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    Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere else. Anybody have any details?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/0...rto-valor.html

    Kiley McDaniel tweets that the Reds have signed Venezuelan shortstop Humberto Valor. The bonus is said to be in the "high six figures." Valor is said be a solid all-around player with good instincts and very good defense at short.
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    I almost created a new thread about this a couple hours ago but I saw it already posted here:
    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showt...=75452&page=10
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I haven't seen this posted anywhere else. Anybody have any details?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/0...rto-valor.html
    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: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Really stoked about this.. I am glad we got a top prospect out of LA..

    Some may still be disappointed we didn't get more, but the reds were linked to other top names such as pena and cabrera. Sure it would have been nice to land another top talent(and who knows, we may yet).. But I really can't fault their efforts.
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Sure it would have been nice to land another top talent(and who knows, we may yet).. But I really can't fault their efforts.
    One top talent is great -- most teams don't get one.
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Hopefully Valor can be uncommon for this organization.

    A true SS prospect.

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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Hopefully Valor can be uncommon for this organization.

    A true SS prospect.
    We have two of them right now without him, perhaps three if you want to count Junior Arias.

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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Nice signing, we need a real shortstop.

    How old is he?
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Quote Originally Posted by NorrisHopper30 View Post
    Nice signing, we need a real shortstop.

    How old is he?
    16 years old.
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    With Valor now signed, I think this will mean

    the Reds won't be signing Marreo or Perez from this year's draft. Valor and Arias (in the DSL now) give the Reds two extremely young, extremely gifted, true SS prospects. Arias started out AWFUL this summer in DSL, but his his first HR yesterday and has picked it up of late. While both these kids are years away, with Hamilton doing his thing in GCL and these two kids, the Reds are all of a sudden extremely athletic and talented at SS for the first time in FOREVER.

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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    i still think they get one of Marreo and Perez signed
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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Maybe some of the Redzones can comment on the cheapness of the organization again.

    Man, those were some good times.

    It's nice to see us dipping into the Latin Market more and more.

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    Personally, instead of going after Perez/Marreo, I'd

    love for them to ante up the $$$ for Fowler. Still think Barnhart will sign, but I'd love to have Fowler and Tucker Barnhart to round out the signings of Tuttle, Boxberger, and Leake.

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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Great, great signing. Valor could be big league ready at a fairly young age and could contribute substantially with the glove and the bat.

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    Re: Reds sign Venezeulan SS Humberto Valor

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    We have two of them right now without him, perhaps three if you want to count Junior Arias.
    I just wanted to use Valor and uncommon in a sentence. Having said that, who are the two? Rojas and Cozart?

    I guess I forgot about Cozart, but I probably wouldn't put Rojas in that category until he can hit just a little bit.


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