Houston Astros: The hidden truth in the lawsuit against Yordan Alvarez

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 30: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros walks in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 30: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros walks in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros: The hidden truth in the lawsuit against Yordan Alvarez

A flawed, man-created system

It is a common practice and in which he plays magician traits for Manuel Azcona to sell off percentages of his players to other investors for cash advances. This is exactly what happened in Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez’s case according to my sources.

Before receiving any royalties from the Alvarez signing Azcona had received an advance from another Dominican investor.

Azcona continued to deny that he had received a payment from Álvarez to date.

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“Show me proof of a bank transaction in which a payment was made to me”, says Azcona.

But without a doubt, there is proof that Azcona received the money in advance for a percentage of the Alvarez signing which showed that the Cuban player is more than clean. “He signed a tripartite agreement”, accordingly to Batista.

In that document, Azcona gave Yordan the approval to pay a third party by the name of Pablo Eulogio Cruz, a Dominican businessman.

The biggest proof presented by Alvarez to a tribunal was a transcript of a bank transaction in which Alvarez made a payment to Cruz on the 15th of September 2016.

I was unable to obtain any testimony from Cruz for the story, according to the web page, Caribbean Digital Net Cruz is part of the conglomerate Crumera Global Import, a company that specializes in synthetic lubricants.

The unadulterated truth is that Yordan Alvarez made a payment to Pablo Eulogio Cruz with the authorizing of Manuel Azcona.

“Three years after the fact while in bankruptcy he wants to use the judicial system as a crutch but wasn’t he the one who signed the tripartite agreement”, declares Batista.

In the Dominican jungle just out of the grasp of MLB control where there are plenty of cases such as Yordan Alvarez vs Manuel Azcona.

A plethora of ballplayers will continue their litigation in Dominican courts and tribunals, some pay on time, while some don’t pay at all and have leans placed against them.

This is one more part of the baseball business and the complacencies of an unregulated system.  While in other cases investors want some players to pay double and triple the amounts agreed upon.

The system has failed enough of players in the Dominican Republic, the system has failed because of the simple fact that it was created by man.

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“Man created the system, so if the system is corrupt, it’s because the man is corrupt”.

*Yordan Alvarez declined to comment for this story.