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Astros sign Anibal Sierra

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by awc713, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. awc713

    awc713 Member
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    Seems like a big deal for a minor leaguer. Never heard of him. Anyone know about him?

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/1...n-infielder-anibal-sierra-free-agent-contract

     
  2. tellitlikeitis

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    Looks like the contract will be applied to the Astros' upcoming IFA pool, which is currently $2,197,000.

    In addition, once it's made official on July 2, the Astros will be in the penalty for the following 2 IFA periods. They won't be able to sign anyone for over $300,000 until the 2019-20 IFA period.
     
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    This seems very odd. It also seems like a pretty big contract for a not very high level prospect. He's a good glove, no hit type from what I can gather. I honestly don't get this one.
     
  5. The Beard

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    Almost makes me like the deal

    Seems the ones that Luhnow hits on the most are the ones that no one else is really high on
     
  6. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    What are you basing this on? I don't have a ton of stats available...150 ABs as a 20 year old in Cuba. Doesn't help me evaluate his hit tool exactly--I'd rather hear from a scout. Do you have that kind of info anywhere by chance?
     
  7. Snake Diggit

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    I assume hell go to Lancaster, they seem to he thin in the middle infield.
     
  8. Snake Diggit

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    Also, going over in this next ifa crop may not be a bad deal, and may be more likely given that they have low picks and didn't reap any comp picks as they may have been expecting. And if they end up with multiple comp picks after letting Castro/Fister/Gomez/Rasmus/Feldman/Valbuena go in FA, that would further mitigate the risk of not being able to sign big name IfA the next two years.
     
  9. Scolalist

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    Luhnow and the International scouts have a pretty good track record
     
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    They have no reason not to splurge in this upcoming IFA pool. Hopefully they have the go ahead from ownership to go after whoever they want to.
     
  11. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

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    They most honestly see something in him... That's a ton of money for a off the radar signing
     
  12. Nook

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    Luhnow is extremely frugal, the Astros didn't pay $3.5 million because they felt like it.... Which tells me other teams were interested.
     
  13. Nook

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    What I expected ...... Cubs, Giants, Dodgers and Twins were very interested in Sierra.
     
  14. cangrejero51

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    Here we go again with another 4-5 starter
     
  15. delishman

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    Need tellitlikeitis to decipher what Lunhow saw
     
  16. bobrek

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    He's an infielder.
     
  17. CometsWin

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    Spit up my drink. :grin:

    Signing sounds fishy. Luhnow must have some inside stuff on this guy that hasn't made it to the media.
     
  18. robbie380

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    Well it's good to see the other good teams were interested. The only small thing I read was something from Twitter a few months back saying he impressed scouts and he was considered the top international SS prospect.

    When will he start minor league ball?
     
  19. DoitDickau

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    Won't be officially signed until July, so probably not until next year, as the minor league seasons end in August/early-September. Might get a cup of coffee somewhere at the end of the summer
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

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    Scouts? What do they know?

    [/Moneyball the movie]
     

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