posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 11:23 AM
Baseball's version of human trafficking doesn't resemble the typical atrocities across the world, in which people, particularly women, are sold
and traded, often into sexual slavery. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans have left the country to escape Fidel Castro's regime, traversing perilous
waters in search of freedom. The price for a typical escape today: $10,000 per person. Baseball players are different, prized by smugglers as diamonds
to be sold on the secondary market. Simply because the sport's victims often leave of their own volition and ultimately come into millions of dollars
does not lessen the crimes committed by those looking to leverage themselves into a cut of the riches.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Recently some 13 Cuban Baseball players have come forward detailing horrific stories of kidnapping, extortion, being held hostage, life and limb
threatened--- and all for what?
Why a percentage of a players potential multi million dollar contracts of course.
How much money are we talking about?
Well Leonys Martin signed a five-year, $15.5 million deal. Dodgers star Yasiel Puig received a guaranteed $42 million before playing a single game in
North America. And on Oct. 29, the Chicago White Sox handed a six-year, $63 million contract to first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu.
That's a bit better than Fidel Castro’s state-run sports machine, which pays $17 a month
Upon receiving his signing bonus, Puig allegedly paid 20 percent of his total contract value to the Florida group that ultimately brought him
to the United States in July 2012.
SO who were these so called humanartains helping cuba ball players into the US of A ?
The the murderous Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas.
I bet you'd pay 20% to these guys too after they threatened to cut off your hands if you didn't cough up the cash.
LA Times oraginal story
Well now the lid is blown off the secret about how MLB has paid off and looked the other way in deals tantamount to human slavery are conducted all
for the sake of the game. or should I say the billions in profits generated by these sought after player.
More on the MBL role here
edit on 28-4-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)