Friday, January 30, 2015
THE RAYS MAY BE IN ON YOAN MONCADA
Quick note... because I know many of you are very excited about the possibility of the Yankees trying to snag 19 year old Cuban stud Yoan Moncada. Apparently the Tampa Bay Rays checked in on him recently too. This comes after clubs like the Yankees, Giants and Red Sox all gave him private workouts. Now apparently, the Rays are doing the same.
According to the Tampa Bay Times:
"The Rays most likely can't afford to sign Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but they took at him Wednesday during a private workout at the Trop anyway.
Moncada showed impressive power in front of a group of team officials, including baseball operations president Matt Silverman.
Still awaiting clearance to sign with an MLB team, Moncada, 19, is expected to get a deal worth at least $30- to $40-million. He has worked out for several other teams, a list that reportedly includes the Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Giants and possibly the Cubs. Moncada is considered among the best players to leave Cuba."
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times always has his finger on the pulse which is why I wanted to at least bring you this nugget on Moncada and the Rays this morning.
It's all very interesting as the sweepstakes tighten up. All I have to say is... "Come on Yanks... get this kid."
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