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bomber0104
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.

nstojic
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?

StealingSigns
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?

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

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

1hardcore
07-02-2010, 03:37 PM
Jpr never did jack **** on the international level!!!!!!

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

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

nithanyo
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

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

B2theRY
07-02-2010, 04:46 PM
how about me sign a real major league hitter who isnt out of his prime?

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

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

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

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

Seriously, what happened with Adonis Cardona???

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

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=9435

hurleyburley
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.