San Marino Tri-Campione IBL!

The T&A San Marino won the Italian Baseball League championship for a third year in a row, after completing its comeback in the Italian Baseball Series against Rimini with a 4-1 victory on Sunday evening. Rimini had won the first two games of the best-of-five series last weekend (4-1, 11-7), but San Marino answered with …

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2013 MLB European Academy

The 2013 MLB European Academy will be held from July 31 to August 16 at the Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg, Germany. 51 players, between 15 and 20 years old, from 15 countries including two from New Zealand will take part. They were selected and invited following a series of tryouts and the MLB Academies Tournament earlier …

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PED Suspension List (The CHEATERS)

Starting today, I’ll keep updating the list of MLB players suspended for violating enhancing drug protocol set by the CBA. In my opinion, such players simply cheated the world of baseball and reached their performance with “outside” aid. It’s time for Baseball to think about declaring void contracts and withdrawing awards assigned to such players. This will …

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2013 MLB DRAFT

As many were predicting, Stanford ace Mark Appel was selected by the Astros as the 1st overall pick of the 2013 Draft. The Cubs selected 3B Kris Bryant (University of San Diego) with the 2nd overall pick, while RHP Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) went to the Rockies with the third overall choice. 2013 MLB Draft results …

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2013 Season Gems

The following are some of the best performances of the 2013 baseball season with related videos. (15/04/2013: Phillies 2 Reds 4) Phillies CF Ben Revere makes one of the most amazing leaping catch ever (Video) (26/04/2013: Braves 0 Tigers 10) Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez notches 17 Ks to set a Tigers single-game record (Video) (02/05/2013: …

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Scouting the World Baseball Classic

Kenta Maeda [pictured] impressed MLB scouts during the WBC. Here are some random scouting capsules about the 2013 World Baseball Classic. These are considerations I made ​​after watching several games of the tournament. 25-year-old RHP Hiram Burgos (4.2IP 5K BB 5H ER Vs. Dominican Rep. in the final) was in control of 86-88 mph  fastball, above average …

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The Dominican Republic dominates the World

With a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico the Dominican Republic clinched the WBC title and was crowned as the new World Champion. The Dominicans went 8-0 in the tournament dominating opponents with an extraordinary bullpen that posted a 25.2 scoreless inning streak behind closer Fernando Rodney (WBC record 7 saves), Pedro Strop (3-0), Kelvin Herrera, …

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World Baseball Classic final rosters

The final rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic have been unveiled. Starting with the upcoming edition, the WBC winner we’ll be declared World Champion. In fact, the IBAF World Cup played its final edition in 2011 (Panama) crowning the Netherlands as the last IBAF World champion. The intentions of the organizers are to develop the …

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Transaction Glossary

Here is the output of many years of studying the contractual facets of the game. You can find in it the explanation of the most important terms used in the baseball transactions updated with the provisions of CBA 2012-2016. TRANSACTION GLOSSARY

Minor League transactions (2013 season)

On Nov. 3rd MLB released the list of the 2012 minor league free agents marking the beginning of the 2013 transaction season. We’ll maintain updated the following file edited by Baseballamerica.com, adding some capsules on some of the players involved in the transactions (Source: Baseball America, MLB.com, Milb.com, MLBTrade Rumors, Baseballcube, Rotoworld MLB). Minor League Transactions