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Thread: Blue Jays big bopper should have been a Red

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    Blue Jays big bopper should have been a Red

    He started training with the Arizona Diamondbacks. They tried to sign him for $42,000. He turned that down, too. Soon thereafter, the Cincinnati Reds recognized the same burgeoning bat speed and arm strength and offered Bautista a $300,000 bonus. He agreed to sign. Then Marge Schott sold the Reds to Carl Lindner, and the franchise reneged on its offer.

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    Re: Blue Jays big bopper should have been a Red

    Took him 10 years or whatever to actually develop that bat speed and be anything better than a utility man. He would have already been waived or traded way before now.


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