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16 minutes ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

Just based on my googling, he is a very small guy with little power and great/walk.  Bats left.  Anyone with an idea on defense? Sooo likely a Madrigal comp., conveniently, with a bit more pop?

I don't think we need a superstar at 2B.  I just continue to assume the Sox will do the right thing and sign Conforto.  With Conforto in hand, you can go any number of directions for 2B. Prieto would be a super interesting add for 2B, along with a bench piece like Josh Harrison, Jose Iglesias, Chris Owings or Niko Goodrum to help fill the gap until he's ready or just give us a little insurance.  That only make sense (in the short term) assuming Prieto is 1) close to MLB ready (he is 22 already) and 2) can actually play stateside in 22.   Even if the answer to one or both of those is no, its still a name worth monitoring. 

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26 minutes ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

Just based on my googling, he is a very small guy with little power and great/walk.  Bats left.  Anyone with an idea on defense? Sooo likely a Madrigal comp., conveniently, with a bit more pop?

Sounds like Adam Frazier

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Badlers top 50 dropped. Colas at 5, Hernandez at 42.

Nice we are getting some left handed bats in the system between Montgomery, Kath, Colas, and Hernandez.

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1 hour ago, bmags said:

Badlers top 50 dropped. Colas at 5, Hernandez at 42.

Nice we are getting some left handed bats in the system between Montgomery, Kath, Colas, and Hernandez.

Easily our best group of left-handed hitting prospects I can remember in my lifetime.

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2 hours ago, bmags said:

Badlers top 50 dropped. Colas at 5, Hernandez at 42.

Nice we are getting some left handed bats in the system between Montgomery, Kath, Colas, and Hernandez.

That's kinda disappointing.  The report on Hernandez seemed way more positive than #42, though it really is a crazy space.

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23 minutes ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

Is Hernandez that super young OF? 

Yes he is

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12 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

That's kinda disappointing.  The report on Hernandez seemed way more positive than #42, though it really is a crazy space.

eh, not a big deal. Paddy gave a kid a big bonus, I expect a lot out of him.

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2 hours ago, bmags said:

Badlers top 50 dropped. Colas at 5, Hernandez at 42.

Nice we are getting some left handed bats in the system between Montgomery, Kath, Colas, and Hernandez.

FWIW: Baseball America's big board ranks players by signing bonus now instead of as a true talent ranking. 

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7 minutes ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

FWIW: Baseball America's big board ranks players by signing bonus now instead of as a true talent ranking. 

That's really good to know.

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7 minutes ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

FWIW: Baseball America's big board ranks players by signing bonus now instead of as a true talent ranking. 

Ah, I didn't read the beginning but I thought since there was such a delay they had done talent rankings. Makes sense.

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6 minutes ago, bmags said:

Ah, I didn't read the beginning but I thought since there was such a delay they had done talent rankings. Makes sense.

I think he just started to feel uncomfortable with the subjectivity of the whole thing and he hasn't seen a lot of these guys since they were like 14-15 so he doesn't want to be super wrong if they suddenly grew like 6 inches or something. Also, the situation in Venezuela is really bad and it's actually dangerous to say that "Venezuelan shortstop X will soon have $5 million" etc because it's a legit danger to their family potentially. 

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1 hour ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

I think he just started to feel uncomfortable with the subjectivity of the whole thing and he hasn't seen a lot of these guys since they were like 14-15 so he doesn't want to be super wrong if they suddenly grew like 6 inches or something. Also, the situation in Venezuela is really bad and it's actually dangerous to say that "Venezuelan shortstop X will soon have $5 million" etc because it's a legit danger to their family potentially. 

I take it no more information has slid out of the rest of the signings?

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15 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

I take it no more information has slid out of the rest of the signings?

I have no idea what they're doing with the rest of their money. I've heard that they like Cesar Prieto but I don't think they have enough $$ for that. I'm assuming they have multiple $400-$600K signings that I don't know about 

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1 hour ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

I have no idea what they're doing with the rest of their money. I've heard that they like Cesar Prieto but I don't think they have enough $$ for that. I'm assuming they have multiple $400-$600K signings that I don't know about 

They'll probably trade it for Nate Jones.

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1 hour ago, Y2Jimmy0 said:

I have no idea what they're doing with the rest of their money. I've heard that they like Cesar Prieto but I don't think they have enough $$ for that. I'm assuming they have multiple $400-$600K signings that I don't know about 

How much do you expect Prieto to get?  2 million?

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Paddy's work is by far the most complicated for me. I find it both incredibly productive and needlessly limited. The man brings in some of the biggest stars in the game in tatis, robert and abreu, has found some nice prospects when he had no money periods in Jose Rodriguez...

and routinely punts on so much money. Not sure if it's him, but crazy that he doesn't want a more aggressive backing.

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5 hours ago, turnin' two said:

They'll probably trade it for Nate Jones.

Even I'm not that cynical.  Had to laugh, though.

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3 hours ago, bmags said:

Paddy's work is by far the most complicated for me. I find it both incredibly productive and needlessly limited. The man brings in some of the biggest stars in the game in tatis, robert and abreu, has found some nice prospects when he had no money periods in Jose Rodriguez...

and routinely punts on so much money. Not sure if it's him, but crazy that he doesn't want a more aggressive backing.

Yeah I’ll never understand their strategy 

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5 hours ago, bmags said:

Paddy's work is by far the most complicated for me. I find it both incredibly productive and needlessly limited. The man brings in some of the biggest stars in the game in tatis, robert and abreu, has found some nice prospects when he had no money periods in Jose Rodriguez...

and routinely punts on so much money. Not sure if it's him, but crazy that he doesn't want a more aggressive backing.

Mags, what do you mean here?  Is it the fact that we often traded international bonus money for low level prospects?  If so, I agree that it doesn't make sense.

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7 hours ago, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

How much do you expect Prieto to get?  2 million?

 

Well this blows. 

 

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23 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

Well this blows. 

 

Well, hopefully this means the Sox didn't have 750k left over this year.

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49 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

Well, hopefully this means the Sox didn't have 750k left over this year.

Yeah I'd have to believe that's the case, but we'll find out soon enough I suppose. 

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On 12/14/2021 at 8:27 AM, Y2Jimmy0 said:

 It’s US tax law though. The biggest issue appears to be that the contract is signed in January at the beginning of the calendar year. If it were July, it wouldn’t be much if an issue IMO 

Other than taxation, what would prevent Colas from playing major league baseball in the US this year?  Is the issue one involving tax law or immigration law?

For example, Is there a way for Colas to have income tax withheld (i.e., a central witholding agreement) which might satisfy tax liability?

 

 

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53 minutes ago, tray said:

Other than taxation, what would prevent Colas from playing major league baseball in the US this year?  Is the issue one involving tax law or immigration law?

For example, Is there a way for Colas to have income tax withheld (i.e., a central witholding agreement) which might satisfy tax liability?

 

 

I don’t know specifically. The Sox are giving him $2.7 million. He has residency in the DR but not the US. Since he’s signing in January, he’ll spend the year in the DR so he receives the majority of his bonus. If they brought him right over, he wouldn’t. Same thing happened with Vera, Yolbert, Robert, etc. I don’t have specifics as to why though. Anyone work in tax law? 

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