John Manuel

All-Star Game A Letdown In Cape Cod

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A somnabulant crowd at Yarmouth-Dennis watched the best players in the Cape Cod League go through the motions, while the high school players played with more passion in a showcase all-star event the day before.

College | #2007

Second Maddux Stint Ends In Chicago

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The first time Greg Maddux left the Cubs, he was at the peak of his powers as a free agent in 1992. Now, Maddux has left the friendly confines of Wrigley Field again, this time as a past-his-prime, back-of-the-rotation starter. He went to the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for deluxe defender Cesar Izturis. Chicago also contributed $2 million toward the remainder of Maddux' salary.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Rangers Add Another Bat In Stairs

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New Royals general manager Dayton Moore continued Monday to do whatever he can to improve his organization for the future, trading 38-year-old Matt Stairs to the Rangers. Continuing a theme of most of Moore's initial deals, Kansas City acquired a promising if erratic arm in Triple-A righthander Joselo Diaz.

Majors | #2006#Trade Central

Draft Dish

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The Yankees have reached a deal with Ian Kennedy, sources say, but the deal is being kept under wraps while attempting to get the commissioner's office's approval.

Draft | #2006#Draft Dish