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Pitching Trio Leaves Team USA

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Three of the top pitchers available for the 2008 draft have left Team USA, leaving the college national team without three of its top four starting pitchers as it prepares […]

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Oregon Reinstating Baseball

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The Pacific-10 Conference will be back at full strength in 2009. Oregon, which discontinued its baseball program after the 1981 season, announced it will again field baseball in the 2008-2009 […]

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Summer Stock

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This summer, Eastern Kentucky sophomore Christian Friedrich has joined the rest of the nation's top college players in the Cape Cod League, pitching for the Falmouth Commodores. And just like most of his collegiate baseball career, he was off to good start—and in the meantime, he said, he's having the best summer of his life.

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Signings Update: All-Star Edition

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Major League Baseball has made good on its promise to try to drive signing bonuses down. According to information acquired by Baseball America, bonuses are down in the first round […]

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Price Wins Another Award

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USA Baseball has named Vanderbilt lefthander David Price–Baseball America’s College Player of the Year–as winner of its Golden Spikes Award, the greatest honor an amateur baseball player can get in […]

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Blackburn Rolls On

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It had to be over; Nick Blackburn saw the swing Jeremy Owens put on the ball, heard the sound off the bat. After Thursday night’s 12-0 win over the host […]

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Bonuses Trending Down

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BA’s Draft Database is constantly being updated with signings, and the recent signing of Reds first-rounder Devin Mesoraco made him the ninth first-rounder to sign. The Reds gave Mesoraco $1.4 […]

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Alabama’s Wells Retires

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Suddenly, the Southeastern Conference has turned into Thunderdome: Two men enter, one man leaves. Former BA intern Josh Cooper, a reporter in Alabama for the Decatur Daily, is reporting that […]

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New Mexico Stays Local

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New Mexico hired Ray Birmingham to replace Rich Alday as its head coach. The Lobos didn’t have to look far to find Birmingham–he’s had the state’s best baseball program for […]

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Carrasco Reaches Double-A

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The Phillies promoted their No. 1 prospect, righthander Carlos Carrasco, to Double-A Reading. The 20-year-old Venezuelan got off to a slow start at high Class A Clearwater, with reports that […]

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