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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:46 pm

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davell wrote:I think you can roll money over now. Not 100% sure, but I think so. Even still, I can't get to 3.05 based on what we evidently spent last year.


Seems like a big flaw in the penalties then. Just keep the funds in years you can't spend more than $300k on individual free agents and roll it over to years you can.


isn't the bonus pool a hard cap now, though? so there would be no penalty box going forward and this would only apply to pools from last year and this year while we ride out the teams that were grandfathered into the penalty?
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Its a hard cap, but you can still trade for up to 75% over your pool too. That number drops next year, to either 50 or 60%. This is the last year any teams are in the penalty box. So yeah, if you CAN roll it over, there's nothing stopping a team currently in the penalty box from using 2 years together and trying to get Mesa to wait until 2019 to sign.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 pm

Oh well, neither Lopez or Morel are official. So, we've got 700k actually.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:34 pm

davell wrote:Oh well, neither Lopez or Morel are official. So, we've got 700k actually.


I was going to mention this. Several of the signings aren't official yet because the prospect hasn't turned 16.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Named After Maddux » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:00 pm

Apparently Orioles are close to a deal with Victor Victor Mesa. They chose this year of all years to care. Oh well at least he’s not going to the Dodgers.
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Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:05 pm


No idea about her reliability.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:22 pm

I'd trust her. She breaks little outside of minor league promotions. But she's reliable for sure.

As an aside, I wonder what it'd take for us to add and steal Gaston from the Marlins? He got flagged for PED's and they backed out of a 3 mill agreement with him.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:58 pm

Jesse Sanchez says the dream isn’t dead:

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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:59 pm

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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:03 pm

Sounds like this is a Soler situation, where he's agreed before he's eligible and they have to go thru the process.
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Postby Bobson Dugnutt » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Yankees have acquired $2.5 million in IFA money this weekend...
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 pm

Bobson Dugnutt wrote:Yankees have acquired $2.5 million in IFA money this weekend...


Yeah, the media is talking Osiel Rodriguez but I’m sure it’s positioning for Victor Victor too.

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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby davell » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:49 pm

600k? Holy horsefeathers.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:38 pm

davell wrote:600k? Holy horsefeathers.


I know Gaston has the tinge of a potential failed PED test. Wonder if Osiel does too.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:44 pm



Yankees acquired more pool money today by trading Adam Warren to the Mariners.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Tim » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:51 pm

I know Cashman doesn't get a lot of credit because of his built-in advantages, but he is a damn fine GM.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Hrubes20 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:10 pm

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davell wrote:600k? Holy horsefeathers.


I know Gaston has the tinge of a potential failed PED test. Wonder if Osiel does too.


Yeah, it's got to be something. I know most of the IFA money was already spent when Rodriguez became available, but I'm sure some team somewhere would have been willing to give him more than $600K otherwise.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:43 am

Cuban Alexander Vargas was recently added to MLB.com’s top 30 IFAs at 7:

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Postby Regular Show » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Cuban Alexander Vargas was recently added to MLB.com’s top 30 IFAs at 7:





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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:25 pm

Ben Jamin: Do you have a comp for Victor Victor Mesa? Trying to understand what all the fuss is about
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Kiley McDaniel: A couple int’l scouts have said Albert Almora and I tend to think that’s about right
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Hrubes20 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:36 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Ben Jamin: Do you have a comp for Victor Victor Mesa? Trying to understand what all the fuss is about
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Kiley McDaniel: A couple int’l scouts have said Albert Almora and I tend to think that’s about right


That's obviously a valuable player, but not quite the "#1 overall pick type talent" that I was led to believe.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby Regular Show » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 pm

Hrubes20 wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Ben Jamin: Do you have a comp for Victor Victor Mesa? Trying to understand what all the fuss is about
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Kiley McDaniel: A couple int’l scouts have said Albert Almora and I tend to think that’s about right


That's obviously a valuable player, but not quite the "#1 overall pick type talent" that I was led to believe.


I've read mixed things about Victor Victor Mesa from very hyperbolic statements to basically this. If he is, in fact, Albert Almora he's really not all that valuable. I mean we're not signing him so it's not a big deal anyway.

Not sure what to think, but in those videos of him taking BP his bat speed seemed very impressive to me and way faster than Almora. I think his overall speed and athleticism is better than Almora as well.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:08 am

Regular Show wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:
CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Ben Jamin: Do you have a comp for Victor Victor Mesa? Trying to understand what all the fuss is about
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Kiley McDaniel: A couple int’l scouts have said Albert Almora and I tend to think that’s about right


That's obviously a valuable player, but not quite the "#1 overall pick type talent" that I was led to believe.


I've read mixed things about Victor Victor Mesa from very hyperbolic statements to basically this. If he is, in fact, Albert Almora he's really not all that valuable. I mean we're not signing him so it's not a big deal anyway.

Not sure what to think, but in those videos of him taking BP his bat speed seemed very impressive to me and way faster than Almora. I think his overall speed and athleticism is better than Almora as well.


Either way, I wanted him to trade him and think his name would make him a more valuable trade chip than Almora was coming up.
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Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Major League Baseball has implemented significant rule changes for international players.

Among the major changes:

Amateur players are allowed to enter team facilities at earlier dates, beginning 18 months prior to when they become eligible to sign.
Teams can pay for travel expenses earlier in the process for international players, which in particular could have an impact on where and how clubs evaluate Venezuelan players.


https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories ... -signings/

The first major change listed above reverses a rule from 2014 that limited how much players could enter team facilities.
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