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  1. New York Mets' Jacob deGrom among the best young pitchers on the ...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello breaks down four young -- and previously overlooked -- pitchers who have been major contributors this season. He leads with Mets starter Jacob deGrom.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  2. Dealing Littrell helps glut of Class A arms

    Ian Cundall, SoxProspects.com

    Corey Littrell, who was sent to the Cardinals as part of the John Lackey trade, was a fifth-round pick in last year's draft as a junior out of the University of Kentucky. He has climbed through the system quickly, skipping Low A Greenville to start 2...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Eric Chavez retires after 17 major league seasons

    Jerry Crasnick

    Eric Chavez, a six-time Gold Glove Award winner over 17 major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, announced his retirement Wednesday at age 36.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  4. Felix Doubront traded to Chicago Cubs from Boston Red Sox

    Kyle Brasseur

    The Boston Red Sox traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  5. White Sox move Rodon to Single-A

    Doug Padilla

    DETROIT -- Carlos Rodon, the Chicago White Sox's first-round pick in June's draft, will be activated Wednesday at Class A Winston-Salem. Rodon made two appearances in the Arizona Rookie League before his promotion, giving up two runs and four hits...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Astros players mad at Astros

    David Schoenfield

    More bizarre news emanating from the 2017 World Series champions: Over the weekend, the Astros promoted Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, from Class A Lancaster to Double-A, despite terrible overall numbers at Lancaster. But he st...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. Spending on MLB draft picks remains below 2011 record

    Major league teams increased their spending on amateur draft picks 1.5 percent this year from a similar point last summer, yet the total dollars remained below the record set in 2011 before restraints were put in place

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  8. Cubs erase three-run deficit, hand Cardinals fourth straight loss...

    Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  9. Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs GM, says St. Louis Cardinals don't nee...

    The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  10. Houston, You Have a Problem

    Michael Baumann

    A little less than two months ago, the Houston Astros used the no. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft to select Brady Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in California. Within 48 hours, they had agreed to pay the 17-year-o...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  11. First-rounders stand out over weekend

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- While the major league team was getting swept in Phoenix, the Chicago Cubs' recent first-round prospects were cleaning up. The Cubs' top picks over the last four drafts are a combined 28-for-78 (.359) since last Thursday when the Triple-A ...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  12. Cubs could face big decision on Schwarber

    Sahadev Sharma

    When the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in June's amateur draft, many were taken aback. Schwarber, a bat-first catcher from Indiana University, was widely considered a mid- to late first-round talent who would likel...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  14. Big-spending Sox pleased with draft haul

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox were sending first-round pick Carlos Rodon off to the Arizona Rookie League on Friday, their on-field opponent, the Houston Astros, played out an entirely different scenario. The Astros' first-round pick and ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. Houston Astros fail to sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken

    The Houston Astros have failed to sign the first pick in this year's draft, saying they didn't reach an agreement with high school pitcher Brady Aiken before Friday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  16. Ackley's name swirling in trade talks?

    Joe Kaiser

    Dustin Ackley's disappointing run in Seattle could soon be coming to an end, according to reports. Ackley's story is well-documented; dubbed the top college bat in the 2009 draft, he was selected No. 2 overall behind Stephen Strasburg, yet through...

    Blog | July 18, 2014