Truth & Rumors > MLB

More Dominican ID fraud 'time bombs' to come?

Views
29394
Comments
36

11:05 AM ET 01.29 | Few in baseball were surprised that two well-established players had misrepresented themselves. The fear is that the problem could be much more widespread. One agent said more than a dozen players could soon lose their contracts because of age and identity issues. "These are like time bombs," Mark Newman, the Yankees' senior vice president for baseball operations, said by telephone from the Dominican Republic while scouting there last week. "But people are absolutely getting the message. Major League Baseball, the consulate and the major league clubs are all committed to this, and it will get better."

New York Times

Roberto Heredia, Icon SMI Roberto Heredia, Icon SMI
January 29, 2012  11:33 AM ET

Not really news. Guys like Renteria set this thing in motion - and having been to the Dominican a few times - it doesn't surprise me that these players come by fake IDs pretty easily.

January 29, 2012  11:47 AM ET

Just add three years to whatever they say they are and make your decisions from there.
This is not new.

January 29, 2012  11:49 AM ET

A form of cheating that is as fraudulent and guilty as Steriods

January 29, 2012  11:56 AM ET

Albert Pujols? Or shall I say Alfredo Ricardo Hernandez Estadia Dominquez.

January 29, 2012  12:01 PM ET

get rid of them liars

Comment #6 has been removed
January 29, 2012  12:31 PM ET

Major League Baseball is paying up to millions of dollars to some of these players.
I do not understand why they do not have these Dominican players (and others for that matter) take lie-detector tests to prove their ages. Hundreds of corporations and the federal government require millions of employees in this country to take lie-detector tests, and these employees receive much less compensation than these baseball players are receiving. If the ball players choose not to take the tests, let them work construction or pack groceries at the local supermarket.

January 29, 2012  01:07 PM ET

Alphonse Soriano plays and has bad knees as though he is 5 years older than claimed. Good luck getting rid of his contract (with 3 yaers at 18 million each and a full no-trade clause), Cubbies.

January 29, 2012  01:11 PM ET

It's not so much the age thing as that they gave false names or information to get their work visas which won't make it easy for them the next time around. Those that have been found to give false info are subject to deportation.

January 29, 2012  01:16 PM ET

Burn their agents also , charge them with criminal fraud . IRS , Immigration wire fraud, the list can be lengthy, but burn them !! Get them both on the polygraph after the contract agreement is
reached and before the official singing .

January 29, 2012  01:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Major League Baseball is paying up to millions of dollars to some of these players.I do not understand why they do not have these Dominican players (and others for that matter) take lie-detector tests to prove their ages. Hundreds of corporations and the federal government require millions of employees in this country to take lie-detector tests, and these employees receive much less compensation than these baseball players are receiving. If the ball players choose not to take the tests, let them work construction or pack groceries at the local supermarket.

Lie detectors aren't infailable which is why they can't be used as evidence in court and you can't make someone take one anyway.

Comment #12 has been removed
January 29, 2012  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A lie detector wouldn't do anything, the method can't even be used in a court of law, why don't people get this? This issue should be handled same as a regular immigration case. MLB has an obligation to the American legal system to bring these kids in legally. Or see to it that they have the resources to apply for a visa.

Look here genius...I'm not talking about using it in a court of law...I'm talking about Major League baseball using it to protect their own financial interests (knowing how old a player is before offering them millions of dollars)...corporations do this EVERY DAY...do you understand this??????yes, you cannot require someone to take one, but you can deny them employment if they don't....the federal government does it ALL THE TIME

January 29, 2012  02:45 PM ET

a lie its a lie, where can you go to hide? or where can you run without being running at all? you can't hide the truth because the darkness will vanish one's the light it shows up!!!

January 29, 2012  02:45 PM ET

Kill them all !!! Electric chairs!!!

January 29, 2012  02:45 PM ET

does anyone believe pujols is a day under 35?

January 29, 2012  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Albert Pujols? Or shall I say Alfredo Ricardo Hernandez Estadia Dominquez.

"You can call me anything. Just call me Al."

January 29, 2012  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Look here genius...

We are all geniuses on here. Like a Menza group of sports. I know I am. There is one guy on college football threads though that I think cheated on the test to get in.

January 29, 2012  03:02 PM ET

As long as there is another team waiting in the wings to sign a player the teams will continue to turn a blind eye towards this.

 
January 29, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Lying illegal aliens? Who wouldve guessed it?

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    'Melo wants to be wooed (like, Howard wooed)
    Views
    2048
    Comments
    1352
  2. 2
    Farrell defends Fenway's 'sleep room'
    Views
    1916
    Comments
    480
  3. 3
    Youthful Red Wings are rattled
    Views
    2045
    Comments
    291
  4. 4
    Cashman scratching his head over Pineda
    Views
    671
    Comments
    281
  5. 5
    Vogel coaching for his job
    Views
    423
    Comments
    235

SI.com

SI Photos