John Manuel

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

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

Corbin Staying Put

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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

House Becomes Official

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Southern California officially announced the hiring of Tom House as its new pitching coach, a major coup for second-year coach Chad Kreuter. House pitched for the Trojans in 1967 before […]

College

Upton Called Up

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Remember all those Ken Griffey comparisons scouts put on Justin Upton prior to the 2005 draft? Like Griffey, Upton plays the outfield, and like Griffey, he went No. 1 overall […]

Minors

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 […]

College

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 […]

College

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.

College | #2008#Summer Scene#Summer Stock