They were negotiating yesterday on the final details of a signing bonus for Jonathan Barrios, a 16-year-old shortstop out of Colombia who made the final top-25 lists of two publications. Barrios was the star talent at an academy in homeland called Prospect Sport, owned and operated by Chicago White Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera.
"We feel pretty good about getting it done," general manager Neal Huntington said yesterday of signing Barrios.
I haven't the slightest idea what this means. ESPNDeportes mentioned Barrios in a recent article about the top Latin amateur talents, but didn't say anything about him, and most of the other references to Barrios on the internet are copies of that article.