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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:57 AM

Let the speculation begin... or become enhanced.

 

Baseball America's Ben Badler learned that the Twins have voided their $3 million deal with Dominican SS Jelfrey Marte for something that came out during a recent physical. According to the article, it is believed to be something related to his vision.

 

UPDATED - Per JJ Cooper, this does not give the Twins an extra $3 million. They have $3.2 million to spend internationally still. 

 

 

 

http://www.baseballa...p-jelfry-marte/

 

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#2 Tom Froemming

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:59 AM

Holy smokes! Do you ever remember anything like this happening, especially with such a high-profile signing? 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:00 AM

Wow, this is a potential game changer for the Twins... 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

Something must be in the works, and the Twins' front office? Sure are not acting like that of old....

 

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#5 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

Holy smokes! Do you ever remember anything like this happening, especially with such a high-profile signing? 

 

I'm sure it has. I can't think of an example. 


#6 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:06 AM

Please note... I have updated the original post after JJ Cooper tweeted that this does not give the Twins an extra $3 million. 

 

 

Likely, this decision on Marte was made a few weeks ago and that's why the Twins go to $3.2 million available... Otherwise, they would have been at $0.2 million.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:11 AM

Well, hopefully this does not blowup, on the Twins' medical staff as a misdiagnosis ;) 

Edited by Jerr, 15 November 2017 - 09:12 AM.

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#8 Tom Froemming

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:12 AM

Man, I sure hope the Twins are able to do something with that $. Kind of a bummer things didn't work out, Marte was a very highly thought of prospect. 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:16 AM

Real bummer. Hope the kid is ok in the long run. 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:18 AM

 

Please note... I have updated the original post after JJ Cooper tweeted that this does not give the Twins an extra $3 million. 

 

 

Likely, this decision on Marte was made a few weeks ago and that's why the Twins go to $3.2 million available... Otherwise, they would have been at $0.2 million.

But there were reports before Marte's release came out that the Twins had something like 3m+ (along with Yankees and I think the Rangers).  

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/11/latest-on-shohei-otani-4.html

 

MLBTraderumors says we have 6m+ https://www.mlbtrade...lfry-marte.html

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:24 AM

So now-- we still have the same intl pool money but no Marte? 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:30 AM

It seems odd that no one here has implicitly stated the obvious conspiracy theory involving the Twins and international bonus money. 

 

Just so we're clear, we have silently decided as a group not to not speak out loud the name of everyone's most hopeful holiday wish baseball player?  

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:34 AM

 

It seems odd that no one here has implicitly stated the obvious conspiracy theory involving the Twins and international bonus money. 

 

Just so we're clear, we have silently decided as a group not to not speak out loud the name of everyone's most hopeful holiday wish baseball player?  

I linked to two articles about him ...


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

 

It seems odd that no one here has implicitly stated the obvious conspiracy theory involving the Twins and international bonus money. 

 

Just so we're clear, we have silently decided as a group not to not speak out loud the name of everyone's most hopeful holiday wish baseball player?  

What could this possibly have to do with Yu Darvish :)

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

 

It seems odd that no one here has implicitly stated the obvious conspiracy theory involving the Twins and international bonus money. 

 

They found out he's Roy Moore's illegitimate son?

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#16 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

 

But there were reports before Marte's release came out that the Twins had something like 3m+ (along with Yankees and I think the Rangers).  

https://www.mlbtrade...ei-otani-4.html

 

MLBTraderumors says we have 6m+ https://www.mlbtrade...lfry-marte.html

 

There's definitely some confusion here. I'll trust JJ Cooper and Ben Badler, but obviously MLBTR usually is pretty accurate too.

 

I looked it up. The Twins went into the International signing period with $5.25 million to spend. I don't have a full listing of who all they have signed. I know there were two other big name guys besides Marte that they signed. 

 

$5.25 million + the $0.5 million from the Nationals (Kintzler trade) = $5.75 million total.

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#17 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

JJ Cooper clarifies:

 

 

 

To try to clear up any confusion. The AP reported last week the Twins had $3.2 million to spend internationally. The Marte voided deal was $3 million of that $3.2 million they have available, but the Marte voiding wasn't known publicly til @BenBadler reported it today.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

 

Real bummer. Hope the kid is ok in the long run. 

Thank you.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:23 AM

JJ Cooper clarifies:
 


Still doesn't add up though, what happened to the 500k we got in the Kintzler deal?

#20 Seth Stohs

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:37 AM

 

Still doesn't add up though, what happened to the 500k we got in the Kintzler deal?

 

I don't know why that wouldn't have been factored into this... I'm sure it was.