Michel Inoa Ignites Three Team Bidding War

A week ago, we summed up the reports about 16 year-old Dominican righty Michel Inoa.  He’s considered the equivalent of a top ten draft pick here in North America.  It’s only fitting that the bidding could creep past $3MM.

Today, ESPN’s Enrique Rojas has a new update on Inoa.  Rojas says the Rangers and Reds have joined the Athletics in a three-team bidding war for Inoa’s services.  The kid is not interested in a big league deal.  As the bonus amount rises, many teams are bowing out (all 30 teams have evaluated him).  The international signing period begins on July 2nd.

Baseball America has a slightly different take on Inoa.  They say the Yankees are still in it, but the A’s are the frontrunner.  His bonus will be "at least $4 million."



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