Author Archives: Steve Cummings

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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BASEBALL ECONOMY DISCUSSION

Dave Cameron is a bright baseball mind that I wouldn’t hesitate to refer to as brilliant. His deep understanding of the game on all levels somehow translates to easy reading on FanGraphs.com and HardBallTimes.com. There’s a typically stellar post by … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: BRANDON DRURY

Here’s an interview with Arizona Diamondbacks #10 organizational prospect Brandon Drury that I did over on CalLeagueHeat.com. Drury is with the Visalia Rawhide  of the hiA Cal League this season. Brandon Drury is playing 3B and batting in the #3 … Continue reading

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INDIANS ADD BAUER FOR DOUBLEHEADER

With a doubleheader vs. the Padres scheduled for Wednesday due to Monday’s rainout, the  Cleveland Indians have added Trevor Bauer to the active roster as the 2nd-game starter. The right-hander out of UCLA was the third overall pick in the 2011 … Continue reading

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ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

Angels OF Mike Trout forced a tense contract situation when he put up other-worldly number in his first two big-league years, his age-20 and age-21 seasons. The situation was addressed today, as multiple sources are reporting that Trout and the Angels … Continue reading

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TIGERS EXTEND CABRERA

The Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera, extending his contract eight years beyond the two left on his current deal. The extension, which runs through the 2023 season, is reportedly worth $248MM, with two more … Continue reading

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