Gerardo Concepcion Close To Free Agency

18-year-old Cuban lefty Gerardo Concepcion has established residency in Mexico, agent Jaime Torres told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com.  He should be able to declare free agency and negotiate with Major League teams very soon.  The Yankees, Rangers, Cubs, White Sox, and Phillies are among the interested clubs, Rojas tweets.

Concepcion defected from Cuba during a tournament in the Netherlands last June, as did Aroldis Chapman.


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15 Comments on "Gerardo Concepcion Close To Free Agency"


sourbob
3 years 6 months ago

Gerardo is about to be rico. And possibly suave.

chico65
3 years 6 months ago

New life for the Cubs begins with Concepcion

dook83
3 years 6 months ago

Is it Immaculate, chico65? ;-p

FillyPhan
3 years 6 months ago

Who is this guy, first mention I have seen of him.

3 years 6 months ago

If the player is from Cuba, the Chicago White Sox are interested. 

3 years 6 months ago

I wish my Mets would try to sign this kid but we are dead broke.The Mets will be around 17th in team payroll this year and in 2013 we will be bottown 10 in team payroll.Unreal 

Mikey Roederer
3 years 6 months ago

Does the 75% last just for the length of the contract? Why would anyone sign longer than 1 yr deals then? they lose a lot at one hit, but then can resign when they move to America…Im really confused as to how this process works?

ray1
3 years 6 months ago

Chapman defected earlier.

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

Come on A’s, keep bolstering that minor league system

vonhayesdays
3 years 6 months ago

so we should expect him in oakland in june to bolster the big minor league team 

sourbob
3 years 6 months ago

That wasn’t a serious comment. Go ahead and Google “Gerardo Rico Suave.” I’ll wait…

…and you’re welcome. It’s your earworm, now buddy.

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Mexico. Great que the cartel kidnapping in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. He’s gone.

vonhayesdays
3 years 6 months ago

either that or have a life and let people like you tell them about him when he  is relevant 

Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

I see your up on operation Fast and furious an ignorant, failed operation, to seize drugs. Cartels build those tunnels to make money to keep the same political stranglehold on Mexico city that they have always had. They got no help, nor did they need any help from us. And I have seen no news of a currently used warehouse of US customs being the head home of a drug tunnel. I have seen plain house on the us boarders being seized to find recently completed drug tunnels connected to cartels though. And no saying he will be kidnapped there is nothing like being in the US at a Carl’s Jr. Mexico is the kidnap for profit capital of the world. The world. Top place to be kidnapped. Ok buddy. Look it up.

vonhayesdays
3 years 6 months ago

relevant at the amateur level to who , scouts , or those who live in the d r or cuba , and i never said anything about his future. i just said why most normal people had never heard of a 16 cuban kid with a curve ball , thanks