yoan moncada

Mike Petraglia
February 24, 2015 - 11:24 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Earlier in the week, Mike Napoli made the observation that there's a " good vibe " in Red Sox camp, even before the first full squad workout on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Napoli 's general manager agreed. "I think we have a lot of good players and a lot of motivated players here,"...
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John Tomase
February 24, 2015 - 9:21 am
Anyone wondering why the Red Sox are in the process of signing 19-year-old Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada to a record $31.5 million signing bonus (with matching $31.5 million penalty payment to Major League Baseball ), owner John Henry has an answer. In not so many words, Henry suggested Moncada is...
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February 24, 2015 - 3:29 am
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica joined Dennis & Callahan in studio Tuesday morning to discuss what is happening with the Yankees , especially Alex Rodriguez , and other sports matters. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page . Lupica wasn't...
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John Tomase
February 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm
According to agent David Hastings, in addition to Yoan Moncada, the Red Sox also plan to sign Cuban outfielder Carlos Mesa, whom Hastings describes as Moncada's mentor. The 27-year-outfielder spent three years in the Pirates system (2011-13), advancing as far as High A. He's a lifetime .215 hitter...
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John Tomase
February 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm
Florida CPA David Hastings just negotiated by far the largest signing bonus in history for an international free agent, getting Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada $31.5 million from the Red Sox . Given Hastings' lack of experience, it makes sense that rival agencies would try to steal Moncada right...
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John Tomase
February 23, 2015 - 3:54 pm
David Hastings, the agent for 19-year-old Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada, described how his client landed in Boston. Simply put, it came down to money. Hastings said the Red Sox were among four finalists for Moncada, joining the Yankees , Dodgers and Padres. Moncada liked all four teams equally, and...
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Rusney Castillo is impressed with potential new teammate Yoan Moncada. (WEEI.com photo)
John Tomase
February 23, 2015 - 10:17 am
Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo doesn't know Yoan Moncada particularly well '€“ they met at a Cuban All-Star Game in 2013 '€“ but Castillo remembers enough to be impressed with the newest member of the organization. "If it'€™s true -- obviously I don'€™t know anything for sure -- but if...
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Yoan Moncada
John Tomase
February 23, 2015 - 4:07 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Yoan Moncada Sweepstakes are over, and the Red Sox have won. According to a major league source, the Red Sox snared the 19-year-old infielder with a bonus in the range of $30 million, beating out the Yankees for the prized prospect's services. News of the deal was first...
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Rob Bradford
February 12, 2015 - 7:05 am
Where does phenom Yoan Moncada compare to baseball'€™s elite prospects? @jimcallisMLB weighs in: http://t.co/QXDf5M00gw pic.twitter.com/SR6NUla7Mp '€” MLB (@MLB) February 11, 2015 It appears as though Yoan Moncada isn't going to wait around, making the middle of next week potentially a semi-...
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November 20, 2014 - 11:00 am
One of the most interesting free agents this offseason is unlikely to open 2015 in the big leagues. Yoan Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban infielder who could receive a signing bonus of $30 million to $40 million (with teams paying a penalty of 100 percent on his bonus due to the rules governing...
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