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FRANCOEUR A GOOD FIT FOR GIANTS

FRANCOEUR A GOOD FIT FOR GIANTS

The San Francisco Giants are sinking like a rock in the NL west, looking like anything but defending World Series champions. Last night’s 10-6 home loss to the Mets dropped the G-men back into last place with a record of 40-49. Earlier in the day the Giants acquired OF Jeff Francoeur to a to try […]

DODGERS ACQUIRE NOLASCO

DODGERS ACQUIRE NOLASCO

The red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers addressed a need on Saturday when they acquired RHP Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins for three minor league pitchers. The Dodgers seem to have righted their high-priced ship recently and have won 11 of their last 14 games to move dangerously close to the top of the weak NL […]

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS TODAY

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS TODAY

At 9AM ET today, the international signing period begins and teams will be able to use their pool  money to sign international free agents. This is anomaly that teams face in acquiring players with the absence of an international draft. Major league teams have several different methods they must use to acquire players from outside […]

2013 FIRST ROUND SIGNINGS

2013 FIRST ROUND SIGNINGS

Here’s a rundown of the players drafted in the first round of this year’s First Year Player Draft and their status of either “Unsigned” or the reported signing bonus. Source: Baseball America Draft Signings Central. Clubs have until July 12 to sign players selected in this year’s draft. Astros – RHP Mark Appel: $6.35M Cubs […]

ROCKIES SIGN #3 OVERALL PICK GRAY

ROCKIES SIGN #3 OVERALL PICK GRAY

RHP Jonathan Gray has signed with the Colorado Rockies for $4.8M, which is under the slot value assigned to the #3 overall pick. Gray was 10-3 at Oklahoma with a 1.67 ERA and struck out 147 batters in 126 1/3 innings. He will be assigned to Rookie ball in Grand Junction, CO. Gray is the […]

HOUSTON TAKES APPEL #1

HOUSTON TAKES APPEL #1

The Houston Astros surprised many by taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the top pick in this year’s First Year Player Draft. Appel was drafted after his junior season last year and famously failed to come to terms with the Pirates, who took him with the #8 pick. While all that was going on in […]

DRAFT DAY COVERAGE

DRAFT DAY COVERAGE

The 2013 First Year Player Draft kicks off today at 7PM ET with a Draft Preview Show on MLB.com launching at 6PM ET. What happens to Mark Appel will finally be revealed sometime this evening. The draft in its entirety will be viewable on MLB.com. Here’s a rundown of the coverage for the next three days which covers all 40 rounds. […]

PUIG HAS FLASHY DEBUT FOR DODGERS

PUIG HAS FLASHY DEBUT FOR DODGERS

With the string of injuries showing no signs of letting up, the Dodgers placed OF Carl Crawford on the DL Monday and called up OF Yasiel Puig to take his spot on the roster.  In his first major league game, Puig led off the game with a single, went 2-for-4 and closed the game with […]

STRUGGLING BREWERS MAKE MOVES

STRUGGLING BREWERS MAKE MOVES

Holding down last place in the NL Central, the Milwaukee Brewers added a couple of infielders on Monday in hopes of infusing new life to the team and its chances for the 2013 season. The Brewers went out and acquired 3B Juan Francisco from the Braves while calling up 2B Scooter Gennett from AAA Nashville. […]

THROWBACK: DODGERS TRADE MIKE PIAZZA

THROWBACK: DODGERS TRADE MIKE PIAZZA

As the 1998 season approached, Mike Piazza was one of the biggest stars in the game and he was coming up on free agency. As the matinee-idol face of the Los Angeles Dodgers who put up unthinkable numbers from the catcher position, it was almost inconceivable that things wouldn’t be worked out in negotiations to keep him […]

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