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Recent StoriesMarch 7: Scouting Flap Brings Controversy to World Baseball ClassicMarch 5: Korea Upsets Japan to Win Pool AMarch 4: Puerto Rico, Venezuela Post Final RostersMarch 4: Japan and Korea Advance to Second RoundMarch 3: Korea and Japan Win WBC Pool A OpenersMarch 2: Italy announces roster; Pedro bows out of WBCMarch 1: Guerrero, Sabathia and Wagner back out of WBCMarch 1: Academic Progress Report tags 21 programsFebruary 28: Cuba, Canada Name WBC Rosters February 27: Tough Weekend For Russell County February 23: Brewers Sign Peralta, Dominican Splurge Continues February 22: Rangers Coach Jaramillo To Miss Time Due To Cancer February 18: Australia Announces World Baseball Classic Roster February 17: Krivsky Continues Moves, Adding Buckley To Staff February 9: IOC Rejects Baseball And Softball For 2012 Olympics February 8: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day Six February 7: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day Five February 6: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day Four February 5: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day Three February 4: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day Two February 3: 2006 Caribbean Series: Day One February 2: Caribbean Series Preview February 2: World Baseball Classic: Scouting The Cubans January 30: Mets Add Wogan As Director Of Minor League Operations January 20: Treasury Department Reverses, Cuba Back In WBC January 17:
USA, Canada Announce Prelimiary WBC Rosters
January 11: NCAA
Approves Uniform Start Date For 2008
January 9: Mets Reportedly Sign Pelfrey January 9: No. 1 Pick Upton Signs For Record Bonus January 6: No. 1 Pick Upton Close To Signing January 6: Coaching Legend Dedeaux Dies At 91 December 22: Cubs Hire Wilken As New Scouting Director December 14: Cuba Out Of World Baseball Classic December 5: Going Deep with USA Buck Martinez December 5: 177 Big Leaguers Announced For World Baseball
December 2: Rule Five Draft Preview November 20: Team USA Finishes Olympic Qualifying Unbeaten November 19: Team USA Stays Unbeaten With Win Over Panama November 18: MLB’s Jimmie Lee Solomon On The Proposed Minor League Changes November 18: Team USA Advances To Americas Olympic Qualifier November 17: Team USA Wins Revenge Game November 16: Team USA Romps in Olympic Qualifying Opener November 10: American Association Adds 10th Team November 3: Mets’ Soler Gets His Visa November 3: U.S., Canada Announce Olympic Qualifying Rosters October 28: High School Wood Bat Event Postponed October 28: Minor League Changes On Pace For Delay October 28: Mets Tab Terrasas As New Scouting Director October 17: Nationals Fire Farm Director
Adam Wogan
October 13: International Update: Johnson to manage USA Olympic qualifier squad; Cuba not confirmed
for WBC
October 7: Cuba To Participate In World Baseball Classic October 6: U.S. Set to Host Olympic Qualifier October 5: Sioux City Joins Teams Withdrawing From Northern League October 1: Three Teams Withdraw From Northern League September 29: Royals Sign Alex Gordon September 28: 2005 Scouts of the Year September 23: Maybin Signs With Tigers September 19: Dodgers and Hochevar Start From Scratch September 18: Cuba Wins Gold At World Cup September 16: World Cup Update: Cuba To Play For Gold; USA Forfeits September 14: Cuba Tops USA In World Cup Medal Round September 13: USA Reaches Medal Round At World Cup September 12: USA Continues To Falter At World Cup September 9: Tulane, New Orleans Regroup At New Campuses September 9: USA Junior Squad Locks Up Semifinal Slot September 9: Nicaragua Bombs Team USA At World Cup September 8: Pitching Carries Team USA Junior Squad September 6: Brewers Nab Top Dominican Talent September 6: USA Continues To Roll At World Cup September 6: Tulane Moves Baseball Program to Texas Tech September 6: USA Remains Undefeated In World Cup Play September 6: Junior National Team Runs Record To 3-0 September 5: USA Junior Squad Tops Cuba September 3: Mets Shake Up Scouting Department September 2: Cuba Ends Youth Gold Streak At Three September 2: Team USA Junior Roster Takes Shape August 29: USA Has Difficulty Assembling Top Roster For World
August 23: Owners Postpone Vote On Minor League Changes August 14: West Tops East 8-4 in Third Annual Aflac Game August 12: Wilson Delgado Suspended For Banned
August 12: Big Changes On Tap For Scouting, Player Development August 5: Pitchers star at East Coast Showcase July 29: Team USA Sweeps Italy July 26: AFL Managers And Coaches Named July 22: Team USA Looks For Consistency In Return Home

July 15: Many Top Draftees Impress At WWBA

July 15: Three More Suspended For Banned Substances July 15: Oklahoma Hires Golloway, Duke Names Alum July 14: Rain Postpones Majority Of WWBA Tournament July 14: Cuba Balking At Classic?

July 14: Braves Sign Aussie For Six-Figure Bonus

July 14: All-Star Game Wrap-Ups July 12: Team USA Drops Series In Japan July 12: True Shocker: Stephenson returns to Wichita State July 11: Mets Sign Top Two Latin American Free Agents

July 11: Officials Provide Details Of World Baseball Classic

July 10: World Arms Dominate at Futures Game July 10: Stephenson Leaves Wichita State For Oklahoma July 8: Baseball Eliminated From Olympics After 2008 July 6: USA Baseball Gets Off To Quick Start

July 1: USA Baseball Announces Summer Roster

July 1: MLB Suspends Two Nationals For Banned Substances June 24: Five More Suspended For Banned Substances June 23: A&M, Indiana Fill Vacancies June 22: Homer Streak Ends At 75 Games June 13: NCAA
Prosposes Uniform Start Date

June 6: Tiny Michigan School Wins 71 Straight

May 30: Weaver, Drew End Record Holdouts May 26: Team USA Expands Invitee List To 25 May 21: Morales To Make Pro Debut May 20: Three Minor League Pitchers Suspended May 20: Weaver Joins Drew In Independent Atlantic League May 19: Five Cuban Defectors To Declare For Draft May 18: NCAA Rules Nine Innings A Necessity May 13: Four More Suspended For Steroids May 12: Eleven More Suspended For Steroids

May 10: World Cup Announement Expected This Week

May 9: Rickey Henderson signs Indy league contract

May 6: Indians’ McDonald Suspended For Steroids

May 5: Allison Returns To Mound

May 4: Team USA Announces First Summer Team Invites

May 4: Cuban Defectors Remain In Limbo

April 26: Mariners Strong Suspended For Steroids

April 22: Nine More Suspended For Steroids April 20: Rangers’ Montero Suspended For Steroids April 20: Stephen Drew Signs Indy League Contract April 11: Rockies Outfielder Piedra Suspended For Steroids April 11: U.S., Canada Qualify For World Cup April 6: Three Pirate Farmhands Test Positive For Steroids April 4: 38 Suspended For Steroids March 24: ESPN Unveils College Baseball Schedule March 16: World Cup Qualifier Set March 7: Marriage Penalty: Visa Woes Plague Dominicant March 7: Tribe Shuts Down Top Prospect

March 3: Angels Break Off Talks With Weaver

March 2: Fuson Joins Padres Staff

February 28: NCAA To Release First Academic Progress Report

February 18: Rule Change Designed To Increase Game Pace February 15: Blackley Out For 2005 Following Labrum Surgery February 9: Second Surgery For L.A.'s Miller February 7: Meixco Wins Caribbean World Series
February 4: Broken Jaw Sidelines Greene February 3: Longhorns Dismiss LeCure February 1: Travel Problems Delay Dominican Team’s Arrival February 1: Hamels Out Up To Three Months Following Altercation

January 27: Mariners Sign Cuban Star Betancourt

January 20: Rays Give Niemann Top Deal In 2004 Draft

January 11: Humber Signing Could Predicate Additional Deals

December 14: Fastballs, Fast Feet Dominate Rule Five December 13: Blogging From The Rule Five December 13: Rule Five Draft Results December 10: Rule Five Draft Preview December 1: Angels Sign Cuban Star Morales November 20: Jeff Allison Anticipates Comeback November 17: Orioles Tab Jordan As New Scouting Director October 28: Six-Year Free Agent List October 25: Kubel Goes Down In AFL October 23: Tigers Sign No. 2 Overall Pick Verlander

October 14: Tigers Withdraw Offer To Verlander

October 12: Brewers Righty Jones To Miss 2005 October 11: Six More Cubans Defect

September 29: MLB Denies Townsend’s Gamble

September 28: Orioles Shake Up Scouting Department September 27: Minor Leagues Set New Attendance Record September 20: Marty Brown: 2004 Minor League Manager of the Year

September 19: Diamondbacks Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Rosario Case

September 16: Everts To Miss Most of ’05 Season September 15: The Affiliation Shuffle Begins

September 14: Wade Townsend Enters Uncharted Territory

September 9: Jeff Francis Wins Minor League Player Of The Year Award

September 3: Drew Weighs Options

August 31: Drew Withdraws From School, But Deal May Not Be Close August 28: Diamondbacks, Drew Get Closer To Deal

August 26: Royals Hire Rowland To Oversee Scouting, Development

August 26: Diamondbacks, Drew Reach Breaking Point

August 24: Tribe Signs Sixth Overall Pick Sowers

August 24: Rozier Gets Record $1.575 Million From Red Sox August 23: Cardinals To Buy El Paso Franchise

August 18: Rockies Save With Walker, Spend On Fowler

August 16: Angels Land Trumbo For Record $1.425 Million

August 16: Cubs Lock Up Top Pick Johnson For $1.26 Million

August 4: Canada Tops Greece 5-3 In Exhibition July 26: Angels Sign Adenhart For $710,000

July 23: Texas Power Struggle Leaves Fuson Blowing In The Wind

July 21: Padres Lift Bush’s Suspension

July 15: Morneau Highlights Preliminary Canadian Roster

July 14: Minor League All-Star Game Wrapups July 11: Pitchers Dominate Futures Game As U.S. Wins

June 28: Potential Kinetsu/Orix Merger Sends Japan Into Flux

June 23: Detroit Mercy Drops Baseball

June 23: Padres Look Into Voiding Bush’s Contract

June 22: Padres Suspend Top Pick Bush June 18: Marlins’ Allison Admits To Failing Drug Test

June 16: Talented Crop Set For Perfect Game Showcase

June 10: Top Cuban Talent Defects To U.S.

June 2: USA Invites Nine More To Trials

May 24: Top Prospect Adenhart To Have Elbow Surgery May 24: Petrick Retires, Cites Parkinsons

May 21: Scoreless Innings Record Grows

May 17: Possible World Cup Clears Drug Hurdle

May 17: Rosario’s Identity Comes To Light, Actual Age Is 22

May 14: Rosario’s Identity Now In Doubt May 13: Dustin McGowan Out For Year Following Tommy John Surgery

May 9: Adriano Rosario Signing Raises Red Flag

May 7: Marlins RHP Allison Treated For Painkiller Dependency May 4: Giovanny Gonzalez Dismissed From High School Team

Apr 27: Tribe Demotes Guthrie To Double-A Akron

Apr 27: USA Baseball Completes Coaching Staff

Apr 22: Allison Returns To Camp, Questions Remain

Apr 18: Angels LHP Torres To Miss All Of 2004

Feb 18: Josh Hamilton Suspended For MLB Drug Policy Violations

Feb 17: Will DePodesta Bring “Moneyball” To La-La Land?

Feb 11: Yankees Sign Cuban Defector Duenas

Feb 10: USA Baseball Promotes Campbell, Darwin

Feb 9: Brewers Pitcher Martinez Surrenders To Authorities

Feb 7: Dominican Republic Wins Caribbean Series

Feb 6: Caribbean Series: Venezuela, Mexico Keep Hope Alive

Feb 5: Caribbean Series: Dominicans Move Within One Win Of The Title

Feb 5: BA’s Josh Boyd To Become Area Scout For Padres

Feb 4: Pacific Coast League Looks For Solution In Portland

Feb 4: Henson Quits Baseball To Pursue NFL Career

Feb 4: Caribbean Series: Nieves Gets Some Revenge, Sends Puerto Rico to 0-3

Feb 3: Caribbean Series: Dominican Republic Is Only 2-0 Team After Day Two

Feb 2: Caribbean Series: Dominican Republic Wins on Day One

Jan 27: Rodriguez, Duenas Fail To Impress In WorkoutJan 27: National Strike Should Not Affect Caribbean Series

Jan 14: Sledge Becomes Second To Test Postive For Steroids

Jan 8: Two Cuban Defectors Declared Free AgentsJan 7: Reds Complete Front Office Alignment

Jan 7: Turnbow Tests Postive For Steroids