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First Salvo For Red Sox?

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The Red Sox are expected to be major players in above-slot signings, though they’ve been mostly quiet on that front. Their first of the day has just been announced, however, […]

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Brackman Was Just The Start

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The Yankees’ Deadline Day didn’t end with giving first-round pick Andrew Brackman a $3.35 million bonus as part of a $4.55 million guarantee big league deal that could be worth […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Porcello’s Contract Details

Jim Callis -

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 […]

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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 […]

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Davis Still Waiting

Alan Matthews -

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 […]

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And Then There Were Eight . . .

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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 […]

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Buckle Your Seatbelts

Jim Callis -

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 […]

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Giants Sign Fairley

Jim Callis -

The Giants have signed No. 29 overall pick Wendell Fairley for $1 million, $10,000 above MLB’s slot recommendation of $990,000. A Mississippi high school outfielder, Fairley was one of the […]

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Clubs Will Feel Porcello Aftershocks

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As Rick Porcello nears completion of a record contract with the Tigers, the aftershocks will be felt in several other negotiations with first-round picks, most notably David Price (No. 1 […]

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Red Sox Sign Dent

Jim Callis -

The Red Sox announced the signing of California high school shortstop Ryan Dent on Monday. Dent, the 62nd overall pick, signed for $571,000 and reduced the total of unsigned supplemental […]

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Tigers Near Record Deal With Porcello

Jim Callis -

For the fourth straight year, the Tigers are going to make a huge splash with an above-slot deal in the first round. After signing Justin Verlander (2004), Cameron Maybin (2005) […]

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Marlins Land Stanton

Jim Callis -

The Marlins have agreed to terms with second-round pick Mike Stanton, and the deal will be completed once he passes a physical. Stanton signed for $475,000 as the 76th overall […]

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Deadline Approaches

Alan Matthews -

As I returned home from a two-week stint on the high school showcase circuit, it’s time to shake out the notebook and share a few tidbits I picked up along […]

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Braves Sign Heyward

Jim Callis -

Though baseball’s first-ever official draft signing deadline is fast approaching (11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday), there was little activity over the weekend. The Braves did announce the signing of first-round […]

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Aflac Lineups

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SAN DIEGO–On the eve of the fifth-annual Aflac Classic, there’s plenty of anticipation, as 37 of the nation’s top rising seniors assemble for Saturday’s 3 p.m. EDT first pitch at […]

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