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2015/03/24 20:38
2015/03/24 20:38
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The Dodgers are the big bullies of the West coast, free-spending Goliaths who look up to no one—except maybe their true rivals to the north, the San Francisco Giants and their trio of trophies. But...
2015/03/24 20:38
2015/03/24 20:38
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2015/03/24 20:38
2015/03/24 20:38
4d
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Cuban second baseman Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million deal with a $28 million signing bonus. Source: Cuban INF Hector...
2015/03/18 03:32
2015/03/18 03:32
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the possibility of the introduction of an international draft, coming forward rather strongly in support of the concept, as Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer...
2015/03/18 02:12
2015/03/18 02:12
10d
Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant has six home runs in nine Cactus League games this spring. He’s produced a 1.804 OPS and 30 total bases in 26 plate appearances. And yet the 23-year-old is not...
2015/03/14 05:38
2015/03/14 05:38
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The Texas Rangers had more trouble with injuries than any other team in Major League Baseball last season, but at least they got to enjoy ace right-hander Yu Darvish for most of the year. Alas, the...
2015/03/13 16:32
2015/03/13 16:32
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The Diamondbacks have announced the signing of Cuban righty Yoan Lopez. He will receive a $8.27MM bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter). The deal, as the rules require, is of the...
2015/03/13 02:12
2015/03/13 02:12
15d
The two sides reached an agreement late last month, but the Red Sox just officially announced that they have signed Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada to a minor league contract. The team will hold an...
2015/03/11 01:12
2015/03/11 01:12
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The market for Olivera heated up Tuesday, with the Padres considering an offer upwards of $50 million, according to sources. Ben Badler of Baseball America reported Tuesday that the Padres have...
2015/03/10 14:38
2015/03/10 14:38
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Hector Olivera, the 29-year-old Cuban infielder who is expected to break the bank when he signs with a Major League Baseball team, is reportedly starting to draw serious interest around the...
2015/03/10 05:10
2015/03/10 05:10
18d
Ben Badler of Baseball America named most of these teams as possibilities a few days ago. Badler suggest the Braves are among the favorites while Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com said the Braves are having...
2015/03/08 06:10
2015/03/08 06:10
20d
Jim Harbaugh gets in an athletic stance (for coaching first base). (USATSI) Jim Harbaugh: The University of Michigan football coach suited up and coached first base for seven innings for the Oakland...
2015/03/07 21:12
2015/03/07 21:12
21d
Executives from two teams involved in the bidding told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that Olivera’s representatives expect to land a deal north of $70 million. If that’s the case, teams apparently aren’t...
2015/03/07 05:32
2015/03/07 05:32
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Olivera, 29, has widely been tabbed as likely to sign quickly after officially reaching the open market. Certainly, any team hoping to add him will be doing so with expectations that he’ll play a...
2015/03/07 05:32
2015/03/07 05:32
21d
Cuban first baseman/third baseman Yosvani Bell has been unblocked by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control and Major League Baseball, making him free to sign with teams, reports Enrique...
2015/03/07 00:32
2015/03/07 00:32
21d
Well-regarded young Cuban right-hander Yadier Alvarez has established residency in Haiti, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. (Note that Badler spells his last name “Alvares”; various outlets...
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2015/03/05 18:32
2015/03/05 18:32
23d
Here are some more international notes: J.J. Cooper of Baseball America explores the impact of the Moncada signing on the push for an international draft in a highly recommended piece. Unlike prior...
2015/03/04 05:08
2015/03/04 05:08
24d
Multiple international baseball players have made enormous impacts over the last few seasons. As the talent keeps coming, international bonus money pools continue to rise from year to year. Already...
2015/03/03 02:32
2015/03/03 02:32
25d
Hector Olivera and Yadier Alvarez are the two biggest names to watch on the international market at present, but let’s take a look at some other notes while we wait to learn more on their...
2015/02/28 20:08
2015/02/28 20:08
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Most of the country is stuck in a thaw after cold weather swept across the nation. Luckily, spring training baseball is finally here to warm your heart. Early on, there are several teams, like the...
2015/03/24 20:38
2015/03/24 20:38
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