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(False report) Gourriel defection

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Postby MrSnider » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:53 pm

I think we should clearly place all international players into a draft, either their own international draft or into the draft with the American & Canadian players. This nonsense on big-market teams getting the best intl. prospects is absurd.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:28 pm

Yuliesky Gourriel Defection Rumor Untrue
Remember how we thought Cuban superstar Yuliesky Gourriel had defected? Not so, according to a couple of sources.

Prensa Latina indicates that Gourriel returned to Cuba on Thursday. And the Westchester Journal News calls the rumor "untrue" (scroll down). Thanks to RotoWire for the tip. Looks like one of the most intriguing free agents is not available, after all.
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Postby Starkmadfan » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:33 pm


Yankees: Gourriel
Mariners: Matsuzaka
Mets: Zito
Dodgers: Mussina

I actually read that the Yankees wanted Matsuzaka - granted, after that Hideki Irabu adventure......

If the Yanks don't re-sign Mussina................ :-[ :-/ :~( Watch, they'll replace Mussina with <insert name of a pitcher that beat us in the playoffs 5 years ago>........ :-t
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:34 pm

thedude wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
jbones733 wrote:where would Gourriel play on the yanks ???? w Cano, Jeter & Arod ?

Well, he's only 22 so I think he'll have some adjustment time. He has more upside than Cano imo. Also, isn't AROD getting traded???? lol ;-D

I think it likely that the Red Sox (with aging Lowell and Free Agent Lorretta) would sign Gourriel rather than the yankees.

If Pedroia can move back to SS, and this guy played 2B, that would be a fine duo. :-D ;-D
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