Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Y2Jimmy0

FS: White Sox Interested in signing Cuban SS Yolbert Sanchez

Recommended Posts

7 minutes ago, ChiSoxJon said:

What's this guys ceiling? A MLB comparison? ETA? Seems like he's more of a proven fielder than hitter (Sounds like Cleuluis Rondon)

Just read an article that says his ceiling is a 8-10 HR guy that can play 2B, 3B, and SS...seems like a utility on a good team, odd to be coveted like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, GenericUserName said:

International bonus money is capped and that is kind of why a lot of people are mad. This guy just popped up this year (no one knew he was going to be available), and the Sox are willing to give him $2.5mm which means they still have that amount unallocated even though they have had two years in the penalty box to line up deals with better guys for this coming J2 period. So basically being rumored to be offering this guy $2.5mm means that we have only spent $2.5mm on other prospects even though most of the agreements have already taken place. This seems to line up with the fact that we aren't connected to any of the prospects on the top international amateur lists from any of the different sources.

Yep. It means we didn't go for quality or quantity despite having 2 years to focus only on this class.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to get excited about a guy who's ceiling is thought to be as a utility player. Sounds like the Sox are 'on the cheap' once again. This is becoming a bit too frequent now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Sarava said:

Hard to get excited about a guy who's ceiling is thought to be as a utility player. Sounds like the Sox are 'on the cheap' once again. This is becoming a bit too frequent now.

Isn't cheap but has a ceiling of a utility guy...don't get it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think people understand the ceiling/floor argument. If he's an 8-10 HR guy with elite defense at SS, his ceiling is higher than utility guy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

I don't think people understand the ceiling/floor argument. If he's an 8-10 HR guy with elite defense at SS, his ceiling is higher than utility guy. 

Well, he would at least need a decent AVG and OBP to go along with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah - the comp being thrown around was Jose Iglesias as a ceiling. That's an All-Star.

Also, this would not be the Sox being cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So this guy popped up out of no where and the sox all of a sudden have money......With their success in the Cuban market is it possible there's already been talks behind closed doors and thats why the sox haven't been linked to others? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Chainsmoker said:

We should consider signing a couple of his friends and family.  

Yeah, let’s pass on that strategy this time.  As has been proven, players choose money as the number one priority.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, 2nd_city_saint787 said:

So this guy popped up out of no where and the sox all of a sudden have money......With their success in the Cuban market is it possible there's already been talks behind closed doors and thats why the sox haven't been linked to others? 

They don't need to be behind closed doors. He is eligible to sign at any time but the Orioles are basically the only team with any cap left so it sounds like he is waiting until the next period for more teams.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Harper2Sox said:

Yeah, let’s pass on that strategy this time.  As has been proven, players choose money as the number one priority.

In this case it could have actually worked out for us. He is friends with the Mesa brothers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, GenericUserName said:

They don't need to be behind closed doors. He is eligible to sign at any time but the Orioles are basically the only team with any cap left so it sounds like he is waiting until the next period for more teams.

I believe I read that he has to wait until July 2nd if he wants more teams to have money available.

Edited by Harper2Sox

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Harper2Sox said:

He can’t sign until July 2nd.

No, he was ruled eligible a couple months ago.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/01/cuban-shortstop-yolbert-sanchez-cleared-to-sign-with-mlb-teams.html

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/instagraphs/cuban-defector-ss-yolbert-sanchez-cleared-to-sign/

Edited by GenericUserName

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cuban deal is a no-go due to our trade embargo and unohoo.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, pcq said:

Cuban deal is a no-go due to our trade embargo and unohoo.  

I don’t believe he is affected by this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×