Many Teams Eyeing Gerardo Concepcion

Cuban left-hander Gerardo Concepcion has been declared a free agent and is drawing interest from many MLB teams, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. The 18-year-old recently established residency in Mexico and was said to be close to declaring free agency last week.

The Rangers, Yankees, Cubs and White Sox have expressed the most interest in Concepcion, agent Jaime Torres said. The lefty worked out in front of Rangers personnel, including Nolan Ryan, in the Dominican Republic today. The Phillies, Giants, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Royals have also expressed interest.

Concepcion has an offer on the table and will likely sign within two weeks, according to his agent. He defected from Cuba last June while playing in the Netherlands.


31 Responses to Many Teams Eyeing Gerardo Concepcion Leave a Reply

  1. Does anyone know anything about Gerardo Concepcion?

  2. wvredhead93 4 years ago

    Any relation to Reds Davey Concepcion ?

  3. czontixhldr 4 years ago

    If he’s really 18 years old I’m surprised more teams aren’t interested in him.  Any info on height, weight, FB speed, ‘stuff’?

  4. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Him being 18 sounds like a “misconcepcion.”

    That’s the best I can come up with.

  5. stewie75 4 years ago

    is there anything more hilarious than a bunch of nerds on a baseball forum making the same tired age jokes every time some kid tries to make a better life for himself by coming to america to play baseball? who are you people to judge? you WISH you had the chance to lie and have it result in millions of dollars.

  6. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    A’s, since you are rebuilding, you should be all over this guy! signing him and/or soler would give us even more to look forward to 

  7. Jeremy Nierenberg 4 years ago

    This guy’s cousin is a customer of the shop I work at (sports card shop) he went to the Netherlands last year to pick him up.. good luck to them both (he says its the Yankees that will sign him FYI)

  8. ” they have done nothing all off season”

    like how?

  9. scott brecht 4 years ago

    they haven’t made any moves to rebuild.  they are pretty much shitting on their thumbs doing absolutely nothing.  

  10. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    Yes it is

  11. baseball52 4 years ago

    Seems to me like they’ve done quite a bit.

  12. I meant how have they done nothing all off season?

  13. baseball52 4 years ago

    I know, I’m with you on that one, seems very misguided.

  14. Thanks man. I was too lazy to just do that haha.

  15. demonopie 4 years ago

    A tad racist, Eh?

  16. baseball52 4 years ago

    How is Concepcion proven? He’s succeeded in the Cuban league, which is basically the equivalent of Low-A ball.  He’s got a lot of development to go. Epecially compared to Simon Castro and Nestor Molina, who may be ready in 2 years or less.

  17. baseball52 4 years ago

    Prospects have value, whether or not they pan out.

  18. baseball52 4 years ago

    They came up with a new system. It goes into effect in June.

  19. Tko11 4 years ago

    They are waiting for Dunn to rebound!

  20. Jon Melton 4 years ago

    TV Deal in 2015 and 2 Billionaire owners helps

  21. Tko11 4 years ago

    Did he have injury problems last year? I dont really pay attention to the White Sox but his numbers are terrible compared to previous years. Career lows in every category .292 obp and .569 ops in a little over 400, scary numbers. Their season is pretty much dependent on what their young players do. Its not like their division is that though, especially with the Tigers losing Martinez. If players like Morel, Viciedo and Beckham can hit with Dunn rebounding, Hudson replicating his season and Sale making a good transition to the rotation, they can very well compete and even win the division. 

  22. stewie75 4 years ago

    yes, the right to not be slandered and judged on the sins of others is limited to natural born americans, i forgot about that, my mistake. man, those native americans never stood a chance with civilized freedom fighters like you runnin’ around throwin’ free blankets at ’em.

  23. stewie75 4 years ago

    so what you’re saying is… there are certain tiers of rights? top tier is someone born here, then there’s those who weren’t smart enough to be born here? and if anyone doesn’t “LIKE IT” then they can go ahead and move to a place that is more upfront about someone wanting to control someone else’s rights?

  24. stewie75 4 years ago

    let me make sure i’m understanding these points correctly… if cuban citizens who are still stuck in cuba don’t like it that other cubans(who happen to play baseball) escape and come to america, and are treated like second class citizens, then those non-baseball playing citizens can just go ahead and start their own multi billion dollar major league baseball system??

  25. Nathan Miller⚾™ 4 years ago

    Stewie, we can judge these foreign players all we want. You can make a sad story for them all you want, it still doesn’t matter. They are a visitor into the United States. They have to obey our rules, they can’t make up their own. You can sit here all day crying about how they had a hard life and we owe them something, well we don’t owe them anything. They can come to the US all they want, but they have to obey the same rules we do after passing the immigration stage.
    Last time I checked, I don’t change my age so I can graduate sooner? Drive Sooner? Drink Earlier? Go to the Casino earlier?
    All those things could better my life and family just as much as signing a baseball contract.
    Foreign players have to obey the same things we do, end of story.

  26. stewie75 4 years ago

    when did i make up a sad story? when did i cry about anyone? when did i say they should be allowed to break the law? you’re arguing points i’m not making. my original point is he hasn’t been proven to have lied about anything, he’s yet to sign a contract or even STEP into the country, and so many people think it’s just hilarious to joke and ASSUME that he’s already lying about everything. frankly, what is the % of baseball players from other countries, and what is the % of players who have been caught breaking the law under new names and or ages? i’d guess the two numbers are very different, and most people on this forum act as if those numbers are exactly the same. i’m not crying foul for anyone whose broken the law, trust me. i’m crying foul for those who haven’t been proven of doing anything wrong.

  27. baseball52 4 years ago

    There’s no way such a flawed player as Quentin would net Teheran. You got a decent, emphasis on decent, return for him. The book is kind of out on him. Castro was a top 100 prospect before last season and had a good future ahead of him. He’ll take the Gavin Floyd reclamation program.

  28. baseball52 4 years ago

    Concepcion is being marked as a 4-5 starter. He’s not one of the best players to come out of Cuba like Ramirez and Chapman.

  29. Rangersfan32 4 years ago

    Obviously.

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