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Posted: May 05, 2017, 1:18 PM Post
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https://twitter.com/MLBPipeline/status/ ... 1327364096

More proof that the Brewers are in on two OF's from the international signings..


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Posted: May 09, 2017, 10:58 AM Post
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http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... is-robert/

More on Luis Robert and where he will end up.. Looking like a good chance he is in the NL and it looks like he might even be in the NL Central to boot.


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Posted: May 09, 2017, 7:46 PM Post
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Really surprised by the lack of arms on list. The good news is there are probably some gems for cheaper out there for Brewers to steal. Have to figure there are more than 2 plus pitchers in the world in the international market.


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Posted: May 09, 2017, 7:58 PM Post
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it would be nice for the brewers to get a chance to add a pitcher or two can never have enough arms.


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 2:41 AM Post
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mattyo said:
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Per @BenBadler report, Brewers get $885,300 to spend on int'l talent in exchange for Damien Magnifico. That's the value of slot No. 15.


The more I look at this, the more curious this acquisition becomes because we have to use this by June 15.

First thing, most of the major international players have already signed. As someone noted, are there really that many quality prospects still available during this signing period? Perhaps there are - I just don't know the rules of who becomes eligible and when.

I do know that some guys become available at odd times - specifically the Cuban players who have had to take up residency in another country. It just takes time for them to get their residency, and then MLB to recognize them. Luis Robert is probably the most talented of these players. He's hoping to be cleared by June 15 by MLB to sign - thus he won't be subject to the new international spending limits.

However, he'll get a ton of money if he's declared a FA prior to June 15. Thus, it's likely that a team like San Diego - which has already committed $70-80M during the past year to international players - will just bite the bullet, give him $10M or $15M or whatever - and take the penalty. The extra $885,300 isn't going to land us a guy like Robert.

Again, are there other quality players that just haven't signed? And if there are, is the $885,300 really going to get them?

Again, let's say there is an international player or two the we really like. Why isn't a team like the Padres (or whoever) just outbid us? I mean, they've blown through $80M - why not $85M at this point?

So I'm not sure what the $885,300 does for us. Maybe it just allows us to add a bunch of lower ranked guys - but again, who are these players? If they were that good, why haven't they already signed? My only guess is that some players just emerge over the course of the past year, and we can use the money to try and get a few of them. I'm assuming we have a plan of some kind - so it will be interesting to see what we do.

It would have been nice if this had been for the next signing period - but such is life.


It's ridiculous enough to say this about the MLB draft after the top 10(sometimes not even in that case) much less when you're scouting 16 year old Latin American kids. There have been quite a few guys who've singed for pennies(figuratively) who've gone on to be studs while many of those bonus babies don't make it out of A ball. Kinda hard to say there's nobody good left. Maybe not as highly touted....maybe the Brewers would rather sign 10 guys and hope they can get an Arcia and a Peralta than a Lara.


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:48 PM Post
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Source: #Brewers finalizing deal with Cuban OF/1B Ernesto Martinez Jr., 17, for $925K. The left-handed hitting & throwing EMJ also pitches. https://twitter.com/jessesanchezmlb/sta ... 3139621888


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:47 PM Post
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So the international bonus slot from Baltimore might get used after all.

Magnifico for EMJ essentially.


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Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:02 PM Post
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http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullp ... 3%ADnez_Jr.

Looking at that profile from Baseball Reference and looking at some Baseball America rankings, it seems like Martinez was more highly regarded a couple years ago. Will be interesting to see if he can recapture some of that magic he showed in the 2014 Worlds.


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Posted: May 19, 2017, 8:08 AM Post
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Looks like more info on probable Brewer signings Larry Ernesto and Carlos Rodriguez. Hopefully says good things. It's behind a paywall so I can't read it.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... XEJ6XQk.97


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Posted: May 19, 2017, 9:13 AM Post
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The BA article linked there doesn't really say anything new about either Ernesto or Rodriguez.


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Posted: May 19, 2017, 11:57 AM Post
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https://twitter.com/AdamMcCalvy/status/ ... 0278945792

40 Second clip of EMJ taking some Batting practice.. Big Kid


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Posted: May 19, 2017, 1:57 PM Post
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Interesting. Does anyone have a sense why EMJ is signing so late in the cycle? I wonder what the circumstance is that caused him not to sign in the summer of 2016 but at the eleventh hour?

At least we have our answer as to what the Brewers were looking for when they traded for that cash slot for 16-17.

As for 2017-18, Ernesto sure looks talented when you see him swing. But then again Lara looks good in the team photo. But whether anything translates to actual performance remains to be seen. But Ernesto sure looks like he's worth investing in.

With Ernesto being a high upside potential outfielder, I'd hope the Brewers go elsewhere at 1-9, particularly pitcher or Pavin Smith rather than take Abell, Kendall, or Beck as everyone and their monkey has mocked.


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Posted: June 12, 2017, 3:03 PM Post
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First game at Rookie ball for Luis Robert and he hit a towering shot... should be interesting to watch him going forward


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Posted: June 20, 2017, 6:42 PM Post
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Can Ernesto play this year for the Brewers or does he have to wait until next year. I thought that was only for 16 year olds that the team had to wait a year before they can play in their organization or am I remembering something wrong here?


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Posted: June 21, 2017, 8:42 AM Post
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He can play, believe he is 17. He was in lineup for 1-2 games. Not sure if he went to Arizona or if he got injuried.


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Posted: June 21, 2017, 8:46 AM Post
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If you're talking about Ernesto Martinez, Jr., yes, he's eligible to play this year, and has.

If you're talking about Larry Ernesto, who will be signed on July 2, he won't be eligible to play until after this season.


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Posted: June 21, 2017, 9:35 AM Post
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And That said:
If you're talking about Ernesto Martinez, Jr., yes, he's eligible to play this year, and has.

If you're talking about Larry Ernesto, who will be signed on July 2, he won't be eligible to play until after this season.


Thanks and yes Ernesto Martinez. Forgot there was another Ernesto.


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Posted: June 26, 2017, 12:42 PM Post
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Jon Heyman‏Verified account @JonHeyman 29s29 seconds ago
Larry Ernesto, switch-hitting OF from the D.R., will sign with the brewers. deal expected to be for $1.7M.


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Posted: June 27, 2017, 10:38 AM Post
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Carlos Rodriguez rated #8 overall by Baseball America and Larry Ernesto checks in at #26

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... xkd1dpt.97


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Posted: June 27, 2017, 11:30 AM Post
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Carlos Rodriguez rated #8 overall by Baseball America and Larry Ernesto checks in at #26

http://www.baseballamerica.com/internat ... xkd1dpt.97


Are Brewers in on Rodriquez? That would be solid get! Weak year for international pitching


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