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Old 06-20-2014, 02:57 PM
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Default Cuban OF Tomas defects

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/11...s-defects-cuba

More Cubans the better right?
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:16 PM
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Yasmany Tomas is expected to attend MLB's Winter Meetings, December 7-11, in San Diego.

Rotoworld Baseball ‏@Rotoworld_BB 33m33 minutes ago

Yasmany Tomas to attend Winter Meetings - Yasmany Tomas | INT http://dlvr.it/7ZrJZB
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:56 AM
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I'd hate to be a fan of the Cuban Baseball League. Losing players all the time. Plus they can't be pros. How many WBCs would Cuba have won by now if not for defections. Just terrible.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:16 PM
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I'd hate to be a fan of the Cuban Baseball League. Losing players all the time. Plus they can't be pros. How many WBCs would Cuba have won by now if not for defections. Just terrible.
I've seen a few pieces claiming Havana was considered a place for possible expansion before Castro took over.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:33 PM
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I've seen a few pieces claiming Havana was considered a place for possible expansion before Castro took over.
They had an AAA team til the revolution. I'd guess it will at some point be considered for expansion again.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:56 PM
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Without being political, can someone explain how resuming diplomatic relations with Cuba will affect baseball? I'm not sure how it works now.
In the future, will Cuban players presumably be allowed to travel here and play here without defecting? MLB scouts allowed access there? Seems like the more open travel would be an economic boon to the Cuban league.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:01 PM
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Without being political, can someone explain how resuming diplomatic relations with Cuba will affect baseball? I'm not sure how it works now.
In the future, will Cuban players presumably be allowed to travel here and play here without defecting? MLB scouts allowed access there? Seems like the more open travel would be an economic boon to the Cuban league.
Baseball America's Ben Badler wrote about this today, with some speculation on what could happen going forward. Not much will change as long as the embargo still exists:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/inter...-changes-cuba/
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:49 AM
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Thank you, DSpivack! This is exactly the information I was looking for.
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