I assume there have been no announcements of major news on the international front? Seems like word would have started trickling in by now.
The Mariners signed three top international prospects, including Dominican outfielder Phillips Castillo, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Castillo will get a $2.2MM bonus, Colombian right-hander Jose Torres gets an $851K bonus and Venezuelan third baseman Yordyn Calderon gets a $477K bonus.
Badler describes Castillo as “one of the elite hitters” on the international market. The 16-year-old stands 6’2” and can hit for power. Torres is considered the top Colombian pitching prospect of the year and Calderon is “a good athlete who can hit for power.” Overall, the Mariners committed just over $3.5MM to the three prospects.
Was there ever any word of any impact signings or did they decide to take a year off?
From Baseball America - Reds Agree To Terms With Dominican Shortstop Olivel Florentino
Signed for $250,000
http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=9953Florentino was not among the 40 Dominican players who had to register with MLB prior to July 2, so his contract will not become official until MLB completes its investigation into his age and identity. Florentino, who at 16 is 6-foot-1, 155 pounds, is an offensive-oriented righthanded hitter.
I miss Adam Dunn.
The Reds agreed to sign Dominican shortstop Olivel Florentino for $250K, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America.
Posted Aug. 9, 2010 3:24 pm by Ben Badler
Filed under: International, News
The Reds have agreed to terms with Dominican shortstop Olivel Florentino for $250,000, pending the approval of Major League Baseball.
Florentino was not among the 40 Dominican players who had to register with MLB prior to July 2, so his contract will not become official until MLB completes its investigation into his age and identity. Florentino, who at 16 is 6-foot-1, 155 pounds, is an offensive-oriented righthanded hitter.
Interesting... Still signing International Talent...
Outstanding moniker, probably worth $75,000 itself.
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Why would they not be?
Bye Bye Cabrera
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I think it would be interesting to find out they werent scouting international talent.
I think it would be interesting to find out they were scouting extraterrestrial talent.