Tue, 11 Mar 2014 07:28:15 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals will take their time in developing Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz by having him serve as depth in the minor leagues. He's on the 40-man roster and will be optioned this spring. A solid March could allow him to start the year at Class AA Springfield.
Fantasy Tip: Diaz had to sit out a full year as MLB-mandated punishment for misrepresenting his age, so he's behind the curve to get involved heavily in St. Louis' plans this year. Jhonny Peralta's presence and four-year deal obviously complicate the 23-year-old's timetable, as well. Diaz could develop significant power for a shortstop, and keeper leaguers shouldn't hesitate to spend a farm-roster spot on him.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:49:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz will make $8 million over the next four years.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:26:10 -0700
Exact yearly numbers were not disclosed, but St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz will likely get a bit less than $20 million over the next four years.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:57:41 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals expect SS Aledmys Diaz to begin the 2014 season "at the high minor league level."
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:38:15 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Diaz will report to spring training Monday, March 10.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:00:09 -0800
The Minnesota Twins are likely to pass on SS Aledmys Diaz once again. Many scouts believe Diaz's demands for a five-year, $25 million deal are too much and that he is not as good as SS Erisbel Arruebarruena.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:53:17 -0800
The New York Yankees will pass on Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:12:31 -0800
The Oakland Athletics are very interested in SS Aledmys Diaz but do not plan on holding a workout for him.
Fantasy Tip: It is hard to see Diaz landing in Oakland. Not only do the Athletics have Jed Lowrie, one of the better-hitting shortstops in the American League, but top prospect Addison Russell is advancing through the system. Diaz would bring a spark, but his value might go down a bit if he lands here.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:20:39 -0800
The New York Mets are not pursuing Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz, according to a source.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:46:08 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals worked out Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz Wednesday, Feb. 19, and he's expected to sign with a team in the next few days. The Cardinals are expected to extend a formal offer to him within the next day. Diaz is ready to begin spring training immediately when he is signed.