"Yoan Moncada is doing a private workout."
"Yoan Moncada is getting interest."... what's next...
"Yoan Moncada took a B.M."
Maybe. Bottom line, we are constantly tryting to feed the reader any nugget about this guy and it's getting annoying. Sorry in advance.
The LA Times has this report about Yoan close to choosing, but he's fielding offers right now. Excuse the Dodgers element here, but this is coming from the LA Times, so take from it what you will:
"Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada is expecting to field contract offers over the next two weeks and could sign with a team soon after, his agent said Tuesday.
'I’m hoping, certainly, that by the end of next week, we’ll have a much clearer picture of where he will sign,' said Moncada’s Florida-based representative, David Hastings. The Dodgers are among the teams that have worked out Moncada, a 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder who has drawn comparisons to talents such as Yasiel Puig and Jorge Soler. The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres are also believed to be interested.
Major League Baseball recently cleared Moncada to sign. He could land a bonus of more than $30 million.
'I’m kind of hoping we’re at the final end of the process,' Hastings said. 'I hope I will be able to get Yoan into a team’s spring-training practice as soon as possible.'You gotta wonder what the Yankees will be willing to pony up for this guy. I was taken by some great comments the other day on BYB. Check these out:
As Moncada nears his decision, the Dodgers will have to make one of their own -- namely, whether Moncada is worth the cost and penalties that are tied."
Steve B wrote:
"With The Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox and now the Padres, I'm predicting the winning bid will be $60 million (with the tax, the total will be $120 million)...Regardless, the Yankees MUST get Moncada."Mike Darwin wrote:
" If it gets that high I think the Yankees walk away, and I wouldn't blame them. Anything under $50m there is no excuse, unless Yoan leaves money on the table."Thanks to Steve and Mike.
It comes down to one thing; Will the Yankees pay big money for this guy? If they do, most likely they get Yoan, right? If they don't... you have to assume Yoan will move on.
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