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MarkEdward
10-30-2003, 10:17 PM
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/news/031030cubandefectors.html

Pitcher Maels Rodriguez and second baseman Yobal Duenas are the players. Duenas is a bit too old (31), but Rodriguez looks like someone worth considering. He has had some injury problems, but he's only 24 and had a great K rate in Cuba.

voodoochile
10-30-2003, 10:22 PM
I wonder if the age factor might scare some people off from Duenas. He's an older, lesser prospect, so that means he is sure to end up on the Sox... :D:

SoxxoS
10-30-2003, 11:28 PM
If he is a switch hitter, that hits .100 points better on one side of the plate, you can GUARANTEE the Sox will sign him. :)

Brian26
10-31-2003, 12:02 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Pitcher Maels Rodriguez and second baseman Yobal Duenas are the players. Duenas is a bit too old (31), but Rodriguez looks like someone worth considering. He has had some injury problems, but he's only 24 and had a great K rate in Cuba.

Don't forget the conversion rate for Cuban age. 31 Cuban years actually equals 38 in US years. 24 in Cuban years equals 31 in US years. These guys should be playing with Warren Cromartie in Japan.

CubKilla
10-31-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by Brian26
Don't forget the conversion rate for Cuban age. 31 Cuban years actually equals 38 in US years. 24 in Cuban years equals 31 in US years. These guys should be playing with Warren Cromartie in Japan.

Isn't that conversion rate for the Dominican Republic or is that a standard measure for most of Latin America?

MHOUSE
10-31-2003, 11:48 AM
The 24 year old kid can top 100 mph it said. Billy Wagner style.

MarkEdward
10-31-2003, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by Brian26
Don't forget the conversion rate for Cuban age. 31 Cuban years actually equals 38 in US years. 24 in Cuban years equals 31 in US years. These guys should be playing with Warren Cromartie in Japan.

Um, am I missing something here...?

MRKARNO
10-31-2003, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by MHOUSE
The 24 year old kid can top 100 mph it said. Billy Wagner style.

He could before he got injured and was cut by the Cuban National team, which lead to his defection