Last edited by corkedbat; 06-29-2009 at 11:55 PM.
Marrero asked Perez on facebook if he was signing and he said "idk yet dude but i doubt it. are you?"
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I think the same situation exists with catcher. The Reds have already signed 3. Either Tucker or Fowler is likely to sign, but not both.
Then again, I may have been punk'd by NorrisHopper30.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
My guess is if the Reds end up signing the Venezuelan SS Humberto Valor, that will end talk of either Marrero or Perez signing, especially when you consider Hamilton, Arias, Solanco, and now Valor would all be SS in the 16 to 18 year-old range.
Surprised no one's noted the other NDFA signing the Reds have made- University of Louisville shortstop John Dao. He's been starting quite a bit at Billings.
I doubt Dao is going to stick around long unless he puts up some digits- he's 23 and a half already.
Good LH pitching prospect
I talked with a friend last night that knows Mitch's family and they claim they are waiting on acceptance from the Commissioner's office to validate the contract that Mitch has signed. Apparantly it's for mid 3rd round money (whatever that is), and they've been waiting now for almost 2 weeks.
Take it for what it's all worth, but hopefully, that paperwork will get through quickly and get him going to GCL for the rest of the summer.
Maybe the commissioner's office is swamped with contracts from all the draft picks.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
A nice article on Perez and Marrero, sounds like Perez is going to take a bit longer to develop than Marrero. I also feel as though both these guys are going to be real tough signs, and we'll be lucky to get one signed.