• A Nice Free Agent To Sign This Winter

    Posted by on November 21st, 2005 · Comments (1)

    From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

    Fred Ferreira was so good at finding young ballplayers in dusty outposts, his frustrated foes pinned him with a nickname some years ago.

    “Shark of the Caribbean,” they called him. Friday, the shark finally stopped swimming.

    According to baseball sources, the Marlins fired Ferreira, their senior vice president and director of international operations, after four seasons with the organization.

    Ferreira, who counts Vladimir Guerrero and Bernie Williams among his 30-plus signings to make the majors, recently re-upped for another season. It is believed the Marlins will honor his contract.

    If I were running the Yankees, this is the type of guy that I would want to have on my payroll.

    Comments on A Nice Free Agent To Sign This Winter

    1. Raf
      November 21st, 2005 | 11:27 am

      If I were running the Yankees, I’d have feelers, scouts and camps all over the globe.

      If there’s a pygmy in the Amazon with a 100mph fastball, I want to know about it. And with the resources they have, the Yanks should be able to do it.

      I’d take it way back. Buy one of those closed military bases and run a camp down there. School and instruct the players on “The Yankee Way” (like the Orioles used to do).

      If the Yanks focused as much attention on the player development side that they did on the free agent side, they’d be unbeatable.

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