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ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE TEAMS

With the MLB playoffs in full swing right now, and as entertaining as anyone could have hoped, the launch of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday will surely fly under the radar. But many of the elite minor league prospects will be … Continue reading

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DIAMONDBACKS MAKE SWEEPING LEADERSHIP MOVES

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a lost 2014 and the fallout may finally be complete with the high-profile leadership positions all having been shaken up. Legendary manager Tony LaRussa came aboard in May as Chief Baseball Officer. The team sunk … Continue reading

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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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