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Fall Classic

Alan Matthews -

JUPITER, Fla.–For baseball junkies, the only eye-popping velocites that can typically found this time of year are on Fox’ broadcasts of playoff games–where the radar gun readings at times appear […]

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Will Work With Wood

Alan Matthews -

JUPITER, Fla.–As we have done for the past year or so, Baseball America is attending another major wood bat amateur tournament and providing insight and highlights here on the Draft […]

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Race For The Bottom

John Manuel -

While watching pennant races is fun, try watching the race to the bottom of the standings–and thus the race to the top of the 2008 draft. That race is getting […]

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Draft Deals Come Down To The Wire

John Manuel -

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.

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System Failure

Jim Callis -

We’ve already reported that despite MLB slashing bonus recommendations by 10 percent across the board, as well as implementing rule changes it believed would give clubs more leverage, bonuses increased […]

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Post-Deadline Winners And Losers

John Manuel -

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 […]

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Rangers Update

Jim Callis -

We’ve tracked down the bonus on Rangers supplemental first-rounder Neil Ramirez. It’s $1 million. Texas also has signed another of its sandwich picks, Julio Borbon. Borbon received a major league […]

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A Few More Notes

Jim Callis -

A few quick items before I head off for some much-needed sleep . . . • Another Scott Boras client signed late. South Carolina righthander Wynn Pelzer (ninth round, Padres) […]

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Whither The Rangers?

Jim Callis -

Before their game Wednesday night against the Royals, the Rangers issued a press release announcing the signings of supplemental first-round picks Julio Borbon and Neal Ramirez, fifth-rounder John Gast and […]

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Red Sox Four Sign More

Jim Callis -

After signing high school first basemen Anthony Rizzo (sixth round, $325,000) and David Mailman (seventh round, $550,000) earlier on Deadline Day, the Red Sox have announced four more over-slot signings. […]

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Wieters Signs For $6 Million

Jim Callis -

All 30 first-rounders are done. No. 5 overall pick Matt Wieters signed at the last second with the Orioles. He received a straight $6 million bonus. Wieters’ bonus amount is the […]

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McGeary Signs For $1.8 Million

Jim Callis -

This just in . . . Jack McGeary (sixth round) just signed with the Nationals. McGeary gets a $1.8 million bonus, which is a record for his round, and Washington […]

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