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    dont mess with the jesus dont_ya_know24's Avatar
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    Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2013/1/1...baseball-stats

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/video...58297&c_id=mlb

    I think this guy may want to be a millionaire one day, coming stateside is step-one.
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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    But last season's numbers were the ones that broke the scale. Davenport runs translations for Serie Nacional players, just as he does for Japanese league players, minor leaguers, and others not in the majors. He considers the competition in Serie Nacional to be equivalent to high-A ball in North America's minor leagues — the Carolina, California, and Florida leagues.
    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...-weapon-planet

    A .453 BA is still pretty goddamn ridiculous.

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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    i wonder how strict the drug testing policy is in cuba
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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    btw, some scouting reports have him as not nearly as athletic as cespedes... at best, he's a 1B/DH type

    alfredo despaigne is the one i'd keep my eyes on... similar video game like numbers but plays the OF
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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    i wonder how strict the drug testing policy is in cuba
    Do you think they have the resources to afford high end PEDs?

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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Do you think they have the resources to afford high end PEDs?
    It would be a damn shame if they don't...

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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Do you think they have the resources to afford high end PEDs?
    Somebody has those resources. And then expects a kickback when they sign a huge ML contract.
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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by effdamets View Post
    Somebody has those resources. And then expects a kickback when they sign a huge ML contract.
    Good point. I remember reading a great article about Cuban defectors by Michael Lewis (Moneyball). It's really long, but really interesting.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/f...baseball200807

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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Do you think they have the resources to afford high end PEDs?
    Not even sure they need "high-end" ones if they aren't testing in Cuba. But they do test at the WBC
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    Re: Jose Abreu, the Barry Bonds of Cuba

    only significant block on him is that he's old by prospect standards
    always reasonable

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