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Re: 2017 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:02 am

Major League Baseball hammered the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for circumventing rules governing the signing of international amateurs, banning their former general manager for life and declaring 12 minor league players, including vaunted prospect Kevin Maitan, free agents as part of sweeping penalties against the organization.

Following an investigation that cost general manager John Coppolella and scout Gordon Blakeley their jobs and led indirectly to the resignation of president of baseball operations John Hart, MLB determined the Braves had broken rules – the most severe of which was the packaging of signing bonuses – in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 international signing periods. Nine players from the Braves’ 2016-17 signing class, the majority of whom received bonuses in excess of $1 million, will be declared free agents, as will three players from the most recent class. Atlanta also will lose a draft pick next June for trying to induce a player this year with off-the-books perks.

Coppolella was placed on MLB’s permanently ineligible list while Blakeley was given a one-year suspension.

The biggest name is the 17-year-old Maitan, a switch-hitting shortstop from Venezuela who signed for $4.25 million and was one of the most highly touted prospects from Latin America in the last decade.

MUCH MORE - they got HAMMERED: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/mlb-hammer ... 14625.html
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Postby chevyman58 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:46 am

Aaron Boone has been selected as the 35th manager in franchise history, two sources confirmed to MLB.com on Friday evening, concluding a managerial search that began on October 26 and spanned five weeks. The Yankees have not made an official announcement.
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Postby Tulcard » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:03 am

Good for Aaron Boone. Wish him the best.
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Postby chevyman58 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:03 pm

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Postby chevyman58 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:06 am

BREAKING NEWS: The Yankees have a deal in place to acquire Stanton, sources said. Details of the trade, including players returning to the Marlins and how much of Stanton’s considerable contract would be picked up by the Yankees, were not immediately known. The deal is pending Stanton’s approval and physical.

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Postby chevyman58 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:20 am

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees absorb $265 million of the $295 million still owed to Stanton between now and 2027. Starlin Castro is going to Miami as are a pair of prospects — pitcher Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.

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