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2013 MLB Draft: The Cubs and Kris Bryant are Not Close to an Agreement

  Jon Heyman is hearing that negotiations between the Cubs and second overall pick Kris Bryant are not progressing well. Bryant, the slugging junior third baseman out of the University of San Diego, is said to be seeking in excess of $6.7 million to sign, which is the slot value allotted for the pick, whereas […]

2013 MLB Draft: Pre-Draft Rumor Mongoose-ing Thread

Schedule The 2013 MLB Draft starts at 6 pm CT, with coverage on MLBN kicking off an hour before that. The first two rounds take place today, with 3-10 coming tomorrow, and the remainder on Saturday. If this year is anything like last year, top players will go in the first few rounds, followed by a […]

2013 MLB Draft: Jonathan Gray Tests Positive for Adderall

Does Adderall Add to the Fastball? Two days ago, the news broke that Jonathan Gray was one of two players to test positive for Adderall in tests administered by MLB to the top 200 propects in the draft. Adderall is an amphetamine. There is a decent chance (I would say in the neighborhood of one in […]

Cespedes, Darvish, and Puig, Oh My!*#&%!

Yoenis Cespedes hit two home runs for the A’s Tuesday night. Yasiel Puig hit two home runs for the Dodgers. Yu Darvish didn’t pitch, but no matter, he’s still on pace for 320+ strikeouts this year. The Cubs’ plan following the 2011 season was to make a run at a slew of international free agents. That started […]

2013 MLB Draft: who do you take?

The first round of the 2013 MLB Draft is on June 6th and we haven't written much about it lately. A few days ago in the comments, jtsunami (think it was him) mentioned that he might lean more toward Kris Bryant because of his 80 power. For those not familiar with the scouting scale, players […]

2013 MLB Draft: Could the Astros pass on Mark Appel again?

The 2013 MLB Draft is set to begin June 6th and we're going to try and provide at least one or two things per week between now and then. The Astros had the first pick in the 2012 MLB Draft and they again have the top pick. Last year, Mark Appel was rated by some […]

Mark Appel Could Pitch in the Majors This Year

Keith Law, ESPN super-scout, has been talking 2013 draft lately. I happened to hear him on two podcasts today; he spent a few moments talking specifically about Mark Appel (at approximately the 40′ mark). Appel has been discussed around here of late. If I had to bet on who the Cubs will end up with at #2, he would […]

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