Outrighted To The Minors: Eric Hacker, Oscar Tejeda

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6 Comments on "Outrighted To The Minors: Eric Hacker, Oscar Tejeda"


johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

Tejada should go see the Buscoes who force trained him nothing but 60yd dashes and how to hit BP now and ask them if they will actually take some time and teach him real baseball skills.

formerdraftpick
2 years 11 months ago

At least Tejada got BP unlike Gustavo Nunez.

johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

It’s a shame how many athletes that there are like this in Latin America who never really had a chance. Sure, some got a bonus for signing, but never were taught anything at all about some fundamental baseball skills.

All the more reason for a WW baseball draft, or at least one that covers Latin America where the vast amount of fraud occurs.

Slopeboy
2 years 11 months ago

@johnsilver
While I understand your sentiment, and know your heart’s in the right place, I cannot agree with you about a draft that would cover Latin America or anywhere outside the U.S. Yes, there is fraud with some signings, but the cost is peanuts for the owners and teams or MLB as a whole.

The majority of foreign country signings are a fraction of the cost of a U.S. born player, especially when they’re out of an established college program. Granted, College players are a more refined product, but that development is not done by MLB. The inexpensive signing of foreign players more than off sets any monetary loss because of any kind of fraud.

A World Wide draft would only serve to put even more money into the coffers of the owners and MLB. Just like the slotting this past summer, all that would do is suppress any kind of leverage that a potential FA would have.
They’re going to sign for little money and have to wait for years before seeing big money anyway.

As much as I hate to see players receive these ridiculous salaries for playing a game, they’re the ones that should get the money.
I’m sure you like me, have gone to countless games and never have gone to see the owner or the GM. Players should get the money.

johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

It’s ok and understand not everyone will be in agreement with that, just like with Selig here where is one area I do agree with him, except he wants an actual WW draft and just from the “fraud circle” is it really necessary.

It’s not the cost to teams, but age, what skills these players have. You don’t see players in Asia (example) getting treated rough shod like this, but playing the game and in most cases (South korea, Japan, Taiwan) must complete HS before they will allow a kid to be considered for signing, so each prospect must have some general “coping” skills anyway.

The league has this one area where they actually can from what they think should be proper principles and the Union will throw these under the bus anyway, as we just found out in the just completed CBA..

Many teams have their own camps and the league also in places like Dominican Republic.. How about taking some of the “better” per see prospects, putting them into some of these camps and requiring them to at least get a GED equivalent education before they are allowed to set foot in the states and sign a deal? It would drive those Buscoes out and allow thinking players into the game who can better manage day to day skills on their own.

55saveslives
2 years 11 months ago

Looks like Hacker is going to look at Japan and Korea for better opportunities.