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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2325 on: February 12, 2015, 11:14:21 AM »
Afternoon all as the baseball season approaches so do the fantasy leagues.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2326 on: February 23, 2015, 01:57:41 PM »
The Boston Red Sox reportedly have landed the latest free-agent prize out of Cuba, coming to terms with 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada.

Moncada's agent, David Hastings, said there is no signed agreement as of yet, but anticipates it'll be done soon. The Red Sox also confirmed that no deal had yet been reached, a team source told ESPNBoston.com.

The big dollars the Red Sox gave to Yoan Moncada have implications in Boston, in the Bronx, and most likely in the draft. Keith Law explains. Story Insider

Hall of Famer and Cuban legend Luis Tiant apparently played a key role in Yoan Moncado's decision to sign with the Red Sox. Story

"We're still working out the language; it needs to be agreed to by all parties," Hastings told ESPN.com on Monday morning. "I'm anticipating we're going to be able to sign."

An industry source confirmed Monday that Moncada's bonus is expected to be in the $30 million range, as reported by MLB.com.

Hastings, who had targeted Monday so Moncada could head to spring training as soon as possible, said he was unclear how soon Moncada would be able to get to Fort Myers, Fla., site of Red Sox spring training.

When asked if it could be as soon as Tuesday, Hastings said, "assuming everything is signed and agreed to, I know [Moncada] would [like to be there then]."

The Red Sox, who in August signed Cuban center fielder Rusney Castillo to a six-year, $72.5 million deal, had long been considered one of the favorites to sign Moncada. The New York Yankees also targeted Moncada and reportedly conducted multiple private workouts for him, including one late last week.

The Red Sox held a private workout for Moncada about two weeks ago. Among those in attendance was Red Sox Hall of Famer and Cuba native Luis Tiant.

Switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada, who turns 20 in May, hit .277 over two seasons in Cuba's Serie Nacional -- the island's top league.

"Tiant is a great ambassador for Boston," said Hastings, adding that Tiant and Moncada shared breakfast prior to the workout.

One National League executive told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that Moncada is "a younger Robinson Cano type with better speed and more positional versatility ... everything says this is a special kid."

As did most teams, the Red Sox worked Moncada out at third base, shortstop and second base, Hastings said. They also hit him some fly balls in the outfield.

It remains to be seen where the Red Sox will play him. The Sox would appear to be set at second base, shortstop and third base with Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts and Pablo Sandoval, and the outfield is also crowded.

Given his age and relative inexperience, the assumption is that Moncada will begin this season in the minor leagues, but the player has said he expects that stay to be short.

"This is a 19-year-old we're talking about. I would think they would want to put him in with players his own age rather than with big leaguers right off the bat," Hastings said. "They probably want him to get acclimated with people his own age, but that's not my call."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Moncada batted .277 in two seasons with Cienfuegos in Cuba's Serie Nacional before leaving the country last year with the permission of the Cuban government. He held a workout for a reported 70 to 100 MLB talent evaluators in Guatemala in November.

Moncada officially hit the open market last week when MLB eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before becoming eligible to sign with big league teams.

The Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Cubs, Rangers, Padres, Giants, Tigers, Braves, Brewers, Rays and Angels were among the teams that have scouted Moncada or invited him in for private workouts, according to sources and media reports.

"He's got a lot of ability and projects to be a quality player,'" Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "I don't think anybody disagrees with the ability. I would doubt there's any disagreement on the scouting assessment of the player. It just comes down to how much money you were willing to commit."
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2327 on: February 23, 2015, 11:07:51 PM »
Boston may want to check this guys dental records if there are any.

Nineteen in Cuba sometimes means twenty five here.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2328 on: March 01, 2015, 07:39:22 AM »
Cardinals update, Waino could miss opening day start due to abdominal strain. The injury isn't serious and he should be fine.

Randal Grichuk down with back stiffness, try's to take Jon Jays job in center.
Matt Holiday try's for twenty home runs in ten straight seasons.

Rumor has it the Cubs will be good this year.

Should be a great year in the Central.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2329 on: March 01, 2015, 12:00:37 PM »
Baseball is coming...Thankfully that usually means good weather !!!!
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2330 on: March 03, 2015, 11:31:06 AM »
Spring Training Games start this week, hopefully they bought snow shovels facepalm
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2331 on: March 03, 2015, 11:31:55 AM »
Giants and A's go at it today.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2332 on: March 04, 2015, 09:39:30 AM »
Just to hit the ball, and touch them all
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2333 on: March 04, 2015, 11:39:40 AM »
Wake me up when the bleachers are done at Wrigley.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2334 on: March 08, 2015, 05:24:06 AM »
The Rangers seem to be dropping like flies.  Less than a month after #1 prospect in universe (Profar) is ruled out for the season, Yu Darvish is out and awaiting Tommy John surgery.  Bad JuJu once they let Nolan Ryan slip away to the Astros.



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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2335 on: March 08, 2015, 05:25:56 AM »
The Ryan Express was the key.

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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2336 on: March 09, 2015, 03:23:32 PM »
Yeah,  certainly miss Nolan! Team has gone to the dumps now with injury after injury
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2337 on: March 10, 2015, 11:49:50 AM »
This year pitching in general is taking a hit with Darvish out for the season and possibly Lee. but on a bright note Matt Harvey looks ready to return.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2338 on: April 27, 2015, 07:37:26 AM »

Waino out for the year??   Huge loss for the Red Birds

Sorry Johnny.  The Cards were certainly on a roll.  It will be interesting to see how they fill that huge void
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2339 on: April 28, 2015, 11:57:20 AM »
Jonny

Yeah, the Cards always seem to have an abundant of pitching (rat bastages), so I expect someone to step up for them.  Huge shoes to fill however.

Don't know what is happening to the Crew.  !/2 of there expected lineup 1-6 is on the DL,  but even when they were in the lineup, they could not score runs.  My wife said that I had a better chance of scoring at a Convent than the Brewers do with a runner at 3rd and 1 out .  The hole they dug just may be deep enough to put them out of contention and it isn't even May     sigh

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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2340 on: April 28, 2015, 12:59:52 PM »
Convent!!!  haha1

Sad part is that it is probably true.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2341 on: April 28, 2015, 03:09:51 PM »
What's really strange is the Cubs could be in first place here directly.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2342 on: April 28, 2015, 07:26:05 PM »
What's really strange is the Cubs could be in first place here directly.
Holy Cow!
Convent!!!  haha1

Sad part is that it is probably true.


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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2343 on: April 28, 2015, 07:28:16 PM »
 
What's really strange is the Cubs could be in first place here directly.
Holy Cow!

Roger that.  In a rather sadistic way, I actually feel good for the Cubbie faithful.  They certainly deserve some excitement.


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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2344 on: May 10, 2015, 08:01:28 AM »
Happy Mothers Day Fore!
Your Mets are looking good.

Here's a tidbit I heard last night, the heads were talking about Lohse returning to St. Louis...
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I'm sure this would elate Brewers fans.

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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2345 on: May 11, 2015, 09:37:23 AM »
I like Lohse. Hope that's a rumor.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2346 on: April 05, 2017, 04:53:25 PM »
Glad the games count for real now!

Pirates lost their opener in Boston on Monday.  They battled back though from 5-0 down to having the tying man on in the 9th.  Game 2 tonight, the youngster Taillon is on the bump.
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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2347 on: April 05, 2017, 07:38:13 PM »
...................GO NATS GO......................


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Re: FORE'S Place... Baseball Chat
« Reply #2348 on: April 18, 2017, 07:21:18 AM »
Go Brew Crew
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« Reply #2349 on: April 18, 2017, 08:24:41 PM »
Been feast or famine for the Pirates so far..two series sweeps and two times being swept.  Dropped the opener in St. Louis last night.
Don't give up.  Don't ever give up.

If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.

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