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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,...
2014/10/28 00:34
2014/10/28 00:34
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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...
2014/10/16 22:12
2014/10/16 22:12
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There’s going to be a new Jose Fernandez in major league baseball soon. This one doesn’t pitch, however. He’s a second baseman from Cuba and, it appears anyway, he has defected. Fernandez is 26 and,...
2014/10/15 20:32
2014/10/15 20:32
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Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has defected, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports on Twitter. He will seek a big league contract, says Morosi, though of course he must first qualify for free agency....
2014/10/15 15:34
2014/10/15 15:34
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Here’s the latest on a pair of highly-touted players who would be notable additions to the free agent market — if they become available: After playing in his team’s game on Friday, Cuban second...
2014/10/14 05:32
2014/10/14 05:32
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For his part, Maeda said that he has not decided his own preference at this point. He is reported to have informed the Carp last year of his desire to be posted, however. Maeda did put up a rather...
2014/10/09 15:37
2014/10/09 15:37
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It is no secret that the San Diego Padres desperately need to upgrade an offense that finished last in baseball, however, the small budget Friars appear to have interest in a high-priced bat. The San...
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2014/10/09 01:12
2014/10/09 01:12
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Couple of updates here on the developing market for Cuban defector Yasmany Tomas, who was declared eligible for free agency late last week by MLB … Ben Badler of Baseball America reports that the...
2014/10/07 04:32
2014/10/07 04:32
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... Kenta Maeda of Japan’s Hiroshima Carp is expected to become available through the posting system, making him an intriguing potential addition to the upcoming free agent market. Ben Badler...
2014/10/05 16:12
2014/10/05 16:12
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Kenta Maeda, RHP, Hiroshima — He has told some Japanese media that when he’s posted he prefers to play for the Yankees or Red Sox. Both are likely to bid, but the final contract isn’t expected to come...
2014/10/01 05:38
2014/10/01 05:38
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It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs. They weren't about to let the run end before playing baseball in October. Behind an array of singles, sacrifice bunts and stolen...
2014/09/25 14:32
2014/09/25 14:32
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Last October, despite some questions about his ability, Cuban slugger Jose Abreu signed a six-year, $68MM contract with the White Sox heading into his age-27 season. Abreu’s MLB debut exceeded the...
2014/10/28 00:34
2014/10/28 00:34
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