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A Crash Course On MLB Free Agency

We are in one of the most exciting periods of the year for baseball aficionados.  With the culmination of the World Series, free-agency is quickly approaching.  Use this guide so that you do not become confused with how all the events go down.  Free-agency’s implications go well beyond the signing of those who become eligible. […]

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Garret Anderson’s Heavenly Buyout

The Angels have chosen to buyout Garret Anderson’s remaining contract worth $3-million. If the buyout route was not taken, the Angels would have had to pay Anderson’s $14-million option. Many questions come to mind when asking yourself if Anderson is “worth it”. Well, my answer for this is, numbers do not lie. Anderson has had […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

Want to really appreciate life, at least for a day?  Then try to fast from sun-down one day to sun-down the next.  Me and my Jewish brethren (including Ryan Braun, Kevin Youkilis, and others) finished accomplishing that feat last night.  Nothing beats the break-fast meal.  I am back home in South Florida for the weekend, […]

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International Bonuses – Worth It?

I spent a lot of time preparing for this year’s MLB Amateur Draft and then following all of the news surrounding those selected leading up to the signing deadline of August 15th.  But MLB organizations are not only interested in players selected through the Amateur Draft.  There are also plenty of players outside of the […]

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Pedro May Soon Be A Pirate

Was it all an image issue?  Was Boras Corp pissed that Buster Posey, a guy drafted later than Boras client, Pedro Alvarez, received the highest signing bonus in the history of the MLB Amateur Draft?  At dusk on August 16th, reports stated that Posey received a $6.2 million bonus from San Francisco while Alvarez ended […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I am heading up to Winston-Salem, NC today (a lovely 8+ hour drive) and will be attending Chris Paul’s PBA Celebrity Invitational tomorrow at the AMF Major League Lanes.  I am going in support of Dynasty‘s client, Tommy Jones, who will be paired up with Miami’s own Dwyane Wade and I will be meeting up with Dynasty’s […]

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The Waiver Wire

Every year, major sports media outlets make a huge deal out of the MLB trading deadline.  But is the coverage of the deadline overblown?  Once July 31st passes, teams officially are no longer allowed to make formal trades with other clubs; however, every front office is well aware of the month of August, also known […]

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Recapping The 2008 MLB Draft Deadline

The signing deadline for players selected by MLB organizations in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft has passed.  On Thursday, I looked at which players had yet to sign, including Buster Posey, who was predicted to garner a rather large $7.5 million bonus.  It turns out that he received much less: $6.2 million.  The bonus is […]

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Friday’s MLB Draft Deadline

As Zak Kurtz pointed out earlier today, tomorrow is the signing deadline for those players selected by MLB organizations in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.  Besides Pedro Alvarez, many early selections remain unsigned with the deadline looming over their heads.  Some will be content to forego signing with an MLB club and will attend a […]

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College versus Pro: The decision is personal

Today is the first day of August. Fall approaches, but so does the signing deadline for teams to lock up players that were selected in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft. We are only fourteen days away from knowing which unsigned players will be returning/first going to college and who will forgo the college experience in […]