Jose Iglesias

Red Sox and Yankees Latest to C***block Cubs

The Cubs went from hording minor league pitchers to hording minor league shortstops when they hired Tim Wilken as scouting director. One target was Cuban defector Jose Iglesias, who defected back in July of 2008 when the team was in Edmonton and then signed with the Boston Red Sox in September of 2009 for 4/8.25M. He played some in the Arizona Fall League and his defense is considered "special", but at just 20 years old he still has some time to grow into his bat.

Rumor has it though that the Cubs were actually the top bidders, but Iglesias chose the Red Sox because they were his favorite team growing up. Curse you childhood allegiances!!!

For what it's worth, BP has him as 3-star prospect and #6 in the Red Sox stocked system.

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  • Reports this morning that Marlins' pitching ace Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident - just horrible news.

    Eric S 54 min 51 sec ago view
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    Arizona Phil 13 hours 9 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 18 hours 27 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 18 hours 28 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 18 hours 39 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 18 hours 40 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 18 hours 40 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 18 hours 48 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 19 hours 2 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 19 hours 34 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 19 hours 39 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 19 hours 50 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 20 hours 9 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 20 hours 29 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 20 hours 31 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 23 hours 30 min ago view