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Trump admin rejects MLB deal with Cuban Federation.

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    https://translate.googleusercontent...700242&usg=ALkJrhjHI6Z9KnL7ahzfMictINGrVEJHyQ

    This seems kind of strange given it would violate the embargo I think? Since teams would technically be funding the Cuban government when they get a portion of the contract?
     
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  2. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-announces-deal-with-cuban-federation/c-302036110
     
  3. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    Good for Cuban baseball players and fans of Major League Baseball who will get to see more top tier talent in their prime.

    Bad deal for America’s central and South American allies, as it enriches a repressive regime and regional troublemaker.

    The MLBPA also should have held out on this deal unless the owners committed to an irrevocable near term timetable for expansion. With the open door to Cuba and increased flow from Japan and Korea, there is a surplus of major league talent available. And with payrolls having decreased last season in aggregate and continued ability to pay sub- poverty level wages for minor leaguers, it is clear that supply already exceeds demand. Plenty to stock two competitive teams immediately.
     
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  4. Plympton91

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    I’m surprised this isn’t generating more discussion.

    It seems like a big f’ing deal!

    Or have most of this generation of Cuban superstars defected already?
     
  5. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    And it’s been rejected by the trump admin

     
  6. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    I'm sure all he saw was "Obama-era" and just rubber stamped it VETO.
     
  7. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar Member

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    The Commode in Chief hasn't demanded that all records already compiled by players from Cuba be deleted?

    Oops, automatic spell checker got me. That should have been Commander.
     
  8. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    Can he "Void" previous deals too :p
     
  9. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    Start with Pablo Sandoval’s
     
  10. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    He's Venezuelan.
     
  11. brandonchristensen

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    I thought he was just voiding deals. Didn't say it had to be specific.
     
  12. Philip Jeff Frye

    Philip Jeff Frye Member SoSH Member

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    I can think of a previous contract with a Cuban that would be nice to void.
     
  13. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    So I'm guessing that we won't be seeing any new players from Cuba any time soon. Not only because of this reversal of policy, but I also don't see defectors being allowed in given "our country is full". I'm also curious to see the impact of Trump's immigration policies on the influx of Latin American and Dominican players.
     
  14. Bergs

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    Venezuela is one of my favorite Mexican countries.
     
  15. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Has the whole "dry feet/wet feet" policy changed? It is my understanding that Cubans that find their way to the US are granted refugee status right away.

    But more than that, the whole "our country is full" would apply to players from all over Latin America, I would guess.
     

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