News broke today that Fidel Castro has resigned as president of Cuba.
This news may finally lead to the opening of the floodgates that quite possibly could be the greatest rush of talent to hit the MLB at one time. The baseball talent in Cuba is quality, and there is plenty of it there. Team Cuba lasted much longer in the 2006 World Baseball Classic than the Team USA squad filled with major leaguers on it, even making it to the final round. Players such as, Minnie Minoso, Rafael Palmerio, Tony Perez, Jose Canseco, Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, and Livan Hernandez, hail from Cuba. In total, 153 players from Cuba have played in the MLB; that number may explode in the very near future.