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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.

MLB APPOINTS COMMITTEE FOR COMMISSIONER SEARCH

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 is Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. and will include six other owners: Dick Montfort (Rockies), […]

UMPIRING IN MLB HITS A LOW POINT

UMPIRING IN MLB HITS A LOW POINT

What a week for umpiring in major league baseball, according to a feature story on Yahoo! Sports. Tim Brown, one of the premier baseball writers in America, succinctly recaps a couple of days that saw unthinkable blunders by major league umpires in that piece. One screw-up ultimately didn’t matter, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated […]

WATCH LIST UPDATED, GIANTS AND A’S SURVIVE

WATCH LIST UPDATED, GIANTS AND A’S SURVIVE

The Watch List section has been updated to include Manny Machado in the playoffs and Chris Owings in the Arizona Fall League. The Giants and A’s entered yesterday facing elimination and both earned victories and a Game 5 chance to advance. Bruce Bochy isn’t messing around with his starting pitchers and he went and got […]

JOHNNY PESKY – 1919-2012

JOHNNY PESKY – 1919-2012

ORIOLES CALL UP MACHADO

ORIOLES CALL UP MACHADO

The Baltimore Orioles called up INF Manny Machado, the third overall pick of the 2010 draft, on Thursday and he started at 3B against the Royals. Machado batted in the ninth spot and went 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored in Baltimore’s 8-2 loss to Kansas City. Machado sits at #9 on Baseball America’s […]

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

ASTROS TAKE CORREA WITH TOP PICK

The Houston Astros went against the pre-draft speculation in picking SS Carlos Correa of Puerto Rico with the top overall pick of the 2012 First Year Player Draft.┬áHouston took Correa rather┬áthan college pitcher Mark Appel or high school outfielder Byron Buxton. Much debate centered on whether the Astros would get more immediate help in Appel […]

DYLAN BUNDY DOMINANT IN 4TH START

DYLAN BUNDY DOMINANT IN 4TH START

The Baltimore Orioles’ top overall prospect, RHP Dylan Bundy, worked four perfect innings last night for the Delmarva Shorebirds (single-A). It was the fourth start of the season for Bundy, the #4 overall pick in the June 2011 draft, and marked his longest outing so far. The first three starts were all three-inning stints. After […]

FINALIZED ORDER FOR JUNE DRAFT

FINALIZED ORDER FOR JUNE DRAFT

MLB has released the order for the 2012 first-year player draft with all the slots for compensation decided. This draft will be the first to take place under the latest collective bargaining agreement, which dictated that each club will have a pool of money to spend on its picks in the first 10 rounds. Spending […]

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

DARVISH HAS STRONG DEBUT

The much-anticipated debut of Yu Darvish took place today in Peoria, AZ and the recently acquired RHP didn’t disappoint. In a two-inning stint vs. the Padres, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes, and allowed two doubles and no runs while striking out three. He fielded his position well, also, covering first on a grounder […]