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Postby George_Foreman » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:33 pm

well, the venezuelan's are going to have the best staff and the dominican is going to have the best lineup. beyond that, it's completely up in the air.

does anyone know if cuba will be allowed to play? or if the defectors (eg, contreras) will be able to play with the team?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:03 am

Getting noticed but hardly new. The Jays had a scout dedicated to the island - Espy Guerrero. He discovered and signed Damaso Garcia, Tony Fernandez, George Bell, Manny Lee, Nelson Liriano, Alfredo Griffin, Domingo Ramos, Nino Espinosa, Pedro Hernandez, Jose Nunez, Sil Campusano and Juan Guzman in the late 70s and the 80s.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:18 am

There is a good article comparing the teams from the US and DR somewhere on Baseball America... sorry I don't know the link... I seem to remember the conclusion being that the US would have a deeper squad with a full rotation and killer bullpen... while DR had some good pitching but not the same level...
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:29 pm

Wrveres - What are your thoughts about the Tigers signing Manny Crespo away from SD to be thier director of DR scouting?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=c ... type=story
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