Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Latest Cuban the Yankees Are Interested In & Won’t Sign

The New York Yankees have missed out on the likes of Yasmany Tomas, Yoan Moncada, Yoan Lopez, Rusney Castillo, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes and a load of other prospects that have come out of Cuba so rather than get excited about the fact that the team is interested in Cuban outfielder Eddy Julio Martinez I will prefer to take the pessimistic route this time around.

Martinez is 20 years old and could reach the $10 million plateau when he signs a contract this summer since at least seven or eight teams are interested. Along with the Yankees the Braves, Giants, Cubs, Nationals, Diamondbacks and White Sox have shown some degrees of interest with teams like the Red Sox lurking in the shadows.

It is unclear whether Martinez will be eligible to sign during this year’s signing period or next but if the negotiations go past July 2nd teams like the Yankees, Rays, Red Sox and others will be instantly out of the negotiations after exceeding their spending limit this signing period. If the guy becomes available before July 2nd then why not sign him? The Yankees have nothing to lose but money and Forbes and the rest of us know that will never be a problem as long as we are all alive in the Bronx. 

1 comment:

Sorry for the Capatcha... Blame the Russians :)