Are you disrespecting Robert Eenhoorn?
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    The Reds are among the finalists for Christopher Cabrera.

    So to be clear: #Yankees, #Red Sox, #Reds and #Padres are finalists for Dominican P Cristopher Cabrera

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    From ESPN's Jorge Arangure:

    Have heard #Reds mentioned with VZ SS Humberto Valor

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Scout on Humberto Valor: "best position player prospect in VZ." Athletic, advanced approach at plate, hard contact line drive stroke.

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    Hopefully the Reds can sign him.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    If they sign Valor, I think that would end talk of signing Marrero or Perez. While I would like to sign one of the Miami kids, I'd be happy with getting the best position player prospect in Venezuela two years in a row.

    Bobby Abreu, Magglio Ordonez, Miguel Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Carlos Guillen, Victor Martinez- there's been some pretty good position players to come out of that part of the world.
    Last edited by Benihana; 06-30-2009 at 05:19 PM.
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