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The cautionary tale of Jacob Beltre

Updated: December 2, 2009, 12:57 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr.

Last week, without much buzz or fanfare, 16-year-old Dominican catching prospect Jacob Beltre agreed to terms with the San Diego Padres for a $60,000 bonus, a fraction of what many thought he would command just months ago when he was considered one of the top prospects in Latin America.

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