Monday, November 29

Lima and Mondesi traded for each other

Jose Lima was traded Aguilas for Raul Mondesi, the trade is pending aproval
by the Dominican League.

Mondesi is currently playing this season and Lima said will play as soon as
he signs.

Friday, November 19

Guillen traded to Expos

Guillen was traded to the Expos for Juan Rivera and Michael Izturis, Cesar
little brother.

Guillen talked to his former manager to clear things up.

Jose Rijo agreed to became pitching coach for Washington too.

More to come later...

Update: apparently he's working a multi year deal, no time and/or money on that yet. He also will play with Licey december 1 or 2.

Tuesday, November 16

Royals scouting Mondesi, Mario Guerrero still after him

The Royals are scouting Raul Mondesi, this according to news report from Santiago (no link so far), according to the report Manager Tony Peña is interested in having Raul in his team in 2005 but are watching him very close his fitness conditions.

Mario Guerrero, Mondesi worst nightmare is charging again, according to clave digital Guerrero had summited a petition to court asking Las Aguilas to retain Mondesi salary in the winter.

Mondesi lawyer said that this will not proceed because Dominican constitution does not allow salaries to be retained because of a civil lawsuit, only for child support, said Raul attorney.

"Nothing had changed" said Mondesi, "I don't have any agreement with Guerrero, he had never taught me anything, there's no contract signed by me to prove that" added Raul.

"I will keep this case until the final consequences, but I'm not giving him a cent of my money"

Mondesi had earned nearly 65 millions in 12 seasons with Los Angeles, Toronto, Yankees Arizona, Pittsburgh and Anaheim.

Monday, November 15

Ramon is free! not yet...

Angels declined to exercised 2005 option on Ramon Ortiz, he got a 100,000 buy out.

Ramon Ortiz plans for the Winter.

beginning today's game he will in Licey bullpen until is in shape to join the rotation, I'm sure he'll make a good effort in order to get a contract.

Last year he did not play, apparently Anaheim denied permission to play in the winter.

Update: He's not free yet, Anaheim have until december 20 to offer him arbitration.
he was to pitch last night from the bulpen but instead was talking to his agent about the team desicion.

Sunday, November 14

Aguilas Flying high, Licey in second place, Escogido in last place

In Santo Domingo at old Estadio Quisqueya Licey beat Escogido 2-0 with half stadium empty in a Saturday night with a cold weather for the Dominican standards.

Manny Aybar pitched 6 strong innings to earn the win, and the Carlos Perez, yes the same Perez pitched 2 scoreless innings striking out 4, Carlos in 9 innings had only allowed 1 er.

Luke Allen drove in the only two runs of the game with a double in the third inning.

Licey is struggling with the bats lately, today the play Aguilas in Estadio Quisqueya.

Detroit offered contract to Carlos Perez

Detroit is offering him a two year deal, is a minor league deal with and invitation to spring training, he's pitching here out of the bullpen but plans to get into the rotation soon.
Maybe his road back to baseball is from the bullpen, let's see.

Aguilas in First, flying high

Aguilas beat Gigantes last night 9-1, continuing their dominance in the tournament, and soon they will receive new players like Willi Mo Peña.

Tuesday, November 9

Another disappointment week in the Dominican Winter League, Lima to the Padres?

According to Jose Lima he have offers from seven teams, being the San Diego Padres the best offer, Lima is in the US waiting to sign a contract. Last week he said that he was negotiating a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, now apparently he had a good offer from the Padres.

I'll hate to see any Ex-Dodger like Lima signing with the Padres, but it will a good choice for him being the Padres stadium a pitcher friendly park, well, let's hope Lima resign with the Dodgers for the right price of course.

The Dominican Winter League.

Aguilas is playing a very good baseball, in fact they are 10-2, loosing their only two game to Licey.

They have a very good lineup of veterans and good roockies, things might change when other teams like Licey see their veterans come to play in the second half of November, but right now Aguilas are cruising the league, and the other teams are really struggling to survive.

Dodgers in the Caribbean

Several Dodgers players are in the Dominican winter league.

Cody Ross was released by Escogido due to poor performance.
Yhency Brazoban with Licey was their closer, in the first games he was OK, but suddenly became the Yhency we did not see with LA, last week he blew a 1-0 lead against Escogido, surrending a 2-hr to Atlanta's Wilson Betemit.

Prospects Willy Aybar and Joel Guzman are playing with Estrellas.