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2014/11/20 21:08
2014/11/20 21:08
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On the list of offseason storylines to watch in Major League Baseball, 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is near the top. There are expected to be many teams in on the bidding, which figures...
2014/11/20 21:08
2014/11/20 21:08
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2014/11/20 19:32
2014/11/20 19:32
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Here’s the latest on Yasmany Tomas, the 23-year-old Cuban slugger who is among the exciting international players demanding attention: The Braves are set for a private workout and should be...
2014/11/20 15:38
2014/11/20 15:38
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The hot-stove season is less than a month underway, but the Boston Red Sox have wasted no time stealing plenty of headlines. The Sox figured to be active players in the market this year, and the...
2014/11/20 14:03
2014/11/20 14:03
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The market for Cuban super prospect Yoan Moncada is going to be hot. And the Yankees will be the team to beat, according to a report from Baseball America’s Ben Badler. Badler listed the eight teams...
2014/11/19 21:32
2014/11/19 21:32
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... Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada remains one of the most intriguing names to watch over the coming months. As he waits for OFAC clearance after being declared an MLB free agent, let’s check in...
2014/11/14 02:12
2014/11/14 02:12
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MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that the Angels are interested in 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but he is “likely” out of their price range, given a projected signing bonus between $30-40...
2014/11/13 18:12
2014/11/13 18:12
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Here’s a look at where Travis came from and how he fits on Toronto’s roster: Background Two years after the Tigers selected Travis in the 13th round, he had become the top prospect in their...
2014/11/13 18:00
2014/11/13 18:00
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Thought the Texas Rangers already had an overabundance of middle infielders? Well, you're right. But that doesn't mean they'll all be around come February, and it doesn't mean the Rangers won't add to...
2014/11/13 17:08
2014/11/13 17:08
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The New York Yankees made Japanese pitcher MasahiroTanaka the highest-paid international free agent in baseball history last offseason, signing him to unprecedented seven-year, $155 million contract...
2014/11/13 04:32
2014/11/13 04:32
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Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is quickly becoming one of the most hyped amateurs in history, and it’s expected that he will absolutely shatter the record for an amateur player — international or...
2014/11/08 18:32
2014/11/08 18:32
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It’s tough to know what to make of Cuban shortstop Roberto Baldoquin, who recently agreed to terms with the Angels, Ben Badler of Baseball America writes (subscription-only). Baldoquin didn’t hit well...
2014/11/06 05:33
2014/11/06 05:33
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Here’s more from the NL East: As they weigh their options at second, the Nationals are not unmindful of the Cuban market that has begun to materialize in recent weeks, James Wagner of the Washington...
2014/11/05 19:44
2014/11/05 19:44
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The Padres so far have declined to publicize their payroll plans for 2015, though executive chairman Ron Fowler has said that new GM A.J. Preller will have flexibility to pursue talent this...
2014/11/05 00:38
2014/11/05 00:38
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One of the best pitching staffs in baseball wasn't enough to get the Mariners into the playoffs, as Seattle ranked 11th in runs scored in the American League. General manager Jack Zduriencik has...
2014/11/03 18:55
2014/11/03 18:55
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The Red Sox worked out Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas on Sunday at their academy in the Dominican Republic. Koji Sasahara/AP The Red Sox have thrown their hat in the ring to sign another high-level...
2014/10/28 00:34
2014/10/28 00:34
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Harold Reynolds, whose broadcasting career seemed over a few years ago, has risen from the TV dead to work baseball's biggest event, the World Series, as a color commentator. If you're like me,...
2014/10/27 17:13
2014/10/27 17:13
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Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that 21-year-old second baseman Andy Ibanez has defected from Cuba with the intention of signing with an MLB team. Ibanez was the youngest player on Cuba’s...
2014/10/27 15:08
2014/10/27 15:08
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With the 2014 World Series winding down, the focus of Major League Baseball is soon to be on an interesting crop of free agents that are already being discussed across the MLB. Whether it be shutdown...
2014/10/22 17:08
2014/10/22 17:08
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Back in late June, we learned that outfielder Yasmani Tomas had defected from Cuba with the hope of signing with a major league team but that it would be several months until he was cleared by the...
2014/10/20 16:12
2014/10/20 16:12
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Last week it was reported that Jose Fernandez, the highly-touted 26-year-old, had defected. That has not been confirmed, however. All that is known is that he and his cousin, Lazaro Herrera, also a...
2014/11/20 21:08
2014/11/20 21:08
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