Player Movement in Baseball

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY AGREEMENT FOR MLB, MLBPA

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY AGREEMENT FOR MLB, MLBPA

MLB and the Players Association announced today that they have agreed to a policy on domestic violence that puts baseball at the forefront of this troubling issue. As has been the case with more than 20 years of labor negotiations, MLB has gotten out in front of a potentially troubling issue, working in the background before […]

DEADLINE DEALING IN NL WEST

DEADLINE DEALING IN NL WEST

The Dodgers and Giants are the only two NL west teams over .500 and they both made significant moves at the trade deadline. The division-leading Dodgers added Mat Latos and Alex Wood to their starting rotation and got some bullpen help with Jim Johnson coming aboard. The Giants added Mike Leake from the Reds. Here’s a […]

OPINION: PETE ROSE SAGA CONTINUES WITH LATEST ADMISSION

OPINION: PETE ROSE SAGA CONTINUES WITH LATEST ADMISSION

Pete Rose is one of the greatest players in the long, storied history of the game of baseball. No one would dispute that. Top 5 all-time in my book. But he’s not in the Hall of Fame, is banned from baseball and, for a generation of baseball fans, is known for his tragically poor actions […]

TONY GWYNN, MAY 9, 1950 – JUNE 16 2014

TONY GWYNN, MAY 9, 1950 – JUNE 16 2014

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT ORDER

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT ORDER

The 2015 First-Year Player Draft starts today and runs through Wednesday. The schedule is as follows, per MLB.com: Day 1: June 8 – Round 1 through Competitive Balance Round B 7 p.m. ET – Live on MLB Network and MLB.com (pre-Draft show starts at 6 p.m. ET) Day 2: June 9 – Round 3-10 1 […]

ASTROS CALL UP CORREA

ASTROS CALL UP CORREA

SS Carlos Correa, the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has been called up by the Houston Astros. It was a quick journey through the minor leagues for Correa, slowed down only by a broken leg last season. His first year of full-season baseball was 2013 at loA Quad Cities and Correa excelled […]

CORREA OFF TO HOT START AT AAA

CORREA OFF TO HOT START AT AAA

Carlos Correa was recently promoted to AAA Fresno after shredding AA pitching and has landed on his feet at the new level as if nothing has changed. Tonight, in his ninth game at AAA, Correa went 2-for-5 and launched his second homerun while driving in three runs. His batting average now sits at .326. Just […]

2015 DRAFT ORDER SET

2015 DRAFT ORDER SET

With the James Shields signing, the order for the 2015 First Year Player Draft is finalized. The entire draft order plus projected pool allotments is posted at BASEBALL AMERICA. Here are the first two rounds, plus compensation and competitive balance picks: 2015 MLB DRAFT ORDER First Round 1. Diamondbacks 2. Astros (for failure to sign […]

MARLINS BEAT LATOS, OWNERS WIN FIRST 2015 ARB CASE

MARLINS BEAT LATOS, OWNERS WIN FIRST 2015 ARB CASE

RHP Mat Latos lost his arbitration case against the Marlins on Thursday, giving the owners a win in the first case of 2015. Latos made $7.25MM last year and asked for a raise to $10.4MM. But the arbiter sided with the owners and Latos will make $9.4MM in 2015, his last year before free agency.

ARBITRATION HEARINGS

ARBITRATION HEARINGS

There is a group of players who have not avoided arbitration with their clubs, according to MLBTradeRumors.com’s Arbitration Tracker. Hearings may be held from today to the 21st, as scheduled, and agreements can still be made without going to hearing. If an arbitration hearing does take place, the player will either get his asking price or the […]

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