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.
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.
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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.
From Ben Badler:
Some scouts telling me 16 year-old German OF Max Kepler is the best prospect they've ever seen from Europe
Are you disrespecting Robert Eenhoorn?With all due respect, who is the competition?
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
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
From ESPN's Jorge Arangure:
Have heard #Reds mentioned with VZ SS Humberto Valor
Scout on Humberto Valor: "best position player prospect in VZ." Athletic, advanced approach at plate, hard contact line drive stroke.
Hopefully the Reds can sign him.
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.
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