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.

  • Diminishing power not just an Indians issue - Cleveland Indians
    ... did not make a serious run at slugger Nelson Cruz ... bidding wars Jose Abreu and Yoenis Cespedes . This offseason, Cruz, Victor Martinez and ...
    10/16/2014 - 12:35 pm | View Link
  • Tigers' outfield needs fixing; Here are five repairs that could work - Daily Tribune
    ... to fix that corner outfield production would be to enter the bidding for the newest Cuban defector on the open market, slugger Yasmani Thomas.
    10/8/2014 - 7:15 am | View Link
  • Latest Madden: Even with aging sluggers and empty farm system, ... - New York Daily News
    ... the wild card playoff against the A’s) and go after the latest Cuban defector slugger, Yasmani Tomas, if the bidding, as expected, gets into...
    10/4/2014 - 11:09 am | View Link
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  • Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo: Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas Has ‘Ton Of Power’
    A bidding war for the outfielder seems inevitable ... $68 million contract that Cuban slugger Jose Abreu signed with the Chicago White Sox last offseason. Clearly, clubs are viewing international free agents in a different light these days and Tomas ...
    09/20/2014 - 6:25 pm | View Link
  • Cuban slugger likely won't be coming to Phillies
    It would not be surprising in the least to see the bidding for Tomas to reach 7 years and $105 million. The Phillies can afford that kind of commitment. But so can a number of other teams, many of whom will enter the negotiations having laid a far more ...
    09/18/2014 - 12:01 am | View Link
  • Mets to scout Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas
    The Mets may only be window shopping, but they’re sending scouts to a showcase for Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas ... they would not survive a bidding war among other teams. is reporting that the price tag could be over $100 million.
    09/17/2014 - 8:30 pm | View Link
  • Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to join Red Sox after signing $72.5 million deal
    The Boston Red Sox won the bidding for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo ... The contract is a record for a Cuban player, topping the six-year, $68 million deal slugger Jose Abreu agreed to last year with the Chicago White Sox. Castillo defected from ...
    08/22/2014 - 11:24 am | View Link
  • White Sox win bidding war for Cuban slugger Jose Abreu
    Jose Abreu is about to become the latest Cuban baseball star to hit big money in the major leagues. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the 26-year-old first baseman is finalizing terms on a contract with the Chicago White Sox that will pay him $68 ...
    10/18/2013 - 4:11 am | View Link
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  • The Best Hitter You’ve Never Heard Of
    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 ...
    10/22/2014 - 5:53 am | View Website
  • How Hyped Defector Yasmani Tomas Compares to Recent Cuban ...
    How Hyped Defector Yasmani Tomas Compares to Recent Cuban Phenoms By Mike Rosenbaum, MLB Prospects Lead Writer Jul 1, 2014
    10/21/2014 - 9:46 pm | View Website
  • Mets Will Have Three Scouts At Yasmani Tomas Showcase ...
    Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas will have his showcase in the Dominican Republic this Sunday, and while most teams including the Mets are expected to have a look, his ...
    10/21/2014 - 9:25 pm | View Website
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