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West Owns Talent, East Takes Title

Alan Matthews -

Despite a roster than included three injured pitchers and another that was ineligible, the East squad used a ninth-inning rally to score a 5-4 comeback victory against the West in the Aflac Classic. Alan Matthews recaps the game and empties out his notebook after returning from Southern California.

High School | #2008

NCAA Tweaks CWS Schedule

Aaron Fitt -

The Division I Baseball Committee has unveiled a slightly modified schedule for the 2008 College World Series. The event will now start on Saturday, June 14 rather than Friday as […]

College

Ducks Cast Wide Nets

Aaron Fitt -

Brian Meehan had a very interesting column about Oregon’s search for a head coach for its soon-to-be-resuscitated baseball program in yesterday’s Oregonian. Among the tidbits revealed in the piece: the […]

College

BAPR Plus: August 14

J.J. Cooper -

If you’re looking for a theme to Monday’s game, it could be called redemption. Jo-Jo Reyes and Kendry Morales are proving themselves again in Triple-A after struggling in the big […]

Minors

Clubs Will Feel Porcello Aftershocks

Jim Callis -

As Rick Porcello nears completion of a record contract with the Tigers, the aftershocks will be felt in several other negotiations with first-round picks, most notably David Price (No. 1 […]

Draft

Red Sox Sign Dent

Jim Callis -

The Red Sox announced the signing of California high school shortstop Ryan Dent on Monday. Dent, the 62nd overall pick, signed for $571,000 and reduced the total of unsigned supplemental […]

Draft

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