View Full Version : Jays to invest heavy into International FAs

07-02-2010, 01:00 PM
•ESPN.com’s Keith Law hears that the Blue Jays are expected to spend aggressively on international prospects this summer.

•The Blue Jays have been tied to Gabriel Cenas, a Venezuelan third baseman and Pedro Perez, a Colombian third baseman, according to Law.

•They are also in on Eskarlin Vazquez, a Dominican outfielder who has captured the Giants’ attention. Law predicts Vazquez will get one of the summer’s top bonuses.

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The Pirates and Blue Jays are bidding on Mexican pitching prospect Luis Heredia, according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. A source tells Kovacevic that the Blue Jays offered the tall 15-year-old right-hander $2.8MM and the Pirates offered $2.5MM. The international signing period opens today, but Heredia cannot sign until August 16th of this year, when he turns 16.

Any teams interested in Heredia will have to negotiate with Veracruz, the Mexican team that currently owns his rights. Veracruz will keep three quarters of the bonus Heredia receives and controls the prospect’s future to a considerable extent.

The Yankees have also scouted Heredia, but the Pirates have been watching him for two years and are closer to the pitcher than any other team. Back in May, the Dodgers, Giants, Rangers and Mariners also appeared to have interest. The Pirates and Blue Jays have both scouted and invested in international prospects aggressively in recent years.

07-02-2010, 01:12 PM
awesome! if you hit on one or two guys over 5 years, it's money well spent, IMO... look at ubaldo in COL.... there'll be plenty of busts but you gotta get these kids early, in their teens...

North Yorker
07-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Good to hear. What about that Cardona guy that we were after and accused of tampering or something?

07-02-2010, 01:32 PM
Good to hear. What about that Cardona guy that we were after and accused of tampering or something?

Speaking of Adonis Cardona, July 2 (today) was the official date this signing could be announced. Wonder if it fell through?

07-02-2010, 01:46 PM
If we could net both Cardona, and Heredia.....that would be too awesome

07-02-2010, 03:01 PM
AA is an awesome GM. He is making this franchise better.

07-02-2010, 03:37 PM
Jpr never did jack **** on the international level!!!!!!

07-02-2010, 03:38 PM
This is a smart way to go. Hopefully we can find a few gems.

07-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Smart idea. Probably the only way that we can bring our farm system up to speed anytime soon.

07-02-2010, 04:10 PM
We should sign sum china-men. Toronto has a huge asian population. Maybe they will come out to the ballpark to see their countrymen. Look at ichiro

07-02-2010, 04:30 PM
15 ?

07-02-2010, 04:46 PM
how about me sign a real major league hitter who isnt out of his prime?

07-02-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm down

07-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Nice, I like what Alex is doing with the Jays.

07-03-2010, 02:14 AM
if it works it works :shrug:

07-03-2010, 02:21 AM
^or sometimes it doesn't.

Seriously, what happened with Adonis Cardona???

07-08-2010, 06:00 PM
signed another one
3B Gabriel Ceñas signs with blue jays


07-08-2010, 06:41 PM
^or sometimes it doesn't.

Seriously, what happened with Adonis Cardona???

Source told BA that he signed with the Jays for $2.8 million. Will be announced after all the paperwork is done with mlb.