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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby davell » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:16 pm

Trying to read thru Badler's lines......I don't think we can sign the 2015 guys. He's saying teams over their pools THIS period and the teams still uncommitted(Mets/Marlins are lined up best for those 2.

I'm insinuating here, but for him to bring it up like that, it appears teams already in the penalty, aren't eligible to grab them.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Tim » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:18 pm

davell wrote:Trying to read thru Barker's lines......I don't think we can sign the 2015 guys. He's saying teams over their pools THIS period and the teams still uncommitted(Mets/Marlins are lined up best for those 2.

I'm insinuating here, but for him to bring it up like that, it appears teams already in the penalty, aren't eligible to grab them.

huh, not how I read that at all. But I may have just missed it.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Johnny O'Hagan » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:16 pm

I thought it was more in the sense that the teams already over the pool can stay signing players as they already have the penalty for next two years. And the two teams mentioned have not used their whole international pool allocation.

How I read it in relation to the cubs that we have already allocated our pool to players that we will be signing and therefore won't be pursuing these players.
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Postby Tryptamine » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:43 pm

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Braves have reached an agreement with top international prospect Kevin Maitan.
The deal is for a reported $4.25 million. 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop is widely regarded as the top talent in this year's crop of international free agents. A switch-hitter, Maitan is believed to be the best prospect to come out of Venezuela since Miguel Cabrera. He's a pure hitter that's expected to hit for average and power, and a skilled defender with a strong arm that could remain at shortstop.


Combine that with Oakland signing Lazarito for 3.5M and the two top talents are already off the board.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby ctcf » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:37 pm

It appears AJ Preller has signed the rest of the international free agents.
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Postby Regular Show » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:45 pm

So there haven't been any announced signings by the Cubs so far correct? I realize they are in the "penalty box" for going over their pool amount last yr and can only offer $300K, but it still seems strange that they haven't signed anyone...

My worry is that they were about to do the exact same thing Boston just got penalized for and decided to nix those plans; I pray that wasn't the case. I mean it makes sense to do a bundle deal with one legit prospect and a couple scrubs and then re-allocate those payments, but it is technically cheating and a deceptive practice. I don't want the Cubs to do that or any club to do that, but these restrictions are dumb and MLB needs to come up with a better system for signing J2 international FAs.

I have no idea what this system should be. I think an international draft would just further incentivize bad teams to tank as much as possible. I think they will address this in the next CBA.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:41 pm

The Rays signed one of the 2016 IFAs who were previously linked to the Red Sox.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Hrubes20 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:24 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Hrubes20 wrote:Decided to not get the BA subscription this year. They just put out a J2 article for all 30 teams. Any of you have BA and are willing to share a blurb about what they said about the Cubs?


I posted the blurb a few posts up. Nothing of meat in terms of names.


My mistake. I was reading Badler's twitter account, and he said that BA had a new J2 post for all 30 teams. I didn't realize it was the one from a day or two before. Thanks.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:59 pm

Ah, just mentioning or rather asking again, but have the Cubs announced any of their July 2nd signings yet? There is no way the other teams just cleaned up and got every prospect out there lol. I mean you can still get some interesting young players w/ lots of projection left at $250k/$300k.
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Postby Tim » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:08 pm

Regular Show wrote:Ah, just mentioning or rather asking again, but have the Cubs announced any of their July 2nd signings yet? There is no way the other teams just cleaned up and got every prospect out there lol. I mean you can still get some interesting young players w/ lots of projection left at $250k/$300k.

I haven't gotten anything official from the Cubs. But they typically only send out media info when they sign the big dollar guys.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Regular Show » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:18 pm

Tim wrote:
I haven't gotten anything official from the Cubs. But they typically only send out media info when they sign the big dollar guys.


Okay, thanks. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:03 pm

Ben Badler is really good even listing the smaller 6-figure signings (obviously Cubs can only sign players for $300k or less) but he hasn't mentioned anything yet.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:29 pm



$11 million? Meh, I'm liking the early showings of the two lefties the Cubs signed for less than $2 million combined. I'd rather splurges come at the ML level right now.

Edit: Badler has it that he won't even play in 2016 due to the contract being structured as a 2017 contract.

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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Tryptamine » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:00 am

SD continues their crazy international spending spree by signing Jorge Ona to a 7M deal.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/07/p ... llion.html
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby davell » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:43 pm

Padres are getting Bolanos too for around 2 mill or so. Seeing him go for that, Arozarena going for under that.....I am really surprised we didn't add anything else, while we could.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Denmaz » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:47 pm

The Cubs have reached agreement on a 40K deal with
RHP Ji-feng Li.A 5'10" 132lb 18y Taiwanese ,the former SS likely need Tommy John surgery.

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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby CubsWin » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:08 pm

Denmaz wrote:The Cubs have reached agreement on a 40K deal with
RHP Ji-feng Li.A 5'10" 132lb 18y Taiwanese ,the former SS likely need Tommy John surgery.

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Seriously...
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Bear Cub » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:49 am

132 lbs. wow!
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby Denmaz » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:06 am

Bear Cub wrote:132 lbs. wow!


Yea,This kid need to adding muscle and weight mass to his frame.

Li carries a fastball clocked between 90-92mph(45grade), scouts believe in his fastball could be a plus potential pitch.His outpitch is change-up right now.Former MLB pitcher Hideo Nomo also taught him to throw a slider.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:25 pm



Would have been nice if he could have signed in the previous signing period.
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:27 pm

RHP Manuel Rodriguez and LHP Ferrol Heredia hail from south of the border with Rodriguez receiving a $100,000 bonus and the southpaw Heredia garnering $50,000. Colombian RHP Danis Correa took home the largest bonus from the Cubs though, signing for $225,000 and accounting for nearly half their spending.

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Now for the players that fell under the $100K plateau:

Cubs - P Chi-Feng Lee ($30K)


http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/9/2 ... il-pit-stl
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Re: International Thread 2015-2016

Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:39 pm

Mexico and Colombia again...Heredia's said to be 88-91 with a curve and is 17 YO. Signed, as most of the Mexican prospects have been, by Sergio Hernandez. He was a rookie in the Mexican pro league and will be assigned to the DR academy.

http://www.leones.mx/noticias/el-prospe ... e-chicago/
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