From Robin To Rickie

February 23, 2006

Crew signs another Dominican pitcher

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jamie Herbst @ 2:05 pm

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/news/060223peralta.html

The Crew signed Dominican right-hander Wily Peralta to a $450K contract, joining Rolando Pascual in this offseason’s Latin American signings.  While we won’t know for a while whether either of these guys turns out, it’s great to see the Brewers putting those revenue-sharing dollars to good use rather than sitting on them and crying poverty.  Peralta supposedly can hit 96(!!) on the radar gun and is not even 17 years old.

I never thought I’d see the day the Brewers started making headlines for signing foreign players.  Why are we not hearing about teams like the Yankees and Dodgers chasing these guys?  Do we actually have an advantage over other teams in Latin American scouting?  If so, Brewers fans have even more to be excited about.

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