“Free agency could be very difficult”
Ricardo Ravelo, president of the Licey, exposes during his participation in the Café Deportivo from the Listín Diario. In the graph with Emilio Bonifacio, Ildefonso Ureña, Héctor J. Cruz and Pedro G. Bricéno
For the properties of the Tigres champions Beyond the Licey, free agency is a system that is still in a “raw” to be implemented in Dominican baseball.
This is how he revealed it. the president of that team, Ricardo Ravelo, who added his own words. that there is a fear that with his possible incorporation into the Dominican Baseball League as of next February 15, he will be hit “blind blows” in which everyone would be affected.
“Frankly, I think no team is right. If you're ready for that, free agency is here. “It is very crude and we understand that it is not yet the time to implement it and there are no defined regulations,” said Ravelo, after talking with Héctor J. Cruz, Sports Editor, and Pedro G. Briceño, editor of the Listín Diario. during his participation in the Café Deportivo de este rotativo. The lawyer discussed the free agency system that is expected to be established on February 15, after the signing of an agreement between the National Federation of Professional Baseball Players and the Dominican Baseball League.
“We thought all of this must have been a mistake. “It should have been very well studied and analyzed before beginning to be put into practice, we'll see what will happen,” added Mr. the blue president asked about the system that according to many could cause a great revolution in baseball.
And Ravelo was much more ;s away and expressed that he sees it as so nebulous that many people don't even imagine some of the things that can happen in that regard.
And he gave as an example, that in some certain teams there could be lines of players who wanted to sign with them, a fact that would once again cause an imbalance in the League.
And for Ravelo, the most painful thing Why would this happen, since Lidom currently enjoys a great balance, a fact that is strengthened by the fact that five different franchises have lifted the trophy in the same number of years.
In addition, this campaign was just fulfilled. a decade in which no club repeats the championship, a fact that for the last time occurred in the United States. in 2011-12 and 2012-13 when the Chosen One raised the the trophy.
Prior to this, the longest space without repeating scepters had been five years and there was a trophy. They won twice in the period 1990-95 and 2001-05, although in the last five years, the circuit only saw Licey and Las Aguilas win.
“The draw for rookies has brought a great balance in the League and this is more than comfortable,” he said. “Free agency can cause a new imbalance,” he added. This is when we do not have a regulation of a large number of pages in which the main executives of all the teams can sit down to discuss and analyze each of the aspects that it would involve.
“At least that is my opinion, I have expressed it, in fact I disagreed with that contract with Fenapepro for various reasons,” he added.
In his meeting with Listín Diario, he said he did not know what will it be? Apart from the actual operation, there is no clarity as to which players would qualify, among other aspects.
Licey between 21
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Audo Vicente, general manager of the Licey expressed his appreciation. In the Sports Hour program, at least between 21 and 24 players out of the 100 registered by this club would opt for free agency in February.
According to Vicente, the felines together with the Eagles and Stars would be among those who would have the most in the system that is expected to be implemented. This led to an increase in the salary scale of the teams with the players & rdquo; Vicente to Héctor J. Cruz, producer of Hora del Deporte.