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  1. Cuban Players Already Have Been Gaining Ground In MLB

    Even before Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba were re-establishing diplomatic relations, the countries' baseball relations were warming. Twenty-five players who were born in Cuba played for a Major League Baseball team in 2014, and together the...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
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  3. Are Cubans now getting overpriced?

    David Schoenfield

    Interesting article from Eno Sarris of FanGraphs/Fox asking, "Is the market for Cuban players out of control?" Following the success of Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig and Jose Abreu, the Red Sox signed Rusney Castillo last summer for seven years and...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Feds interviewing Cuban players in U.S. as part of investigation ...

    Scott Eden

    Federal authorities have been systematically interviewing Cubans playing baseball professionally in the United States as part of ongoing investigations into alleged smuggling rings, sources tell ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2014
  5. Reds looking to add Cuban RP?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday, Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that major league baseball had granted Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias "an exception to sign during the league's 'closed period' before the rules for Cuban players change on July 2," which meant that ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
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  7. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's story inspires chang...

    Major League Baseball would have to change its policy on Cuban players if the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays want a share of state money that would be set aside for professional sports stadiums under a bill the House passed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  8. Dodgers becoming a safe haven for Cuban players

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On one side of the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training clubhouse, three players spent part of a recent afternoon sitting and talking in animated, fast-paced Spanish. Pitcher Onelki Garcia, second baseman Alex Guerrero and outfi...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  9. Wed. Roundup: Cuban impact in MLB

    AJ Mass

    Cuban players have made quite an impact in the major leagues over the last few seasons, from Aroldis Chapman and Jose Fernandez on the mound to Alexei Ramirez and Yasiel Puig at the plate. In 2014, Jose Abreu and Alexander Guerrero may both become ho...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  10. Official says five Cuban players missing from Puerto Rican tourna...

    Five Cuban players who recently arrived for an international basketball tournament in Puerto Rico are missing, the president of the Puerto Rican Basketball Federation said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  11. Baseball trainer Edgar Mercedes arrested for human smuggling

    A prominent baseball trainer who helped represent Yoenis Cespedes has been arrested in the Dominican Republic on human smuggling charges for allegedly helping Cuban players illegally enter the country.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  12. Cubans judged on potential, not performance - La Esquina

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    With the large bonuses being given to Cuban players making the transition to MLB, a premium is now being paid for potential instead of performance in the country's highest levels of baseball as was normally the custom.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2010
  13. Jorge Arangure Jr: The number of Cuban defectors like Aroldis Cha...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure examines the sudden rise in Cuban defectors, pointing out seven key reasons behind the movement, ranging from the success of Alexei Ramirez and Kendry Morales to the transition of power from Fidel Castro to his brother, Raul Chavez.

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  14. MLB -- Baseball Prospectus -- Cuban Aroldis Chapman might not be ...

    Clay Davenport

    Baseball Prospectus looks at buzz-worthy Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman, currently profiled in ESPN The Magazine. He can throw hard (up to 102 mph), but the projections of his MLB stats are not so kind.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  15. La Esquina, the Latin Baseball Blog -- A shakeup with top Cuban f...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Two top Cuban prospects cite frustration with the long free-agency process as reason for agent shakeup.

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2009
  16. Two Cuban players thrown off team, likely out for World Baseball ...

    Ace pitcher Yadel Marti and star outfielder Yasser Gomez have been thrown off Cuba's top league team for "a grave act of indiscipline," likely ending their hopes of playing in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2008
  17. Cuba's defection dilemma

    Andrew Hush

    Andrew Hush on the defection of seven Cuban players during their Olympic qualifying campaign.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2008
  18. Agent sentenced to five years in prison for smuggling Cubans to U...

    A federal judge sentenced U.S. sports agent Gustavo "Gus" Dominguez to five years in prison on Monday for smuggling potential major league baseball players out of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2007