Baseball authorities weigh Cuba-US arrangement
Baseball scouts agree that the arrangement between the United States and Cuba will divert attention of Major League Baseball (MLB) to the largest country in the Antilles. This announcement could be a great first step for the United States Congress to approve the removal of the embargo that weighs upon Cuba since October 1960. If this finally occurs it will affect the Dominican Republic in many aspects and baseball is no exception. The Big-League scouts such as any Toledo, Patrick Guerrero and Jose Serra together with Winston Llenas, an old talent scout for the Cleveland Indians, said that the measure would come as a strong blow to the baseball industry and the Dominican Republic. Toledo said: “I worry a little bit, because if this happens, Cuba will be the pretty girl for the Major Leagues.”
Patrick Guerrero says that an eventual opening will clearly permit the Major League franchises to focus exclusively on ballplayers from the Caribbean island. Chilote Llenas was of the opinion that opening Cuba would be “interesting” given what he describes as a greater variety in their talent pool. Nevertheless he noted the DR has lot of talent and has made a name for itself and is well placed in Major League Baseball.
Source: DR1, Elcaribe
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