Cuban Slugger Will Cause Bidding War

It's possible the most intriguing free agent to hit the open market this offseason is going to be a player who the casual baseball fan has never heard of.

  • Padres showing interest in Cuban 2B
    The GM attended at least one showcase for Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas ... though wealthier teams such as the Yankees have an advantage in bidding for the 19-year-old. “We have definitely expanded our international focus under A.J.,” Padres executive ...
    01/26/2015 - 5:38 am | View Link
  • Diamondbacks Reach Deal with Cuban Slugger Tomas
    The agreement has a provision that will allow the slugger to become a free agent following his fourth ... Yoenis Cespedes and Castillo. Tomas’ bidding fell well short of expectations and the inclusion of an opt-out was probably the clinching detail ...
    11/26/2014 - 1:04 am | View Link
  • Yasmany Tomas Rumors: San Francisco Giants Joining Sweepstakes For Cuban Power Hitter?
    Reports have surfaced that the San Francisco Giants would be involved in the bidding for the international slugger if they lost third baseman Pablo Sandoval to free agency. Today, Sandoval signed a five-year, $100 million deal to join the Boston Red Sox ...
    11/24/2014 - 4:47 am | View Link
  • Yasmani Tomas Rumors: Latest Buzz on Teams Pursuing Cuban Prospect
    It also means that the bidding war to sign the soon-to-be 24-year-old ... They have shown interest in Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas, a 24-year-old slugger who has wowed observers at recent workouts in the Dominican Republic and drawn comparisons to ...
    11/12/2014 - 2:36 pm | View Link
  • Cuban slugger likely won't be coming to Phillies
    and the same motivation the Phillies have to pursue the Cuban slugger aggressively is shared with the rest of the teams that will pursue him. Twenty-three-year old outfielders with the potential to hit .300 with 30 home runs are not typically available on ...
    09/18/2014 - 12:01 am | View Link
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  • HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015 | HardballTalk
    Presented today is a look at this winter’s top 150 free agents. I’m excluding players whose options are certain to be picked up, though most of those ...
    01/29/2015 - 10:29 pm | View Website
  • Cuban League
    The Cuban League was one of the earliest and longest lasting professional baseball leagues outside of the United States, operating in Cuba from 1878 to 1961. The ...
    01/29/2015 - 7:35 am | View Website
  • Dolf Luque | SABR
    Baseball was already a fixture on the Cuban scene by the early 1870s and it had arrived burdened with its own home-grown Cuban apostles and its own full-blown and ...
    01/29/2015 - 4:43 am | View Website
  • Cuba's Jose Abreu migh be the best offensive weapon on the ...
    Abreu plays for Cienfuegos in Serie Nacional, Cuba’s top baseball league. He put up those unfathomable numbers last year, despite Serie Nacional’s schedule only ...
    01/29/2015 - 2:05 am | View Website
  • List of baseball players who defected from Cuba ...
    This is a list of notable Cuban baseball players who have defected since the beginning of Fidel Castro's presidency. Prior to the Cuban Revolution, which saw Castro ...
    01/26/2015 - 5:44 am | View Website
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