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The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Business stories making headlines around baseball. • A few stories on the Fenway Sports Group’s purchase of the Salem Avalanche, which I think we were the first to report here. […]

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Padron Suspended 50 Games

Ben Badler -

Athletics minor league outfielder Raul Padron has been suspended for 50 games as a result of his positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. Padron, 23, hit .223./.269/.409 in 345 at-bats […]

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Sox Purchase Salem

Josh Leventhal -

After 64 years, the Boston Red Sox are back in Salem. Sort of. Fenway Sports Group, the sports sponsorship company owned by Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry, reached […]

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Sox Coming To Salem?

Josh Leventhal -

A longtime rumor seems to be coming to fruition today in Salem. The Avalanche have called a press conference for this afternoon, seemingly to announce the Boston Red Sox’ purchase […]

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The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

I hear it always takes a little time to adjust after returning from the Winter Meetings. For example, a strange thing happened this morning: I didn’t pass any reporters or […]

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Major League Rule 5 Observations

Matt Eddy -

Observations and (often irreverent) notes from the major league portion of Thursday’s Rule 5 draft. • Lefthander Wesley Wright was the odd man out of the Dodgers 40-man roster crunch, […]

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Double-A Phase A Dud

John Manuel -

The whole Rule 5 draft doesn’t do it for a lot of the writers here; obviously we get excited about it while realizing it’s not a huge deal. But the […]

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Triple-A Phase Complete

John Manuel -

Thirty-six players picked; the Double-A phase has begun. I’m going to keep my ears open for intersting names but frankly the biggest names I heard late in the Triple-A phase […]

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Some Triple-A Phase Picks

John Manuel -

Shortstop Smelin Perez goes to the Marlins (from the Pirates), while the Reds take Juan Apodaca from the Dodgers system. RHP Santo Luis of the Astros goes to the White […]

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Triple-A Phase Set To Begin

John Manuel -

Here comes the minor league phase, Triple-A phase first. Rays select Rashad Eldridge, outfielder, from the Twins system. Then the Pirates take righthander Josh Hill, from — surprise! — the […]

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Nationals Take Another Turn

John Manuel -

Everyone passing in the second round but the Nationals go again, taking Garrett Guzman from the Twins. Wow, the Twins are losing some guys. Guzman’s another guy from Chris’ preview. […]

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Mariners Go With Dickey

John Manuel -

The Twins lose another player, but it’s Triple-A veteran R.A. Dickey; the Mariners took him. The Mets then took Rockies closer prospect Steven Register from the Rockies. Mike Gardner, who […]

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Barton Gone

John Manuel -

Brian Barton to the Cardinals; the Twins pass, first team to do so, followed by the Dodgers. The Blue Jays took Randy Wells from the Cubs organization, the first player […]

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Nationals Take Whitney

John Manuel -

Matt Whitney to the Nats, and the Astros take Wes Wright from the Dodgers, a lefthander. The picks are coming fast and furious, too fast for commentary right now, but […]

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