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    Twins on Cuban defectors?

    Wolfson reported that the Twins were watching two Cuban defectors, Misael Siverio and Odrisamer Despaigne.

    https://twitter.com/DarrenWolfson/st...99395027234816

    Both are short guys and Despaigne apparently throws a knuckleball but neither would count against the international spending limit b/c of the Cuban exception and both would probably start in AAA or lower.

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    Good place to spend their money. I wonder if they'll still be interested in Diaz when he is cleared to sign in February.

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    These guys are not top prospect kind of guys. Misael Siverio is 24 and lefty and Odrisamer Despaigne is 28 and righty. Neither of them are that great and are not better than what the Twins already have in their system. I think they were doing due diligence, that's about it. Cannot see them giving them any bonus to play, since they can sign equivalent or better MiLB FA without a bonus.
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    I don't think Despaigne really throws a knuckleball. I think it was a half joke made by a scout last fall because nobody knew anything about the guy.

    A more recent scouting report is here: http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/11/...amer-despaigne

    Says he has a curve, slider and good change up. Doesn't throw very hard and didn't get a lot of strikeouts in his Cuban League.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
    I don't think Despaigne really throws a knuckleball. I think it was a half joke made by a scout last fall because nobody knew anything about the guy.

    A more recent scouting report is here: http://www.amazinavenue.com/2013/11/...amer-despaigne

    Says he has a curve, slider and good change up. Doesn't throw very hard and didn't get a lot of strikeouts in his Cuban League.
    I would say he'd fit right in. He does, after all, "throw all four pitches."
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    He does, after all, "throw all four pitches."
    Slow, Slower, Slowey, and Bugs Bunny Changeup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJL44 View Post
    Good place to spend their money. I wonder if they'll still be interested in Diaz when he is cleared to sign in February.
    Agree, I wrote a topic on this a few months ago and the Twins have spent almost $4 Million less on prospects this year then last so they certainly have the funds available.

    http://twinsdaily.com/showthread.php...roll-Reduction

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    So how much of there 3,908,600 dollars have the Minnesota Twins and Terry W Ryan spent in the international market?

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    After Siverio left his national coach made a comment about him being a "AA or AAA talent".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
    After Siverio left his national coach made a comment about him being a "AA or AAA talent".
    I read that, on the other hand, I wonder how much sour grapes the comment was...
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    Wrong Despaigne to go after. Get the outfielder!

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    Boring... All I hear is that the Twins are in on this guy and that guy but you know they are not making any moves that would be major.

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