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Draft Deals Come Down To The Wire

John Manuel -

Deric Ladnier came to grips with the unique nature of the first Aug. 15 signing deadline for draft picks as the day's end approached. "It was a long day, a long few days," said Ladnier, the Royals' scouting director, shortly after the 11:59 p.m. Eastern deadline had passed. "It has been an emotional roller coaster.

Draft | #2007

Maybin To Majors

John Manuel -

Anything you can do, Justin Upton . . . Tigers prospect Cameron Maybin has been linked to Upton since they were the top two prep hitters in the 2005 draft […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: August 17

J.J. Cooper -

Steven Pearce started this season hoping to prove he was too good for high Class A. Now he’s making an argument that he’s ready for a big league callup. Craig […]

Minors

Serrano To Visit Oregon

Aaron Fitt -

UC Irvine coach Dave Serrano, Baseball America’s 2007 Coach of the Year, is back in the mix for the head coaching job at Oregon after originally taking his hat out […]

College

System Failure

Jim Callis -

We’ve already reported that despite MLB slashing bonus recommendations by 10 percent across the board, as well as implementing rule changes it believed would give clubs more leverage, bonuses increased […]

Draft

TCL In Turmoil

Aaron Fitt -

The Texas Collegiate League quickly established itself as one of the most talent-rich summer college baseball leagues in the country since its inception in 2004, but the league might have […]

College

Youth Tournament Still On

Alan Matthews -

The 16-and-under youth national team was one of 10 teams scheduled to compete in the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) World Youth Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, but IBAF has rescinded its affiliation, choosing not to sanction it as a World Championship because of political differences between the governments of Taiwan and Venezuela.

High School | #2008#Events#Team USA

Youth Tournament Still On

Alan Matthews -

The 16-and-under youth national team was one of 10 teams scheduled to compete in the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) World Youth Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, but IBAF has rescinded its affiliation, choosing not to sanction it as a World Championship because of political differences between the governments of Taiwan and Venezuela.

High School | #2008

Triple-A Report

Josh Terrell -Premium Content

Daric Barton is waiting patiently in Sacramento, as he would on a nine-pitch walk. The River Cats first baseman—and the Athletics' top position prospect—doesn't know when he'll get his opportunity to sip the big league coffee, but he'll be ready.

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Triple-A

O’s Update

Chris Kline -

While the signing of Matt Weiters late Wednesday night overshadowed everything else going on in the Orioles’ system as Baltimore fans released a collective sigh of relief, there are also […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Post-Deadline Winners And Losers

John Manuel -

One man’s assessment of the winners and losers as the first annual Draft Deadline Day Madness is behind us: WINNERS Thaaaa Yankees: No John Sterling call necessary. The Yankees did […]

Draft