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Friday, December 08, 2017

Heyman | The Upshot Of The Braves Penalties

A good rundown by Heyman.

2. THE 13 PLAYERS LET GO
All of these players will receive a fresh start and some an undeserved monetary boost since presumably at least a few were complicit in the shenanigans. Some are highly regarded and will turn out to be pretty good, so this definitely hurt the franchise (as do future penalties). Many believe infielder Kevin Maitan might need just that, as he didn’t perform to the level of his $4.25 million bonus.

The allegation was that the Braves agreed with him at 14, then hid him, and as one rival evaluator said, it’s not worth breaking that age rule as it’s impossible to tell who’s going to turn out at age 14. As of today, the jury’s out on Maitan, who has since signed with the Angels for an extra $2.2 million, as Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported (his $6.45 million total will be more than any future young international prospects will presumably receive under the new rules that limit teams to $5.75 million total per year).

“He’s not that good,” one rival evaluator said, though others still think highly of Maitan, who is good enough to shoot to the top of the Angels’ new prospect list.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2017 at 07:04 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:23 AM (#5588625)
I appreciate having access to Heyman's insights, but I wish we were still under the business model where an editor would polish the copy before it went out to the public, because there are some ugly turns of phrase in this piece. The dangling "just that" from the excerpt, which refers to something from two sentences before, is a particularly jarring example.

John Hart is probably confused that all of a sudden people seem to care about him paying no attention whatsoever to the team that he's ostensibly running. He's been running that same scam for more than a decade now, without any repercussions.
   2. Rally Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:25 AM (#5588626)
“He’s not that good,” one rival evaluator said, though others still think highly of Maitan, who is good enough to shoot to the top of the Angels’ new prospect list.


These are not necessarily diverging opinions. "He's not that good" has probably been in the description for every top Angels prospect since 2012.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: December 08, 2017 at 06:32 PM (#5589081)
Hart is probably confused that all of a sudden people seem to care about [his actions]

Hi, my name is Al and I used to a Senator for Minnesota.

Maitan "not that good" ... not $6.5 M bonus good or not $2.2 M bonus good? Because of course the Angels only care if he's $2.2 M bonus good.

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