Yankees Snubs Over the Years
The 2019 MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced on Sunday and to my surprise a couple of Yankees who should have made it did not. Now, I’m all for having the fans vote for your favorite players, but how do fans give more votes to the Orioles 1st baseman Chris Davis than the AL leader in Home runs, Edwin Encarnacion? That is a problem. Also, I’d rather see the best players from each league, so if that means that a team does not get representation, so be it.
As the All-Star weekend approaches and the Yankees success continues leading the AL East by 5.5 games over the Rays, the Yankees international scouts remain busy and believe to found a talent that is out of this world, groomed from the birthplace of many great players, the Dominican Republic.
The Yankees signed highly scouted Jasson Dominguez on a $5.1 million signing bonus according to ESPN.com. The contract also includes $250,000 in potential scholarship money should Dominguez pursue further education in the United States.
Gleyber Snubbed Again
Gleyber Torres started playing baseball at the age of 4 in Caracas, Venezuela, and at 14 left home to live at a baseball academy that had major league contacts. He was signed as an international free agent in 2013 by the Chicago Cubs for $1.7 million dollars. He immediately started producing.
On July 15th, 2016, Gleyber was traded to the New York Yankees as part of a package to acquire Aroldis Chapman, who re-signed with the Bombers right after leading the Cubs to a World Series Championship.