Yeah, I'm pretty lukewarm on it at this point, but definitely not upset. He was originally hyped a lot, but the Yankees decided to not even make him an offer when they saw him work out and they have an upcoming need at SS. I trust our scouting department more than theirs, but that's a red flag. There is also another scout that works exclusively in Cuba (don't remember where I saw this) that said that scouts that he was familiar with unanimously agreed he wouldn't be a big ML prospect. He's a AA, MAYBE AAA player right now. So, a 4 year deal at 5-7 mil/year is a bit much.
THAT SAID, I don't care how much we pay anybody so long as it doesn't impact our ability to fill other needs. I trust our FO wouldn't have done this if it would have prevented us from making other moves in the future. They could pay every minor leaguer $5 mil/year for all I care even though that's not market value, so long as it doesn't impact our ability to acquire and retain major league talent. So, the way I see it, they made a very expensive depth signing. I don't really have high hopes for him though.
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