Normally I don’t like breaking in when a DFR has just been posted, but I have a real quick piece of info I wanted to pass along–Good news for Giant fans, not so great news for Cardinal fans, but interesting info nonetheless. I’m told the Giants have signed highly sought after 16 year old Dominican OF Rafael Rodriguez for $2.55 million. I’m told that the Cardinals were one of the teams that were strongly vying for his services, and they were right in the mix up until the end, but San Fran won out. Saberscouting discussed more about him here. Rodriguez been compared to Dave Winfield and Vladimir Guerrero, for what it’s worth. No matter what, I think it’s pretty cool how the Cardinals have become pretty big players in the Latin American market this summer.
Update: Now there is also a rumor floating out there that the Cardinals surpassed that offer, and are giving him $3.3 M. I’m still waiting on my source to confirm that.
2nd update: Nope, Rafael will be a Giant.