HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > New York Rangers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

OT Yanks sign #1 foreign free agent

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-03-2006, 06:31 PM
  #1
DarthSather99
Registered User
 
DarthSather99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 3,261
vCash: 500
OT Yanks sign #1 foreign free agent

The Yankees signed #1 foreign free agent Jesus Montero today. He's 6'3 about 220 lbs and only 16. A catcher by trade, might move to 1B/DH. Approx signing bonus of $2.2 M

http://yankees.scout.com/2/544123.html

The Yanks continue to "rebuild" their farm ........

DarthSather99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:06 PM
  #2
The New Originals
Registered User
 
The New Originals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: A.V. Land
Country: United States
Posts: 4,960
vCash: 500
holy crap

The New Originals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:08 PM
  #3
MisterUnspoken
Vintage
 
MisterUnspoken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Orlando, FL
Country: United States
Posts: 10,078
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to MisterUnspoken
There they go buying another championship

MisterUnspoken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:10 PM
  #4
RangerBoy
#freejtmiller
 
RangerBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 31,865
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthSather99 View Post
The Yankees signed #1 foreign free agent Jesus Montero today. He's 6'3 about 220 lbs and only 16. A catcher by trade, might move to 1B/DH. Approx signing bonus of $2.2 M

http://yankees.scout.com/2/544123.html

The Yanks continue to "rebuild" their farm ........
The Yankees are denying the $2.2 million bonus report

Quote:
The Yankees signed Venezuelan catcher Jesus Montero for what one source said was a $2.2 million bonus. Yankees senior VP of baseball operations Mark Newman reportedly disputed that amount, saying it was an even $2 million.
http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/261870.html

This happened over the weekend

RangerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:13 PM
  #5
RangerBoy
#freejtmiller
 
RangerBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 31,865
vCash: 500
Quote:
The Bombers inked Venezuelan catcher Jesus Montero almost immediately after the international signing period opened late Saturday night, sources said.
Montero, 16, is a right-handed hitter with tremendous power, according to scouts and the Yanks lured him away from the Mets and Red Sox, sources said, by offering the top bid of $2 million
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/st...p-364167c.html

RangerBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:22 PM
  #6
NYRangers
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,853
vCash: 500
1 out of 8 international signed players ages 16-17 make it









to AAA (seriously)

NYRangers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 07:24 PM
  #7
BrooklynRangersFan
Change is good.
 
BrooklynRangersFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brooklyn of course
Country: United States
Posts: 10,452
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRangers View Post
1 out of 8 international signed players ages 16-17 make it









to AAA (seriously)
What are the stats, though on the #1 international 16-17 FA? I know that Alfonso Soriano was one such...

BrooklynRangersFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 09:17 PM
  #8
ATLANTARANGER*
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, B&R in NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 3,649
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooklynRangerFan View Post
What are the stats, though on the #1 international 16-17 FA? I know that Alfonso Soriano was one such...

Bernie Williams was quite young. The caribean(sp) players are an exception. You see quite a number of them signed as babies and pan out.

ATLANTARANGER* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 09:47 PM
  #9
DarthSather99
Registered User
 
DarthSather99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 3,261
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRangers View Post
1 out of 8 international signed players ages 16-17 make it









to AAA (seriously)
then some of them turn out to be like Cabrera from Florida. The Yanks currently have an outstanding outfielder at Charleston (Single A), Tabata. Get to know him, he's like 17 and supposed to have the potential of Manny Ramirez...without the attitude.

Because of the success of Tabata and some others(Wang) within the organization Cashman/Steinbrenner are starting to be more aggressive with the International players.

DarthSather99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 09:59 PM
  #10
DarthSather99
Registered User
 
DarthSather99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 3,261
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooklynRangerFan View Post
What are the stats, though on the #1 international 16-17 FA? I know that Alfonso Soriano was one such...
no stats yet as he is only 16 and hasn't player pro yet. Supposedly he ripped on some of the Yanks young pitchers during spring training intra squad games...going 3-4 single, double and a monstrous 2 run homer of Rolondo Japa (AA). Supposedly the Yank prospects were in awe of this guys potential at age 15-16.

DarthSather99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 10:21 PM
  #11
in the hall
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,009
vCash: 500
Just to keep you guys grounded, Melky Cabrera was the top amateur signing back in the day.

Some good ones to note:
Alfonso Soriano
Felix Hernandez

in the hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 10:27 PM
  #12
DarthSather99
Registered User
 
DarthSather99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: NYC
Country: United States
Posts: 3,261
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by in the hall View Post
Just to keep you guys grounded, Melky Cabrera was the top amateur signing back in the day.

Some good ones to note:
Alfonso Soriano
Felix Hernandez
Cabrera hasn't been to shabby being a "21 year old" thrown into the fire on a championship calibur team with the pressure to win NOW. He's played much better than the recently demoted, much higher rated Milledge of the Mets. Cabrera will be a Major League player and has proven he can play. Where would the Yanks be without him at this point?

DarthSather99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 10:36 PM
  #13
CM Lundqvist
Best In The World
 
CM Lundqvist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 8,663
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRangers View Post
1 out of 8 international signed players ages 16-17 make it

to AAA (seriously)
Williams, Posada, Duque, Felix Hernandez of Seattle, Francisco Liriano, Livan Hernandez... I could go on and on.

There are a LOT of carribean players that have been signed as international free agents that make it.

CM Lundqvist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-03-2006, 10:47 PM
  #14
303Joe
Registered User
 
303Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Port Jefferson, NY
Country: United States
Posts: 1,291
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthSather99 View Post
The Yankees signed #1 foreign free agent Jesus Montero today. He's 6'3 about 220 lbs and only 16. A catcher by trade, might move to 1B/DH. Approx signing bonus of $2.2 M

http://yankees.scout.com/2/544123.html

The Yanks continue to "rebuild" their farm ........
Can he skate??? Holy crap look at the size of the kid. Get him on skates and teach him how to bury shoulders into guys at the blueline.

303Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:28 AM
  #15
Forever Blue
Registered User
 
Forever Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New York
Country: United States
Posts: 1,043
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthSather99 View Post
Get to know him, he's like 17 and supposed to have the potential of Manny Ramirez...without the attitude.
I've heard from more than one scout that he's Manny Ramirez with speed and good defense, and without the attitude. Of course a lot can happen between now and the time he's called up, but he will be a top 10 prospect in all of baseball in the not so distant future.

Forever Blue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:29 AM
  #16
in the hall
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,009
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Save By Richter View Post
I've heard from more than one scout that he's Manny Ramirez with speed and good defense, and without the attitude. Of course a lot can happen between now and the time he's called up, but he will be a top 10 prospect in all of baseball in the not so distant future.
puhhlease and last season the Mets signed Ted Williams with speed. You clearly don't have access to these scouts.

in the hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:31 AM
  #17
in the hall
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,009
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarthSather99 View Post
Cabrera hasn't been to shabby being a "21 year old" thrown into the fire on a championship calibur team with the pressure to win NOW. He's played much better than the recently demoted, much higher rated Milledge of the Mets. Cabrera will be a Major League player and has proven he can play. Where would the Yanks be without him at this point?
Are you kidding?

Cabrera has nice tools but he doesn't compare to Lastings Milledge. My point is he was the next Manram or some other superstar (see post above) but clearly is not.

There are many high profiled signings that have never resulted in anything.

in the hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:38 AM
  #18
Choice
Registered User
 
Choice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: nyc
Country: Lithuania
Posts: 3,459
vCash: 500
Didnt the Yankees have a third baseman of the future named Drew Henson? And he came out of the draft.

This would be interesting if the #1 foreign free agent was some cuban or japanese guy old enough to step in. A Contreras or Matsui.

And I think Soriano signed when he was older than 16 because he played at least a year in Japan.

Choice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:38 AM
  #19
The New Originals
Registered User
 
The New Originals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: A.V. Land
Country: United States
Posts: 4,960
vCash: 500
Cabrera has already proven himself to being MLB caliber while Milledge hasn't. Maybe in the future he won't compare to him, but right now, Cabrera is the better player.

I think Drew Henson decided to play football instead.

The New Originals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:42 AM
  #20
Choice
Registered User
 
Choice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: nyc
Country: Lithuania
Posts: 3,459
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyChoice View Post

I think Drew Henson decided to play football instead.

Because he couldnt crack baseball.

Choice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:42 AM
  #21
HF_Rangers
Registered User
 
HF_Rangers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edinboro
Country: United States
Posts: 752
vCash: 500
IIRC, Jose Reyes was a 16-17 year old signing for the Mets. Many of these players do pan out and I think the Yankees made a good catch here. If this kid is indeed not catching, I think this means catching phenom Francisco Pena, the son of Tony... could become a Yankee as well.

HF_Rangers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:44 AM
  #22
Choice
Registered User
 
Choice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: nyc
Country: Lithuania
Posts: 3,459
vCash: 500
Pretty much any dominican player was a 16-17 year old signing because they dont have to be drafted.

Choice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 12:46 AM
  #23
xander
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Section A Lynah Rink
Posts: 4,081
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by nothingasitseems View Post
Cabrera has already proven himself to being MLB caliber while Milledge hasn't. Maybe in the future he won't compare to him, but right now, Cabrera is the better player.

I think Drew Henson decided to play football instead.
please, Cabrera's in the majors because the yankees outfield is wracked with injuries, not because he forced his way onto the roster. Milledge wasn't perfect in his time up be he was impressive. He was sent down because Floyd and Nady came back off the DL, and the mets didn't want a promising prospect riding the bench. He'll be back in september and he'll most likely take over floyd's spot next year.


Last edited by xander: 07-04-2006 at 01:40 AM.
xander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 01:24 AM
  #24
The New Originals
Registered User
 
The New Originals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: A.V. Land
Country: United States
Posts: 4,960
vCash: 500
Have you actually watched the Yankees this year? When Matsui and Sheffield come back, Cabrera will be kept on the team because he has shown that he can play in the majors. Milledge isn't ready yet. Cabrera is better than Milledge.

The New Originals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
07-04-2006, 01:30 AM
  #25
CM Lundqvist
Best In The World
 
CM Lundqvist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island
Country: United States
Posts: 8,663
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by xander View Post
please, Cabrera's in the majors because the yankees outfield is wracked with injuries, not because he forced his way onto the roster. Milledge wasn't perfect in his time up be he was impressive. He was sent down because Floyd and Xady came back off the DL, and the mets didn't want a promising prospect riding the bench. He'll be back in september and he'll most likely take over floyd's spot next year.
Why don't you ask Manny Ramirez how good Cabrera is. Believe me, he may be on the team because of injury, but he's played better defensively than any Yankee outfielder has this season so far with the exception of Johnny Damon.

You obviously don't watch the Yankees enough, or have a terrible bias against them.

Milledge might be the more complete player one day, but as of right now, he's right. Cabrera is that step ahead of Milledge right now. He would have been sent down, and a trade for Abreu or Burrell would have happened if he wasn't MLB caliber at this point.

CM Lundqvist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.