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Soderstrom Receives Largest Bonus For A Prep School Catcher In The Bonus-Pool Era

The Oakland Athletics have signed 1st-round pick Tyler Soderstrom for $3.3 Million (slot 26 value = $2,653,400) according to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline. Soderstrom received the largest bonus for a prep C in bonus-pool era. He is the son of former Major League Pitcher Steve Soderstrom who was the No.6 overall pick in the […]

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Boras Corp. Inks Top Prospect

Jon Heyman announced on Twitter that top Detroit Tigers pitching prospect, Matt Manning, has signed with The Boras Corporation. The former 9th overall pick of the 2016 MLB Draft out of out of Sheldon High School (CA) has posted a career Minor League ERA of 3.04 over the course of 70 games with 410 strikeouts, […]

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Scott Boras Wants Baseball Back

In an opinion piece published in this morning’s New York Times, super-agent Scott Boars of Boras Corp. penned an opinion piece in which he believes that baseball should came back, sooner rather than later. As you may be well aware, amid the outbreak of COVID-19 across the United States, and globally, all sports leagues closed […]

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MLB Contemplates Skipping 2020 Amateur Draft Due to COVID19

As the effects of Coronavirus continue to be felt around the globe, the sports world continues its planning towards resuming its regular seasons and in the case of Major League Baseball, beginning its regular season. Reports have surfaced that Major League Baseball will consider putting the 2020 Amateur Draft on hold as well as putting […]

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MLBPA, Boras, Moreno Among Those Irked as Betts Trade Stalls

On an otherwise quiet Tuesday night in sports, many baseball fans suddenly changed their television channels from The State of the Union Address to The Baseball Network as former league MVP Mookie Betts was reportedly traded. It’s not an unprecedented maneuver, as we have recently seen the likes of Josh Donaldson, Andrew McCutchen, and Giancarlo Stanton […]

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Kris Bryant v. Chicago Cubs

            Earlier this week the baseball world received the decision heard around the world…an impartial arbitrator decided against Kris Bryant, and in favor of the Chicago Cubs, regarding the star player’s 2015 service time grievance.              The decision is quite obviously a loss for Bryant and the players, but to put a positive spin on a bad […]

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MLB 2020 Salary Arbitration Primer

January 10, 2020 marked an important day in baseball’s offseason calendar. Teams and Clubs exchange desired figures for the 2020 season – a process defined by the CBA as salary arbitration. Although Teams and Clubs, more often than not, reach a settlement on salary negotiations, there is the occasion where both parties cannot agree on […]

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New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes Settle Grievance

The New York Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have settled their injury grievance, agreeing to reduce Cespedes’ salary for the 2020 season. In December of 2016, the New York Mets and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a four-year, $110 million. The contract stands as the fifth largest in Mets history behind David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Johan […]

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Winter Meetings Wrap-Up

As Major League Baseball’s 2019 Winter Meetings reach its conclusion today, one thing has become clear, baseball is booming.  The Winter Meetings saw massive contracts being handed out (in excess of $300 million for just one player), swirling rumors, sweeping changes to the game, and even alterations to the way in which the league responds […]

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Noe Ramirez Signs with Ballengee Group

Jon Heyman of MLB Network, announced that Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez has signed with Steve Rath and Jeff Borris of Ballengee Group. Ramirez is 29 years old and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of California State University Fullerton, making […]