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Mexican Pacific League
beat Mazatlan 1-0
Official Site Post Game
Hermosillo won their 15th Championship,
taking the series 4-3, and first since the 2006-07 season. (above
Barranquilla beat Monteria 9-1: Team
Renteria Post Game and El
Heraldo Post Game
(Memphis-Barranquilla) connected for a triple in the eighth
Barranquilla wins the Colombian League
Championship taking the series 4-2 over Monteria.
Mark Shorey (Memphis-Barranquilla) was named
MVP of the Finals after he went 8-for-19 (.421) with four doubles, one home run,
and eight RBIs during the six games. In the sixth game Shorey had two hits
with one double, three RBIs, one run, and one walk.
beat Rojo in the All-Star game 8-6 on January 23rd
Centerfielder Joel Araujo and pitcher
Rafael DePaula were
named Players of the Game: DPL
Keep an eye on many of these
players as quite a few are rumored to have teams scouting and even talking to
them about contracts for the 2010 season. The bonus of the league is
that all the background checks are already done and are available for
any team to view.
2010 Caribbean Series In
Escogido celebrated their
championship win with a parade for the fans: Listin
Caracas reported they will bring along 10
reinforcements to the Caribbean Series, one which will
Simantacchi (Former St. Louis-Lara/Magallanes): Comandante
Hermosillo announced that they will bring 11
reinforcements to the Caribbean Series: LMP
Rico) visits Escogido (Dominican) @ 3:00 PM
Hermosillo (Mexico) visits Caracas (Venezuela) @ 8:00 PM
signed with KIA Tigers. Rodriguez had pitched for Escogido in the
Les Walrond (Former Memphis) and Kelvin Jimenez (Former St. Louis)
signed with Doosan. Walrond was loaned last season to the Yokohoma Bay
Stars of the Nippon Professional Baseball League by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Last winter Walrond pitched for Magallanes in the Venezuelan League.
Jimenez pitched for both Estrellas in the Dominican League and Margarita in the
Venezuelan League during the winter.
Stories Of Korean Baseball
The Boston Red Sox, Detroit
Tigers, Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners have all sent
scouts to watch Cuban defector Jose
Julio Ruiz: Terreno de
ESPN's Jorge Arangure thinks that Ruiz
could sign sometime this week.
Chicago White Sox MLB beat writer
Scott Merkin answered
a question on Cuban defector Yuniesky Maya, in his latest inbox,
saying the team had scouted Maya but has backed out now that they signed
J.J. Putz to a
contract for the 2010 season.
(Phillies Free Agent) still thinks he has another year in him and hopes to sign
with a team for the 2010 season. Martinez said he is currently in negotiations
with the Philadelphia Phillies. Some speculate that he would get a deal
somewhat like Brad Penny signed with the Cardinals. He also commented on the
steroid hype around Mark
McGwire and Sammy Sosa: Primera
Josh Pressley (Former Springfield) will be one
of 21 players (scroll down) that will take part in the Professional Free
Agent Showcase at Al Lang Field in St.
Petersburg, FL between
February 2-4. Pressley played earlier in the winter with Estrellas in the
Dominican League before being released for lack of
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