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2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft Preview: The Most Intriguing Prospects

2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft Preview: The Most Intriguing Prospects

By | December 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm | No comments

On Thursday morning, the MLB will hold its annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams will have the opportunity to draft eligible players, and then add them to their rosters for the upcoming season. Not all teams will participate, but those that do, will pay a $50,000 fee to...

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National Emergence: Nationals Clinch First Playoff Berth in D.C.

National Emergence: Nationals Clinch First Playoff Berth in D.C.

By | September 21, 2012 at 1:39 am | One comment

// // They're in! For the first time since 1932, a D.C. baseball team will play in the postseason. On Thursday night, the Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1, earning their 91st win of 2012. With just thirteen regular season games remaining, the victory...

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Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate to Dodgers

Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate to Dodgers

By | July 25, 2012 at 4:35 am | No comments

According to Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Florida Marlins traded Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate to the Dodgers. In return, Los Angeles assumes more than $32 million remaining on Hanley's contract, and will also send hard-throwing pitcher Nathan Eovaldi...

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2012 MLB All-Star Game: Biggest Snubs

2012 MLB All-Star Game: Biggest Snubs

By | July 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 4 comments

// // On Sunday, the MLB announced the American League and National League representatives headed to Kauffman Stadium for the 83rd All-Star Game. Per usual, a handful of top-players were left off of the mid-summer classic's two rosters. Though a couple of guys might still...

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2012 MLB Draft: Top Prospects with Scouting Grades

2012 MLB Draft: Top Prospects with Scouting Grades

By | May 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm | No comments

The upcoming 2012 MLB Draft, held June 4th through June 6th, marks an exciting time for baseball fans. Every June, unlucky franchises get first crack at the brightest talent, and savor their chance to rebuild their future. The draft offers spectacular athletes with skill sets...

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Fantasy Keeper Prospects: Buckel, Castellanos Catch Fire

Fantasy Keeper Prospects: Buckel, Castellanos Catch Fire

By | May 5, 2012 at 2:42 am | No comments

Cody Buckel (Rangers) - Cody Buckel has skyrocketed up the prospect ranks since the Rangers drafted him out high school in the second round of the June 2010 draft. Making his professional debut in the class-A South Atlantic League last season, Buckel tore apart the competition...

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Nationals Ace Stephen Strasburg Looks Sharp in First Spring Start

Nationals Ace Stephen Strasburg Looks Sharp in First Spring Start

By | March 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm | No comments

On Sunday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium, the Astros handed the Nationals their second straight loss to open Spring Training 2012. Washington was blown-out by a score of 2-10, though the club ultimately walked away feeling accomplished. For the Nationals,...

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Yankees Win Negotiating Rights to Seibu Lions Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

Yankees Win Negotiating Rights to Seibu Lions Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima

By | December 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm | No comments

The Yankees have won exclusive rights to negotiate a big league contract with Seibu Lions shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. On Thursday, the MLB Commissioner's Office announced that the Yankees' $2 million offer topped bids from all of the other clubs participating in the...

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2011 MLB Rule 5 Draft: A Comprehensive List of the Top Eligible Players

2011 MLB Rule 5 Draft: A Comprehensive List of the Top Eligible Players

By | December 2, 2011 at 4:35 am | 2 comments

The 2011 MLB Rule V ("Five") Draft is set to take place on December 8th in Dallas, Texas. To view all of the top players available in this year's draft, check out Rule V Draft Tracker Page. While most teams use the Rule V Draft to fill bench and bullpen spots, rebuilding...

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Yakult Swallows Agree to Post Star Centerfielder Norichika Aoki to MLB

Yakult Swallows Agree to Post Star Centerfielder Norichika Aoki to MLB

By | November 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm | One comment

According to to the Manichi Daily News, the Yakult Swallows (NPB) have granted star centerfielder Norichika Aoki's request to post to the MLB. The three-time Central League batting champion, who petitioned his club-- for the second time in two years-- to post him, last...

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