John Manuel

Cubs’ Taylor Suspended

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Cubs righthander Scott Taylor, a fifth-round pick in 2005 out of a Virginia high school, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse, violating MLB’s drug […]

Minors

Well-Suited Volunteer

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Georgia Tech hired a new volunteer assistant coach, one who probably is comfortable enough financially to work as the volunteer. That would be Matt White, and not the one who […]

College

Brewers’ Jeffress Suspended

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The Brewers’ top three prospects entering the year were Yovani Gallardo–check–Ryan Braun–check–and Will Inman, since traded to the Padres. No. 4 was Jeremy Jeffress, the flamethrowing prep righthander whom the […]

Minors

Kennedy Joins Joba

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Peter Abraham’s fine LoHud Yankees Blog reports (as I’m sure others do) that Ian Kennedy will join Joba Chamberlain on the Yankees pitching staff. He’ll start Saturday, taking Mike Mussina’s […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Draft Deals Come Down To The Wire

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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

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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

Post-Deadline Winners And Losers

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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