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it’s likely many teams don’t know enough about him to make an accurate judgement on when he should be selected.
No Speck...but that still leaves Bundy.
Others say he's 55 and throws an eephus pitch.
Garcia, who was also reported as a 21-year-old who is 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, is represented by Los Angeles-based agent Gus Dominguez, who scouts said had scheduled a workout for Garcia Speck to be seen on Saturday, June 11 at Pierce Junior College. (Baseball America)
.@c_dowley Right, but the issue is residency. Agent told me the player is in Mexico and has residency there. (approx. 6:00 PM on June 6, 2011)
Since I sent my last email, Gus Dominguez, advisor to Onelki Garcia, has submitted documentation to the Office of the Commissioner that purportedly establishes that Garcia is a resident of Nicaragua. The Office of the Commissioner does not have sufficient time to evaluate the legitimacy of this documentation prior to the draft. After discussions with Garcia, we have decided to declare Garcia ineligible for the 2011 Draft pending a further investigation of his residency. ...
Speck has a great cutter
Was that a Jagged Alliance reference?
Speck is his mother's maiden name, so he should be called Garcia or maybe Garcia Speck, but not Speck.
To be clear, he was convicted for being an agent to Cuban baseball players (well, helping to smuggle them out of the country) - we had a thread on him back in the day.
As for: "Nicaragua, of course, is one of communist Cuba's closest allies on the planet, arguably second only to Venezuela."
I'm not sure what that has to do with anything. Anyway, a number of Cuban players have declared residency in Nicaragua - I don't think that means the Cuban regime is happy about their leaving.
To be clear, Mr. Kehoskie knows waaaaaaaaaaaay more about this subject than I do (or virtually anyone else in the world). I consider this an opportunity for education.
The punishment could be being subject to the draft and having to wait another year.
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