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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    The Reds sign Humberto Valor!

    From Kiley McDaniel:

    BREAKING: Confirmed that the #Reds signed Venezuelan SS Humberto Valor. Chasing down bonus details; predictions of $ were all over the map.

    http://twitter.com/kileymcd/statuses/2461682844
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Reds sign Humberto Valor according to a tweet from CTrent.

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    From Jorge Arangure:

    Valor was considered by some as the best position player in VZ.True SS. Athletic. Advanced approach. Line drive hitter. Great sign for #Reds

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Nice. Glad to see they didnt sit back like some of us expected this year.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Good to hear......after Fay wrote they would do something there....and they actually did.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Man, if the kid lives up to the billing and is a strong candidate as a true SS, then this farm system just got strong by this one signing alone. Love this pickup.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Reds Sign Humberto Valor
    By Mike Axisa [July 3 at 6:43pm CST]
    Kiley McDaniel tweets that the Reds have signed Venezuelan shortstop Humberto Valor. The bonus is said to be in the "high six figures." Valor was rated as the 25th best prospect on the international market this year by Baseball America's Ben Badler, and is said be a solid all-around player with good instincts and very good defense at short.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    There's great news...but do you think it means the Reds probably don't (aggressively) try to sign Marerro/Perez?

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    I think another question is: how does Valor profile compared to Marrero and Perez? Doug, OBM, or anyone else, any idea?
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    I think another question is: how does Valor profile compared to Marrero and Perez? Doug, OBM, or anyone else, any idea?
    Unless its a top 5 International guy, the scouting reports we get are very brief on guys. We don't know much about him compared to draftees.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Ok, thanks Doug!
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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    Nice. Credit the organization with another solid effort in Latin America this year.
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    I think another question is: how does Valor profile compared to Marrero and Perez? Doug, OBM, or anyone else, any idea?
    Even taking the profiling out of the equation...I think it signals the fact that the Reds may not sign these guys if for nothing else...there really aren't many roster spots for these guys to get good playing time.

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    Re: 2009 International signing period

    International Free Agent Signings: Saturday
    By Mike Axisa [July 4 at 12:39pm CST]
    These signings will trickle in throughout the day, so let's keep track of the notable signings in one post. Keeping checking back in for updates.

    •Baseball America's Ben Badler reports that the Padres have signed Dominican centerfielder Yoan Alcantara. ESPN's Jorge Arangure says he received a $135,000 signing bonus. Alcantara is said to be a good athlete with plus speed and a plus arm.
    •Arangure tweets that the Rockies signed Dominican shortstop Rosmel Herrera for $550,000.
    •Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News says that the Giants signed righthander Marvin Barrios out of Panama to a six-figure bonus.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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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.
    Did things change, or were your sources off base?
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.


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