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Moustakas Signs For $4 Million

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Joe Posnanski of the Kansas City Star just got word that Mike Moustakas signed with the Royals. Moustakas will get a $4 million straight bonus. Contributing: John Manuel.

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Parker Signs For $2.1 Million

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The Diamondbacks have signed No. 9 overall pick Jarrod Parker for $2.1 million, up from his MLB recommended slot of $1.89 million. As with the three players taken directly behind […]

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Orioles Sign Arrieta

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The Orioles announced a seven-figure signing of a Scott Boras client . . . but no, it’s not Matt Wieters. Baltimore landed Texas Christian righthander Jake Arrieta for a $1.1 million […]

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Moustakas & Wieters Gossip

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To this point on Draft Deadline Week, we’ve refrained from speculation and only reported confirmed signings (or definitive non-signings, as the case may be). But with a little less than […]

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Red Sox Ink Mailman

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The Red Sox have signed another slugging high school first baseman to an above-slot deal. David Mailman, a seventh-round choice, has agreed to terms for $550,000.

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Marlins Sign Dominguez

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The Marlins have signed California high school third baseman Matt Dominguez, the 12th overall pick, for $1.8 million. His draft slot was $1.62 million, while his bonus represents the 2006 […]

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Premium Picks Unlikely To Sign

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Four hours before the midnight deadline for signing draft picks, 23 players selected in the first five rounds have yet to come to terms. Teams are negotiations with several of […]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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