Thursday, February 19, 2015


Just a quick note about Yoan Moncada and the Yankees.  The Yanks have given Moncada a second workout.  Me likey...

According to the New York Post:

"The Yankees took a second look at Yoan Moncada early Wednesday evening during a George M. Steinbrenner Field workout, The Post has learned.

Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the 19-year-old free agent, a switch-hitting infielder from Cuba, showcased his skills for the Yankees, who were intrigued enough to see him again.

The Yankees’ talent evaluators like Moncada, but the organization is leery of the money it might take to sign him. It has been speculated the second baseman could command a $30 million signing bonus. For the Yankees and Dodgers, who are among the teams with interest in Moncada — along with the Red Sox and Padres — a $30 million bonus would mean it would cost them $60 million because the Yankees and Dodgers have exceeded their international signing limits during this signing period, which expires in July.

Wednesday’s workout could mean the Yankees want to make sure about Moncada before offering him a contract."

All of this makes sense.  Hell, you don't throw money at a guy without knowing what you're buying. It's a smart move, but I do worry about whether or not the Yankee will offer this guy a deal.  From everything I know, and age and athletics are a big part of it, I say they need to go for it. It would make the winter complete.

We'll just have to see what happens... but I wanted to at least tell you about it.

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