Author Archives: Steve Cummings

PRELIMINARY AFL ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

The rosters for the six Arizona Fall League clubs have been announced, headlined by high-profile prospects Byron Buxton and Addison Russell. The AFL runs October 7th through November 15th and will showcase many of the top prospects from each major … Continue reading

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DODGERS MOVED SHREWDLY AT, AFTER DEADLINE

The Los Angeles Dodgers, famously, have the highest payroll in baseball and that is a result of the group led by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten taking ownership of the club from Frank McCourt. The new ownership group quickly made … Continue reading

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MANFRED ELECTED NEW COMMISSIONER

Rob Manfred will succeed Bud Selig and become the 10th commissioner in the history of Major League baseball. The owners came up with the required 23 votes (out of 30) after two tries resulted in Manfred garnering 22, one short. … Continue reading

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ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE DATES ANNOUNCED

The Arizona Fall League will begin on Oct 7 and conclude on Nov 15 with the annual Fall Stars Game taking place on Nov 1, per a release from MLB. If you’re not familiar with the AFL, it’s really worth … Continue reading

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TERMS AND RULES: RECALLED VS. CONTRACT PURCHASED

On July 30th, 2014, the San Francisco Giants made a couple of roster moves, with 1B Travis Ishikawa and OF Juan Perez joining the big league club. Ishikawa had his contract purchased by the Giants, while Perez was recalled. The … Continue reading

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SIGNING DEADLINE PASSES, AIKEN DOESN’T SIGN

The deadline to sign picks from the 2014 First Year Player Draft came and went today and the Astros failed to come to terms with 1/1 pick Brady Aiken, the highly touted left-handed high school pitcher out of California. Despite … Continue reading

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FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT TODAY

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft starts today at 7PM ET and runs through Saturday. The first two rounds and compensation rounds will happen today, continuing tomorrow through the 10th round, before finishing on Saturday with rounds 11-40. MLB.com has the complete listing … Continue reading

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BAUER HAS STRONG OUTING FOR INDIANS

RHP Trevor Bauer, the #3 overall selection in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, was called up by the Indians on Tuesday and had an excellent outing in a 6-2 Tribe win over the Tigers. The 23-year old out of UCLA … Continue reading

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2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT ORDER

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft will take place June 5-7. Baseball America has posted the official order with notes on the compensation picks. It is still unclear who the Astros will take at #1, the third straight year they have … Continue reading

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MLB APPOINTS COMMITTEE FOR COMMISSIONER SEARCH

With Bud Selig’s days as MLB commissioner winding down, a committee has been formed to find his successor. Selig, who was appointed commmisioner on July 9, 1998, will step down from the post in January of 2015. The committee chairman … Continue reading

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