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MLB Trade Rumors
Padres, Cuban Outfielder Jorge Ona Agree To $7MM Bonusto all fields and his emerging power, noting that his batting practice sessions
Padres, Cuban Outfielder Jorge Ona Agree To $7MM Bonus
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 9 days ago
to all fields and his emerging power, noting that his batting practice sessions are a “sight to behold.” Baseball America’s Ben Badler wrote back in February that San Diego was the favorite to sign Ona. Per Badler, the right-handed hitter has a... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Cuban Prospect Jorge Ona Declared Free Agentcompetition for a player who is a bit closer to the majors than are typical Jul
Cuban Prospect Jorge Ona Declared Free Agent
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 11 days ago
competition for a player who is a bit closer to the majors than are typical July 2 prospects. And there’s upside aplenty: Ben Badler of Baseball America has suggested that Ona “has all the attributes to be a star right fielder,” describing a quick... Read more
20d
Bleacher Report
MLB Futures Game: Score, Highlights, Top Prospects and ReactionManuel Margot, representing the hometown San Diego Padres, reached over the fen
MLB Futures Game: Score, Highlights, Top Prospects and Reaction
Bleacher Report / Posted 20 days ago
Manuel Margot, representing the hometown San Diego Padres, reached over the fence and saved a home run: Baseball America's Ben Badler noted Margot has already earned a reputation for his stellar defensive work in the outfield: Manuel Margot is a... Read more
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24d
MLB Trade Rumors
Cuban Prospect Adrian Morejon Declared Free AgentMorejon left his native Cuba last October, as Ben Badler of Baseball America re
Cuban Prospect Adrian Morejon Declared Free Agent
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 24 days ago
Morejon left his native Cuba last October, as Ben Badler of Baseball America reported. At the time, it had seemed that Morejon might be cleared before the previous July 2 signing period, under a changed approach to MLB’s registration rules. A rapid... Read more
25d
MLB Trade Rumors
Rangers Nearing Deal With Cuban Free Agent Alexei Bellplayed competitively in some time. Despite his previous success, Bell hasn’t g
Rangers Nearing Deal With Cuban Free Agent Alexei Bell
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 25 days ago
played competitively in some time. Despite his previous success, Bell hasn’t generated much buzz as a free agent. As Ben Badler of Baseball America explains, Bell owns a big arm that ought to work in right. But he doesn’t deliver premium... Read more
25d
MLB Trade Rumors
Rangers Acquire International Bonus Slot From Marinersin their overall spending pool allocation. They’ll bump that up to $2,368,100 w
Rangers Acquire International Bonus Slot From Mariners
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 25 days ago
in their overall spending pool allocation. They’ll bump that up to $2,368,100 with today’s move. As Baseball America’s Ben Badler explained in the run-up to this year’s international market, Texas is expected to put together a class headlined... Read more
25d
MLB Trade Rumors
Phillies, Simon Muzziotti Agree To DealMuzziotti that will pay the 17-year-old prospect $750K, reports MLB.com’s Jesse
Phillies, Simon Muzziotti Agree To Deal
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 25 days ago
Muzziotti that will pay the 17-year-old prospect $750K, reports MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter). Baseball America’s Ben Badler reported last night (Twitter link) that the Phils were the favorites to sign Muzziotti, who just one week ago was... Read more
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CBS Sports
Here are 10 things to know about the start of MLB's international signing periodthe Padres badly needed to inject some upside into the lower levels. They've ve
Here are 10 things to know about the start of MLB's international signing period
CBS Sports / Posted 28 days ago
the Padres badly needed to inject some upside into the lower levels. They've very likely done just that. Your thoughts, Ben Badler of Baseball America? Huge day for the Padres. They agreed to sign eight of the Top 50 international prospects,... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Coveted Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros finds home with A's“Lazarito” Armenteros received a reported $3M to sign with the A’s. (Baseball A
Coveted Cuban prospect Lazaro Armenteros finds home with A's
Yahoo Sports / Posted 28 days ago
“Lazarito” Armenteros received a reported $3M to sign with the A’s. (Baseball America) According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, the Oakland A’s are poised to make a big splash on the first day of the new international signing period. Their... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Latest On Red Sox' International Signing Banstory. Other teams are not yet allowed to negotiate with the players who had t
Latest On Red Sox' International Signing Ban
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 28 days ago
story. Other teams are not yet allowed to negotiate with the players who had their contracts voided, Baseball America’s Ben Badler writes (allTwitterlinks). The players will be eligible to pick new teams during the signing period that began... Read more
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29d
MLB Trade Rumors
Athletics Expected To Sign Lazaro ArmenterosThe Athletics are expected to reach a deal with Cuban teenager Lazaro Armentero
Athletics Expected To Sign Lazaro Armenteros
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 29 days ago
The Athletics are expected to reach a deal with Cuban teenager Lazaro Armenteros, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Oakland is believed to be lining up an approximately $3MM bonus for “Lazarito” when this year’s July 2 signing period opens... Read more
29d
CBS Sports
Red Sox penalized over 2015 international signings, what it means and what to knowcould pay to a single player. The Red Sox worked around this by signing players
Red Sox penalized over 2015 international signings, what it means and what to know
CBS Sports / Posted 29 days ago
could pay to a single player. The Red Sox worked around this by signing players to so-called "package deals," according to Ben Badler. (Badler is the industry's leader on all things international.) Essentially, the Red Sox signed multiple players... Read more
29d
Yahoo Sports
Source: Red Sox banned from signing international amateurs for a yearwill be required to hire new agents before they sign, according to the source.
Source: Red Sox banned from signing international amateurs for a year
Yahoo Sports / Posted 29 days ago
will be required to hire new agents before they sign, according to the source. The sanctions, which Baseball America’s Ben Badler first suggested could be harsh, are a clear message from MLB: No matter how screwed up the international system... Read more
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29d
MLB Trade Rumors
Red Sox Banned One Year From Signing Int'l Prospectsnew penalties has directly utilized this tactic to sign high-caliber talent by
Red Sox Banned One Year From Signing Int'l Prospects
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 29 days ago
new penalties has directly utilized this tactic to sign high-caliber talent by rather devious means. As Baseball America’s Ben Badler recently laid out, previous “package deals” haven’t expressly been utilized to avoid penalization from the league.... Read more
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