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    Quote Originally Posted by King View Post
    There's really nothing interesting here. Here you go anyways.

    TORONTO—Somewhat lost amid the Blue Jays’ more pressing offseason business was the signing of Lourdes Gurriel, and how he might factor into the club’s 2017 picture.

    The 23-year-old from Cuba’s most prominent baseball family is one of the farm system’s few on-the-cusp players as spring training approaches. While he isn’t expected to head north with the big league team at camp’s end, he certainly has a chance to break through.

    “One of the best attributes that we’ve acquired is his aptitude and his pedigree,” Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said. “He’s been in an incredible baseball family his whole life and around some of the best Cuban baseball players ever. Excited about his aptitude, about the person. Excited about the athleticism, and obviously the performance.”

    Certainly Gurriel’s pedigree bodes well, as his father starred in Cuba’s Serie Nacional and won Olympic gold in 1992, while brothers Yunieski, who played 16 seasons in the Serie Nacional, and Yulieski, who starred in Cuba and signed with the Astros last summer, also found great success.

    Gurriel signed a $22 million, seven-year deal with the Blue Jays—he didn’t count against their bonus pool because he was 23 when he signed—and one of the priorities will be finding him a position.

    For now, Atkins says the plan is to “most likely” play him at second, third or shortstop, though he has experience in the outfield. It’s also possible he develops into a utility player who sees time all over the diamond.

    “He’s a very, very good athlete and a lot of the decision will come down to how we view his athleticism once we get a more objective view of that,” Atkins said.

    Gurriel is the Blue Jays’ first significant international signing out of Cuba since 2010, when they landed Adeiny Hechavarria for $10 million over four years.

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    • Lefthanders Brett Oberholtzer, T.J. House and Jeff Beliveau, righthanders Casey Lawrence and Jarrett Grube and catcher Mike Ohlman were signed to minor league deals with invitations to big league spring training, as the Blue Jays look to build depth for Triple-A Buffalo.

    • The free agent departure of slugger Edwin Encarnacion to Cleveland gave the Blue Jays and new scouting director Steve Sanders a compensatory first-round pick in the June draft.

    Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minor...AQFMCDlLRk1.99

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    Thanks. Those Shi Davidi articles on BA are always fluff pieces.

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    I sent an e-mail to KK just in case Nafaro hasn't sent 7 already.

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    Who da fuk is up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Who da fuk is up?
    Indians!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Indians!
    Isn't it Chappy? KingKat took Raudes last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Isn't it Chappy? KingKat took Raudes last night.
    I'm dumm. I'll e-mail good ol Chappy.


    (Sorry for the e-mail KK) lol

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    Damn you King! I can't believe I'm despaired over not winning the claim on Billy freaking Butler.

    I love this league!

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    I was in bed when I got notification so I just picked with the app and called it a day. I didn't contact Chappy or even know he was up. Sorry if I caused any delays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    I emailed him through Fantrax. I will be away for the weekend so I pass on official Notifier duties to King.... . Good luck fellas.

    I actually wasn't 100 percent who owned the Red Sox.
    ^ I blame this guy for the slow down. The official notifier should never go away during a draft.

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    Did Baltimore ever log on to make their pick?

    Oakland Athletics 10 100 (clock expires at 8pm)
    Milwaukee Brewers 11 101
    Tampa Bay Rays 12 102
    New York Mets 13 103
    Chicago White Sox 14 104
    Arizona Diamondbacks 15 105
    Los Angeles Angels 16 106
    Chicago White Sox 17 107
    Pittsburgh Pirates 18 108
    Tampa Bay Rays 19 109
    Detroit Tigers 20 110
    Detroit Tigers 21 111
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    Quote Originally Posted by jays4life19 View Post
    Did Baltimore ever log on to make their pick?

    Oakland Athletics 10 100 (clock expires at 8pm)
    Milwaukee Brewers 11 101
    Tampa Bay Rays 12 102
    New York Mets 13 103
    Chicago White Sox 14 104
    Arizona Diamondbacks 15 105
    Los Angeles Angels 16 106
    Chicago White Sox 17 107
    Pittsburgh Pirates 18 108
    Tampa Bay Rays 19 109
    Detroit Tigers 20 110
    Detroit Tigers 21 111
    Pick 87? Nope. I facebook'd Chappy... he's a restaurant manager, so I assume he's working now.

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    Message from Chappy...

    Hey I'm gonna take an eternity to make my pic. At the hospital. Everyone can just move ahead of me and I'll pick when I can.
    He's messed up his knee, can't walk at the moment... Yikes!

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    Hey guys, yeah just move ahead, I'll pick when I can.

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    North is up. Or we can pause the draft.
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