Showing posts with label gary sanchez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gary sanchez. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Miguel Sano

The period were teams can sign international free agents begins on July second. The Yankees have already come to an agreement with their favorite available player, Gary Sanchez, but some consider shortstop Miguel Ano Sano to be the bigger prize. The Yankees aren't considered to be the frontrunner for him with the Pirate and possibly the Twins willing to offer over four million dollars to the young Dominican. However, he did workout for the Yanks and they have been known for flexing their financial muscles in this area for premier players (re: Montero, Jesus). The Yankees have to be worried about the post Derek Jeter era and I wouldn't be shocked if they swooped in and stole him, anybody who's drawn comparisons to Hanley Ramirez has to be intriguing.

BTW happy father's day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gary Sanchez to the Yankees

George King is reporting that Gary Sanchez will be signing with the Yankees when the international free agent signing period begins July 2nd. For those of you who are unaware, as was I before today, Gary Sanchez is one of those mysterious international free agents that us normal fans know nothing about, other than the hype that scouts and agents surround them with. What we do know is that he's a big sixteen year old catcher from the Dominican Republic who, unlike Jesus Montero, is as likely as anybody to stick behind the plate. Scouts love his power and what he's done behind the plate. The deal is worth 2.5 million dollars according to King. The article has some good quotes on him that are worth reading, so check it out.

The Yankees have been after him hard for a while now so I'm sure they're happy about this.