Truth & Rumors > MLB

Cuban prospect may cost someone $60M

Views
8513
Comments
7

07:12 AM ET 06.27 | Looking back, the high price Los Angeles paid for Yasiel Puig seems relatively worth the cost over a small sample size. And the next Cuban contract could be for even more money. More scouts are due in Tijuana, Mexico, on Friday to watch Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a 26-year-old right-hander who is expected to sign soon. The word in the scouting community is that he could command as much as $60 million over five years. ... One scout who [attended a Gonzalez showcase last week] told CBSSports.com's Scott Miller that about 60 scouts watched Gonzalez at that showcase. The Red Sox alone sent eight scouts to evaluate Gonzalez, including general manager Ben Cherington. MLB.com reported the Rangers, Red Sox and Cubs all have serious interest in Gonzalez, but virtually every team in the game was represented.

CBS Sports

Yasiel Puig, Icon Sports Yasiel Puig, Icon Sports
June 27, 2013  07:32 AM ET

26 Years Old, Nor4Nutten but, Forgetaboutit!!!

June 27, 2013  07:42 AM ET

Just another case of the man keepin the brother down.

June 27, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Boston could put him in the rotation now with their current depth issues.

Comment #4 has been removed
June 27, 2013  01:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

26 Years Old, Nor4Nutten but, Forgetaboutit!!!

Some one is about to pay a big money?? Dodgers blue are all the way to Cuba country, :-) :-) :-) :-)

June 28, 2013  12:15 PM ET

If he were 22 like Puig, I'd be willing to give him that kind of money. His age scares me, especially since he's an M rather than a W when his front foot lands:
https://www.google.com/search?q=miguel+alfredo+gonzalez&safe=off&s ource=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=NrbNUdK6GfO-4APviIDIAw&ved=0CAk Q_AUoAQ&biw=1255&bih=1102#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=FYxrE9Djbh DBbM%3A%3BVOa6XnGLhcsb-M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fplayersofelbeisbolcubano.file s.wordpress.com%252F2011%252F10%252Fmiguel_alfredo_gonzalez_2011_09_03_worl d_cup.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fplayersofelbeisbolcubano.wordpress.com%252Fc ategory%252Fteam-cuba%252Fpage%252F4%252F%3B466%3B292

 
June 28, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Sorry, wrong paste. Here it is:
http://playersofelbeisbolcubano.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/miguel_alfredo _gonzalez_2011_09_03_world_cup.jpg

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
    2031
    Comments
    1352
  2. 2
    Farrell defends Fenway's 'sleep room'
    Views
    1894
    Comments
    480
  3. 3
    Youthful Red Wings are rattled
    Views
    2041
    Comments
    291
  4. 4
    Cashman scratching his head over Pineda
    Views
    653
    Comments
    248
  5. 5
    Vogel coaching for his job
    Views
    408
    Comments
    221

SI.com

SI Photos