Posts by Steve Cummings

PHILLIES TAKE MONIAK WITH TOP OVERALL PICK

PHILLIES TAKE MONIAK WITH TOP OVERALL PICK

San Diego high school outfielder Mickey Moniak was taken first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday as the 2016 First-Year Player Draft got started.  The La Costa Canyon High School star became the first prep outfielder taken with the 1/1 pick since Delmon Young in 2003.

2016 MLB DRAFT STARTS TONIGHT

2016 MLB DRAFT STARTS TONIGHT

The First-Year Player Draft gets underway tonight with live coverage on MLB Network at 6PM ET. The first 77 picks will be broadcast tonight with rounds 3-10 airing live on Friday starting at 12:30PM ET. The Phillies have the top overall pick. Here’s the full first round, courtesy of BaseballAmerica.com: First Round 1 Phillies 2 […]

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]

NON-TENDER DEADLINE TONIGHT

NON-TENDER DEADLINE TONIGHT

Today is the last day for clubs to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible free agent, with the deadline being 12PM ET. If clubs choose not to tender a contract to an arb-eligible player who is unsigned for 2016, that player becomes a free agent.

RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

November 20th was the deadline to place Rule 5 Draft eligible players on the 40-man roster or risk losing them. Rule 5 deals with players who have either four or five years with a club but haven’t been placed on the 40-man. At this point, clubs must protect them by placing them on the 40-man […]

THREE QUALIFYING OFFERS ACCEPTED

THREE QUALIFYING OFFERS ACCEPTED

There were a record 20 Qualifying Offers extended this season and, not one, but three players accepted.

QUALIFYING OFFERS

QUALIFYING OFFERS

It’s the time of the year again when clubs need to make a Qualifying Offer or not to their pending free agents and the list of players who received a QO is out.

ATHLETICS’ NUNEZ SWINGING IT IN THE DESERT

ATHLETICS’ NUNEZ SWINGING IT IN THE DESERT

3B Renato Nunez is off to a hot start in the Arizona Fall League with four longballs in 11 games and a line of .304/.347/.609 for the Mesa Solar Sox.

DODGERS/MATTINGLY ARE NOW ON THE CLOCK

DODGERS/MATTINGLY ARE NOW ON THE CLOCK

(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) With the LA Dodgers’ ouster from the postseason party this week, the organization now faces one of the more interesting offseasons that any team will be confronted with.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE STARTS TUE, OCT 13

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE STARTS TUE, OCT 13

While the eyes of the baseball world are focused on MLB’s postseason, prospect watchers have another set of games on their minds when the Arizona Fall League kicks off on Tuesday. The AFL is where major league clubs send some of their best prospects to play with and against one another for most of October […]

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