Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hector Olivera Signs With Dodgers

Like just about every bit of news these days, Jesse Sanchez announced on Twitter that Cuban infielder Hector Olivera has agreed to a six-year, $62.5 million contract, with the Dodgers.

So the Yankees have passed on yet another big-name Cuban free agent. Although, after passing on Yoan Moncada, it comes as little surprise to this Yankees fan.

The reports of his range and arm not being up to par is probably why the Yanks were never really interested. If that's true then Olivera may be destined for second base, where the team already has Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder just about ready to take that ball and run with it. Third base could be an option for Hector, but after signing Headley there's no immediate need there.

1 comment:

  1. Never wanted Olivera. He is almost on the wrong side of 30 years old, had questions regarding his UCL, ability to hit major league hitting consistently, and his defense. Moncada was a once in a lifetime talent, Olivera is the next Cuban bust in my opinion. Glad he's someone else's bust and not the next Kei Igawa knee jerk reaction.


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