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Tigers Near Record Deal With Porcello

Jim Callis -

For the fourth straight year, the Tigers are going to make a huge splash with an above-slot deal in the first round. After signing Justin Verlander (2004), Cameron Maybin (2005) […]

Draft

A Hog-Wild Event

Josh Leventhal -

The ticker on the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs’ Website points out that the team’s first game is still 234 days away. However the mania that surrounds the team makes their debut […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Marlins Land Stanton

Jim Callis -

The Marlins have agreed to terms with second-round pick Mike Stanton, and the deal will be completed once he passes a physical. Stanton signed for $475,000 as the 76th overall […]

Draft

Deadline Approaches

Alan Matthews -

As I returned home from a two-week stint on the high school showcase circuit, it’s time to shake out the notebook and share a few tidbits I picked up along […]

Draft

Braves Sign Heyward

Jim Callis -

Though baseball’s first-ever official draft signing deadline is fast approaching (11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday), there was little activity over the weekend. The Braves did announce the signing of first-round […]

Draft

BAPR Plus: August 13

J.J. Cooper -

Ryan Royster’s impressive run of six straight games with a home run finally ended, but Cameron Maybin is working on a streak of his own–he’s hit a home run in […]

Minors

Aflac Lineups

Alan Matthews -

SAN DIEGO–On the eve of the fifth-annual Aflac Classic, there’s plenty of anticipation, as 37 of the nation’s top rising seniors assemble for Saturday’s 3 p.m. EDT first pitch at […]

Draft | #Summer Scene

Minimum Scholarship Amount Reduced

Aaron Fitt -

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors did not delay the implementation of a minimum scholarship threshold for college baseball as the sport’s academic enhancement group proposed, but it did […]

College

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Where does the Twins' Trevor Plouffe rank among minor league shortstop? How good is the Reds' top-heavy farm system? What are the rules for compensation for unsigned draft picks?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

BAPR Plus: August 10

J.J. Cooper -

If 2007 is the year of the hitting streak (with four streaks of 30 games or more), this is the week of the home-run streak. Ryan Royster and Josh Rodriguez […]

Minors

Mariners Add Fourth Lefty To Bullpen

Jim Callis -

The Mariners continue to hang tough in the American League West race, and they made a small trade Thursday to get some bullpen help. Seattle acquired John Parrish from the Orioles in exchange for minor league outfielder Sebastien Boucher and either a player to be named or cash considerations. Baltimore ultimately received cash considerations to complete the deal.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Archrivals Swing Minor Trade

Jim Callis -

The Dodgers and Giants are bitter rivals, but they reached detente long enough on Thursday to complete a minor trade. San Francisco sent Mark Sweeney to Los Angeles in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. On Aug. 26, the Giants received high Class A second baseman Travis Denker to complete the trade.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central