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The Yordany Ramirez predicament

Yordany Ramirez

At 23, Yordany Ramirez, a centerfielder in the San Diego Padres organization for six years, could find himself with another ball club. There are many coaches, however, within the system who feel he deserves another year to see if the immense talent is on the cusp of charging to the forefront.

Six-year minor league free agents often don't have much leverage. There could be teams vying for their services, effectively increasing their standing. Oftentimes, agents have them sign as soon as an offer is generated. This is a special case. Yordany Ramirez has been touted as a five-tool prospect for years but has never seemed to live up to the hype. This year, however, things were...

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