It’s Lima Time!!

Jose Lima

Jose Lima is the latest Major Leaguer to sign with a Mexican League team, joining the Saltillo Sarape Makers for their upcoming season.

 

General Manager Jaime Biancarte stated that although Lima is “eccentric” that he comes with the spirit to support the team and a player like him brings people out to the park  and his arrival to the club is positive because he brings much charisma.

In other Mexican League news, former LA Dodger Ismael Valdes joins former Major Leaguer Antonio Osuna with the Quintana Roo Tigres.  It seems the Tigres, who floundered last year and have never been able to make a go of it in Cancun are really trying to send a message that they are for real.  The expected turnout for the Tigres’ March 22nd home opener is 8,000.

The Tigres Uniform Unveiling

The Tigres also may bolster their roster as Colorado Rockies prospect Edgar Huerta and Atlanta Braves prospects Iker Franco and Jaime Trejo are likely to be optioned to Quintana Roo.

Uniform Unveiling

Children get in free to all the games (best idea ever) and for those who were wondering what the price of admission is, it works out to $12 for the best seats, $8 for preferential and $2 general admission.

Tigres Home Opener

 

Estadio Beto Avila

 

Chacho

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  • Is the Mexican AAA affiliated with any MLB clubs? If you check out the baseballcube links for the players that you list, many start their careers in AAA mexican league, are then signed by the MLB and go right back down to A ball.

  • I think it is like the AFL where teams aren’t affiliated with any organizations, but MLB teams just stick their (mostly Mexican) players on a team.

  • Ah, ok, I see that one the guys listed was “loaned” to the mexican league in 2004.

    What is the level of this league? Maybe a high A, or a AA. I assume that someone like Valdes should be a superstud (if he can stay healthy). With the opener getting 8000 fans, and the ticket prices at the levels you mention, did you here what kind of salary Lima & Valdes are getting? Interesting stuff.

  • The league is rated as AAA calibre. Salaries were not mentioned but it would be interesting to see. I’ll see if I can dig anything up.

  • It’s actually a AA+ league. Not advanced enough to be AAA, but not mediocre enough to “just” be an AA league. The worst issue the league has is that half its teams play in Colorado-ish altitudes, thus making the pitching awful. It does, though, have some stud pitchers and hitters, especially those pitchers in the Diablos Rojos roster who can maintain a 4.00 ERA while playing half their games in the Foro Sol.

    Valdes and Lima’s salaries are through the roof. Contrary to popular opinion, the league does get revenue, and half a team’s income goes to its star players. Consider the average salary a notch above AAA pay.

    Hope this helped.

  • Christina Ferrell

    HEY ALL YOU BORED HOUSEHUSBANDS!!! HAVE YOU EVER FULLFILLED YOUR DREAM? NAH, I DIDN’T THINK SO!!! THAT IS WHY YOU SIT AROUND WATCHING SPORTS AND JUDGING ABOUT EVERYONES MONEY AND JOBS. WELL LIMA DID! YOU ALSO ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT MEXICANS………WELL THEY PROBABLY MOW YOUR LAWNS……..OR PLAY YOUR SPORTS…..OR PROTECT YOUR BACKS……….SO WATCH IT! YOU WANT TO KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT HIS PAYCHECK, WELL I CAN TELL YOU IT WAS 150.00 A WEEK! HE HAS WORKED HARD FOR WHAT HE HAS………SO YOU ALL NEED TO GET BETTER PAYING JOBS!!! HE DON’T NEED TO PLAY, IT IS HIS DREAM TO PLAY, AND HE MADE HIS DREAM COME TRUE! ALOT MORE THAN YOU HOUSEHUSBANDS HAVE DONE!!!!