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Thursday, May 18, 2017

The end of the Cuban revolution is coming soon with Luis Robert’s signing

The Cuban revolution in Major League Baseball ends this week. Technically, Luis Robert, 19 years old, 6-foot-2, 180 yoked pounds, outfielder, right-handed hitter and thrower, fast as a bullwhip and, like every one of his predecessors, especially interesting because he is shrouded in the unknown, is not the last baseball player to come to the United States from Cuba. The drip-drip-drip of talent, whether through defection or an agreement between the league and nation, will cease no time soon.

What does conclude with Robert’s signing, which multiple sources told Yahoo Sports they expect to be with the Chicago White Sox or St. Louis Cardinals, is the huge-money era of Cubans in the sport. Over the past seven years, beginning with Aroldis Chapman’s defection, teams guaranteed well over three-quarters of a billion dollars to Cubans that hadn’t played a single inning of organized baseball outside of their homeland. There were a few booms. There were as many, if not more, busts. Now, with Robert, it’s over.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:27 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: collective bargaining agreement, cuban free agents, luis robert

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   1. cardsfanboy Posted: May 19, 2017 at 09:01 PM (#5459785)
The article does make me think that the White Sox are more likely to win ahead of the Cardinals, just for the sheer amount of Cubans they have had and have paid for. I was hoping it would be the Cardinals, and early indication was that the Cardinals were favorites, but not sure that is the case any longer.

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