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PostPosted: May 18 17, 4:46 pm 
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Based on the available evidence from conversations with sources in the game, the Cardinals and White Sox look like the most likely landing spots for Robert.

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The Cardinals are over their bonus pool. GM John Mozeliak went to the Dominican Republic for their private workout with Robert where Robert homered against live pitching. The Cardinals were aggressive in adding Cuban players since July 2, signing righthander Johan Oviedo ($1.9 million) and center fielders Jonatan Machado ($2.35 million) and Randy Arozarena ($1.25 million), as well as $2.5 million for outfielder Jose Adolis Garcia, who was exempt from the pools.

They also don’t have a pick in next month’s draft until No. 94 overall. They surrendered their first-round pick to sign Dexter Fowler in free agency, then forfeited the No. 56 and 75 picks to the Astros as a penalty for their repeated illegal breach of Astros databases. So not only are the Cardinals waiting until the third round to make their top pick, they also have the smallest draft bonus pool at $2,176,000. That’s nearly half the 29th-highest bonus pool and far less than the $11-$15 million each that teams picking in the top five (including the Reds, Padres and A’s) have in their pools.

The Cardinals have money to spend, a strong motivation to spend due to their circumstances and have demonstrated high-level interest within the organization to try to sign Robert.




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PostPosted: May 18 17, 4:55 pm 
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PostPosted: May 18 17, 5:00 pm 
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misleading title.


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PostPosted: May 18 17, 6:12 pm 
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go birds wrote:
misleading title.

It sure was, & I was irritated when reading through this. There was already an open thread on Luis Robert, so why was a new one started, when there was no signing?


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PostPosted: May 18 17, 6:19 pm 
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PostPosted: May 18 17, 6:24 pm 
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it does beg the question though--would it be unprecedented to spend $60+ mil on a 19 year old?


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go birds wrote:
it does beg the question though--would it be unprecedented to spend $60+ mil on a 19 year old?

For the Cards, yes. Moncada just got that much a few years ago though.

Oh, and I'll say $26.5m plus the penalty the same.


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