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And We Have A Record… maybe?

If El Nuevo Herald can be trusted, the Boston Red Sox just obliterated the record international amateur signing bonus by inking Dominican SS/3B Michael Almanazar to a $3 million contract to open their 2007 signing season with a bang. Among other things, this ends the reign of Joel Guzman’s hold on the title, and the former Dodger turned Devil Rays farmhand will now almost certainly be relegated to obscurity.

Update: Reader Navin points out conflicting reports that have Almanazar’s bonus sitting at a measly $1.5 million.  Perhaps Guzman’s name will live on as an answer to an obscure trivia question for another year.


July 4, 2007 Posted by | Signing Period | 10 Comments