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Rays Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Price

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No. 1 overall pick David Price has officially come to terms with the Devil Rays. Price will receive a $5.6 million bonus as part of a six-year major league contract […]

Draft

Aumont Signs For $1.9 Million

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The trend of signing mid first-round picks to 2006 (and not 2007) MLB slot recommendations continues as the Mariners have landed No. 11 overall pick Phillippe Aumont for $1.9 million. […]

Draft

Yanks Get Brackman Done

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The Newark Star-Ledger’s Dan Graziano and Ed Price–a former BA staffer, in the interest of full disclosure–have reported that the Yankees have signed their first-round pick, righthander Andrew Brackman. Baseball […]

Draft

Porcello’s Contract Details

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There have been conflicting reports as to the exact terms of Rick Porcello’s contract, but they’re available now that it has been officially reported to MLB’s office. Porcello matched Josh […]

Draft

The Latest Scuttlebutt

Jim Callis -

I haven’t heard any official signings in the last couple of hours, but I just did an all-draft-deadline chat over at ESPN.com. It’s linked at our site at Now back […]

Draft

All Dressed Up

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With their $50 million stadium under construction, roughly 2,000 season tickets already sold and various merchandise being bought in bundles at the souvenir shop, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs took another […]

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Victory!

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I have to disclose a bias when it comes to Fresno’s upcoming promotion: Johnny Drama vs. Dwight Schrute Night. It’s no contest. Drama wins. In fact there may not be […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Davis Still Waiting

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While the majority of focus during today’s deadline watch centers around the remaining unsigned first-round picks, one of the players who slid because of signability concerns is Rockies 14th-rounder Kentrail […]

Draft

And Then There Were Eight . . .

Jim Callis -

The Giants have announced the signing of No. 10 overall pick Madison Bumgarner, leaving a total of eight unsigned first-round picks. Bumgarner signed for $2 million, which was equivalent to […]

Draft

Corbin Staying Put

John Manuel -

Vanderbilt likes Tim Corbin. That much is certain. The university announced that Corbin–who will meet with the media Wednesday afternoon–has turned down Oregon’s overtures to lead its resuscitated program. Corbin […]

College

Buckle Your Seatbelts

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It’s no surprise that announcements of above-slot bonus deals for 2007 draft picks almost entirely were put on hold until August. Though several such deals were in place, clubs didn’t […]

Draft

BAPR Plus: August 15

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Radhames Liz almost picked up his second no-hitter of the season and Josh Rodriguez and Travis Vetters kept up their home run binges. Triple-A Jason Pridie hit five home runs […]

Minors

Charitable Contributions

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A new feature beginning in Baseball America’s upcoming issue will put a “Spotlight on Charity” in the Business Beat, focusing on a team’s or individual’s charitable efforts. Our first installment […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Oregon Pursues Corbin

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A source familiar with the process of resuscitating Oregon’s baseball program has confirmed that the Ducks have offered their head-coaching job to Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin. “They want to do […]

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