Fake IDs in MLB

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    [QUOTE]been wondering all along if  jose iglesias wasn't really  bert campaneris I wouldn't be shocked to hear that there were more players lying about their ages to look EITHER younger or older
    Posted by pinstripezac[/QUOTE]

    WHy would they want to look older?

    Younger is the key. 

    A Dominican 16yo showing talent can get a big contract, but a 17yo showing the same skills won't get paid as much.  An 18yo showing the same skills might get a couple hundred dollars.

    Juan Oviedo used his friends ID to misrepresnt himself because by being oneyear younger, he was worth a lot more.  And he hardly pioneered this maneuver.  Remember right before rhe 2002 MLB season when all the Latino players true ages were being discovered and it lead to a slew of visa problems?  Bartolo Colon aged 4 years that off-season.

    The only player I have ever heard of representing himself to be older was Adrian Beltre, in what was clearly a maneuver orchestrated by Scott Boras.  And probably one he did more than once...
     
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    Re: Fake IDs in MLB

    Wakefield obviously has a fake ID, as he clearly moves, looks and pitches like he is 90 years old.
     

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