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Royals Also Join $10 Million Club

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The Red Sox may have broken the $10 million barrier for draft bonuses, but they’re not alone. The Royals spent $10,165,000 on bonuses for draft picks in the first 10 […]

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Breaking The $10 Million Barrier

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The Red Sox spent in excess of $10 million on their draft, which may be a first in draft history. Records for yearly expenditures by clubs are incomplete. But while an […]

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New First-Round Record

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The 27 first-round picks who have signed have received an average bonus of $2,484,963, shattering the previous record of $2,154,280 established in 2001. The average will come down slightly once the […]

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Hosmer’s Bonus

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The Royals gave No. 3 overall pick Eric Hosmer a $6 million bonus. Three of the four largest up-front bonuses in draft history were handed out on deadline day this year: The Giants gave […]

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Royals Sign Hosmer

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The Royals have signed No. 3 overall pick Eric Hosmer to a straight bonus deal. We’re digging for the number.

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Scheppers Doesn’t Sign

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We’re still waiting for word on Pedro Alvarez and Eric Hosmer at the top of the draft. Righthander Tanner Scheppers of Fresno State, the Pirates’ second-round pick (one round after […]

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Posey’s Bonus

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Buster Posey got $6.2 million from the Giants, the largest up-front bonus in draft history. Straight bonus, no major league deal.

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Giants Sign Posey

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The Giants have signed Florida State catcher Buster Posey, the No. 5 overall selection. We’re tracking down the terms.

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Alonso Terms

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The Reds did get Yonder Alonso done, and it’s a major league contract as reported earlier. Terms: $2 million bonus, $4.55 million guarantee on the MLB contract.

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Rangers Sign Smoak

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The Rangers have signed South Carolina first baseman Justin Smoak, their first-round pick, for a $3.5 million bonus.

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Deadline Has Passed

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And we’re still seeking details on Yonder Alonso’s major league contract and the eight unsigned first-rounders. Stay tuned!

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Reds Sign Alonso

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The Reds have signed No. 7 overall pick Yonder Alonso. It’s believed to be a major league deal, but the terms have yet to be announced.

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Hunter Sets Seventh-Round Record

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The A’s have signed Pepperdine righthander Brett Hunter for $1.1 million, a draft record for a seventh-rounder. Hunter projected as an early first-round pick before injuring his elbow in his […]

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Bleich’s Bonus

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Updating our last post, supplemental first-rounder Jeremy Bleich signed with the Yankees for $700,000, well below the estimated $863,000 slot value.

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Yanks Get Bleich Done

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If Gerrit Cole follows through and goes to UCLA as he has said, then Stanford lefthander Jeremy Bleich will be the Yankees’ top signee from the 2008 draft. The Yankees signed […]

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Don’t Expect Fields To Sign Tonight

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Georgia righthander Joshua Fields, the 20th overall pick by the Mariners, isn’t expected to sign tonight. As a college senior with no eligibility remaining, he has until a week before […]

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