Quick Links: Matsui, Montero, Venditte, Sanchez

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Some quick links for you to read as you get ready to fire up the grill, if you haven’t already.

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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Some interesting stuff going on.

    The Fangraphs article is good, but Montero’s defense is better than the article lets on.

    • andrew

      But is it really? The knock on Montero is his defense, the article merely reiterates that by posting his stolen base statistics this year. Numbers don’t lie.

  • crawdaddie

    It appears that the Yankees really know this Sanchez kid which is why he’s starting in the states later this month.

    • pat

      They’ve probably known about this kid since he was like 10.

      • CB

        They’ve been on him since he was around 12. He’s been advanced for his age for several years. The team has evidently been following him for a while.

        • Mike bk

          this isnt going to turn out like Danny Almonte is it?

      • emac2

        I’m sure they were in on the initial breeding program

  • Tom Zig

    So how many times are we going to hear about this chapman fellow before he is able to be signed? Buster Olney has been going gaga over him.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      The Chapman thing is on the cnn.com home page.

      You’re looking at the biggest story of next off season.

      • Tom Zig

        I want to hear Fidel’s opinion on this.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Rebecca, I think it will be quicker. His agent will find a country to fast track his residency.

  • Ivan

    Well the article Montero was good.

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if he plays for the big league club next season this time of the year.

  • Jake H

    Montero is a beast.

    I wonder what agent Chapman will choose.

  • pat

    Hahah lars anderson only has 8 homers. You’d think he has like 30 or 40 by now.

  • Tom Zig

    So this Chapman character will be a free agent in the offseason?

    How do these contracts work? Can you sign him to like a 10 year deal? or is like signing a draft pick?

    • zs190

      like a normal free agent I think but they usually have a clause in the contract that prevents you from offering them arbitration at end of contract.

      • whozat

        They’re unrestricted free agents, yeah, which means that they go through the normal progression of 3 years, then three arbitration years, then they can declare free agency — unless, as you say, their agent negotiates a special clause, like some of the Japanese stars have done. I dunno if this kid will have enough leverage to do that, though he might. I’m sure he’ll be able to finagle a major league deal, though.

        • zs190

          I think you are still controlled for first 6 years in the majors even if you sign a major league deal shorter than 6 years though, so I don’t know what the significance of a major league deal is. Like if Brackman signs a 4 year major league deal, he’s still not a free agent after 4 years and would be subject to arbitration instead and I think that would apply to Chapman as well.

          Usually these international free agents (not the 7/2 types) don’t want that to happen so they get a clause in there.

  • whozat

    And I guess I have to eat some crow…I snarkily asserted that Sanchez would be in the DSL for a couple years when people on another thread asked when they could start looking for him in the GCL. Apparently, I was wrong.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Hey man, at least you admit it.

    • BigYank1

      I felt the same way you do, Sanchez coming to the States already is crazy(hopefully in a good way).

  • Mike bk

    I asked this earlier but i guess i will ask again here. what happens to murphy now? To me is is unlikely that Higgy would go to Charleston and Murphy SI, so is this is a split time thing or they dont think he is going to sign until late?

  • Cam

    Hey Mike, glad you enjoyed the link. Thanks for posting it!

  • http://mvn.com/pendingpinstripes Greg F.

    I think Tabata signed and went straight to the GCL. That would be the only explanation that he played there at age 16, right?

  • mick

    Montero had 3 hits tonight!!!

  • http://soxandpinstripes.com Angelo

    This is a bit shocking to me. Gary Sanchez joining the GCL just sounds crazy, the fact that he is even starting his professional career in 2 weeks sounds weird. The Yankees must think very highly of Sanchez and his advanced ability. He will join a few other interesting prospects in the GCL, Kevin De Leon, Eduardo Sosa, and Ramon Flores. If Sanchez some how manages to play really well I wonder if that means he will play in Charlston (low-A Ball) next season, at the age of 17….that would be ridiculous.

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