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Fastball23
07-19-2013, 08:33 AM
Jesse Sanchez ‏@JesseSanchezMLB 12h (https://twitter.com/JesseSanchezMLB/status/358016327740432384)
Source: #Indians (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Indians&src=hash), #Marlins (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Marlins&src=hash), #WhiteSox (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhiteSox&src=hash) among those interested in Cuban RHP Leandro Linares, 19. He'll fall under CBA int'l signing guidelines

blandman
07-19-2013, 12:27 PM
Well, he is represented by Jaime Torres, who we have signed a few Cuban free agents through.

The guy is supposedly looking at big big big money. With the way international signings are now, and the fines incurred for signing over your amount, not to mention the loss of the ability to sign next year...I would be shocked - I mean absolutely floored - if we signed this guy.

DirtySox
07-19-2013, 12:30 PM
The guy is supposedly looking at big big big money. With the way international signings are now, and the fines incurred for signing over your amount, not to mention the loss of the ability to sign next year...I would be shocked - I mean absolutely floored - if we signed this guy.

You don't really lose the ability to sign international free agents. It just limits the amount you can throw at a prospect to either 500,000 or 250,000 depending on the previous year's overage. It really isn't that harsh of a penalty, which is why the Cubs and Rangers had few qualms about exceeding their pool this year.

blandman
07-19-2013, 12:45 PM
You don't really lose the ability to sign international free agents. It just limits the amount you can throw at a prospect to either 500,000 or 250,000 depending on the previous year's overage. It really isn't that harsh of a penalty, which is why the Cubs and Rangers had few qualms about exceeding their pool this year.

Well, you won't sign any of the top guys for that...

I think this is moot. He's expected to contribute this season. Someone is going to give this kid a $30 - 50 million dollar contract. And the tax penalties on that would be through the roof.

Here, this page describes it pretty well. You're paying double for overage of your budget exceeding 15%. http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/penalties-for-exceeding-pools-depend-on-international-draft/

dickallen15
07-19-2013, 12:48 PM
Well, you won't sign any of the top guys for that...

I think this is moot. He's expected to contribute this season. Someone is going to give this kid a $30 - 50 million dollar contract. And the tax penalties on that would be through the roof.

You have the wrong Cuban pitcher. This one is a little cheaper.

blandman
07-19-2013, 12:49 PM
You have the wrong Cuban pitcher. This one is a little cheaper.

Ah. I assumed this was the guy that defected yesterday

Domeshot17
07-19-2013, 03:28 PM
Ah. I assumed this was the guy that defected yesterday

You still have the wrong guy, there are 3 right now:

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez - SP - is supposedly a BEAST and could be a Contreras who goes right to the pros, no INTL signing bonus needed, hes a true FA

Leandro Linares - SP - Young Cuban arm, solid talent, but not as polished, more of a true prospect

Misael Siverio - P - defected this week during the Cuban trip.....And from what his coach says, he is not really that good, he is just left handed. He was not a major part of their roster, but thinks he is going to make the bigs.

blandman
07-19-2013, 03:33 PM
You still have the wrong guy, there are 3 right now:

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez - SP - is supposedly a BEAST and could be a Contreras who goes right to the pros, no INTL signing bonus needed, hes a true FA

Leandro Linares - SP - Young Cuban arm, solid talent, but not as polished, more of a true prospect

Misael Siverio - P - defected this week during the Cuban trip.....And from what his coach says, he is not really that good, he is just left handed. He was not a major part of their roster, but thinks he is going to make the bigs.

Hahaha I give up

Fastball23
07-21-2013, 07:01 PM
Jesse Sanchez ‏@JesseSanchezMLB 1m (https://twitter.com/JesseSanchezMLB/status/359085159477297152)
#Indians (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Indians&src=hash) near deal with RHP Leando Linares, 19, of Cuba. He is subject to CBA international signing guidelines. http://wp.me/p1rXTf-8tCw (http://t.co/UfT4XQq3f6)