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    Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Concepcion

    Cuban left handed starter Gerardo Concepcion, an 18-year-old phenom who defected last June, has reached a $7 million guaranteed contract with the Chicago Cubs, a source close to the negotiation told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.



    According to the source, the deal is filled with incentives that could up the money to $8 million. The transaction will not be official until Concepcion passes a physical, the source added.
    Concepcion was the Rookie of the Year in the Cuban National Series in 2010-11. He had a 10-3 record with an ERA of 3.36 in 21 outings, 16 of which were starts, with the Industriales de la Habana.
    Concepcion left the Cuban National team at the World Port Tournament in Rotterdam, Holland -- the same tournament from which Aroldis Chapman defected to later sign a $30 million deal with the Cincinnati Reds.
    After establishing his residency in Mexico, Concepcion was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball and is now training in the Dominican Republic, where Cubs owner Tom Ricketts visited Thursday to announce the construction of a new baseball academy and player development facility.
    Cuban pitching star Gerardo Concepcion agrees with Chicago Cubs, source says - ESPN Chicago


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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Conception

    Not gonna lie, when I first read the title I thought they signed a cuban players conceived child.

    maybe this belongs in the confessions thread.



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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Conception

    Change your title it's Concepcion; Pronounced cone-SEP-see-own.


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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Conception

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Change your title it's Concepcion; Pronounced cone-SEP-see-own.

    Oops. Thanks. Done.



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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Concepcion

    Boy does Theo like to build young talent.


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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Concepcion

    well now that you changed the spelling I look like a bigger idiot



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    Re: Cubs Sign Cuban Pitcher Concepcion

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    well now that you changed the spelling I look like a bigger idiot
    No way you can look like an idiot with that rockin' avatar.


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