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What Was Boras' Commission For First Round Signings? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009 02:14

MLB DraftWe're still digging to get all of the figures this early Tuesday morning after the 2009 First-Year Player Draft deadline, but while we're digging through the numbers, here's something to chew on in-between.

Scott Boras represented six players in the 1st Round alone (Stephen Strasburg, Dustin Ackley, Donovan Tate, Jacob Turner, Grant Green, and LeVon Washington). With the exception of LeVon Washington, all of the Boras Corp. clients in the 1st round were signed by the deadline. So what was the commission total for their services?

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First-Year Draft Signing Deadline - Tracking 1st Round PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 August 2009 01:02

2009 MLB DraftUPDATE (12:07am) - Aaron Fitts of Baseball America is reporting that Strasburg has signed with the Nationals to a $15.67 million Major League deal over 4 years. Awaiting confirmation.


UPDATE: Player representation added for each player being tracked


At one minute past midnight on Monday, all players selected in the 2009 First Year Player Draft must be signed, or wait until the following year to be selected. This year sees much intrigue in not only the first overall pick, Stephen Strasburg, but others selected in the first round (plus supplemental first rounders). Along with Stephen Strasburg, the No. 2 selection, Dustin Ackley; No. 3 Donavan Tate, No. 9 Jacob Turner, No. 13 Grant Green, No. 30 LeVon Washington, and No. 37 (supplemental first round) James Paxton,  are all represented by Scott Boras (Boras Corp).

See The Biz of Baseball poll for this article: Will Stephen Strasburg Be Signed by the Deadline? Vote to the right

The Biz of Baseball will be looking to track each of these players to see if they get signed, and if so, the contract details. Bookmark this page and check back often as we track the MLB signing deadline.

Make sure and check the comments for this article as deadline news comes in

1st Round Picks Status - Deadline Day
Pick Club Name, Pos. Agency Status Details
1 Nationals Stephen Strasburg, RHP Boras Corp. Signed $15.1M
ML deal: $7.5 million bonus, $7.6 million in salaries (including pro-rated $400,000 salary for remainder of 2009), $15.1 million total guaranteed. Also various incentives based on big league award voting.
2 Mariners Dustin Ackley, OF Boras Corp. Signed $7.5M
ML deal: $6 million bonus, $1.5 million in guaranteed salaries, another $2.5 million possible in salaries depending on how quick he reaches the majors, $7.5 million total guaranteed.
3 Padres Donavan Tate, OF Boras Corp. Signed $6.35M
Payable over four years under MLB provisions for two-sport athletes
6 Giants Zack Wheeler, RHP Jet Sports Management Signed $3.3M

9 Tigers Jacob Turner, RHP Boras Corp. Signed $4.7M
Callis of BA reports, (Payable over six years, with $1.6 million paid in 2014). Guaranteed value of $5.5M. Depending on how soon to ML, could reach $7.7M
11 Rockies Tyler Matzek, LHP Legacy Sports Group (Greg Genske) Signed $3.9M

12 Royals Aaron Crow, RHP Hendricks Sports Management (J.D. Smart) Unsigned

13 Athletics Grant Green, SS Boras Corp. Signed $2.75
14 Rangers Matt Purke, LHP Select Sports Group (Peter Vescovo) Unsigned Opts to attend TCU
15 Indians Alex White, RHP Career Sports (Keith Grunewald) Unsigned
19 Cardinals Shelby Miller, RHP Select Sports Group (Peter Vescovo) Signed $2.875M
Miller's bonus is the highest in the first round this year, the second-highest for a drafted player in club history and well over MLB’s $1,386,000 recommendation for the No. 19 slot by $1,093,000
22 Twins Kyle Gibson, RHP Randy Rowley Signed $1.85M

29 Yankees Slade Heathcott, OF Frontline Athlete Management (Darek Braunecker) Signed $2.2M
The Heathcott signing is $1,093,000 over the MLB recommendation for his slot at $1,107,000
30 Rays LeVon Washington, OF Boras Corp. Unsigned Rays break off talks (see comments)
37s Blue Jays James Paxton, LHP Boras Corp. Unsigned
39s Brewers Kentrail Davis, OF Boras Corp. Signed $1.2M
According to Jim Callis of Baseball American, highest bonus in the supplemental first round, so far
44s Rangers Tanner Scheppers, RHP Legacy Sports Group (Greg Genske) Unsigned

 


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White Sox Acquire Alex Rios PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Evan Nuckles   
Monday, 10 August 2009 23:01

Alex RiosThe Chicago White Sox have acquired Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios via waiver claim, as reported by the Associated Press on ESPN.com.

The White Sox will assume the remainder of his 7-year contract signed with the Blue Jays in 2008, while Toronto receives no compensation. Rios is guaranteed $69,835,000 including $5.9 million this season, $9.7 million in 2010, $12 million each in 2011 and 2012 and $12.5 million apiece in 2013 and 2014, along with a $13.5 million team option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.

"Since we did the contract, so many things have changed in the game economically in the last year, little over a year, and this allows us to get out from under a contract and enables us to do more to address our club going forward," Blue Jays G.M. J.P. Ricciardi said.

This was the second big recent move for the White Sox, who acquired former NL Cy Young winner Jake Peavy from San Diego on July 31st. Peavy, currently on the disabled list, is set to earn $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. There is a $22 million club option for 2013 with a $4 million buyout.

Rios, 28, has spent his entire career with the Blue Jays and has posted a .283 AVG with 81 homers and 395 RBIs over the past six seasons. He made the All-Star team in 2007 and 2008, but has struggled this season, hitting .264 with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs.

 

 
No Halladay, No Sweat: Phillies Acquire Cliff Lee PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 July 2009 23:35

LeeThe Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians announced Wednesday evening that ace pitcher Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco have been traded to the Phillies for prospects Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald, and Lou Marson, according to MLB.com.

The Phillies improved their rotation and added a needed right-handed bat for their bench, while the Indians received four of Philadelphia's top ten prospects.

Lee was the American League's 2008 Cy Young winner. He has a 3.14 ERA this season and a 2.37 ERA in his past five starts. The Indians have provided him the eighth worst run support of any AL pitcher in 2009, and the Phillies' MLB-best offense should improve his win total.

The Phillies were able to acquire Lee without giving up the three players the Toronto Blue Jays demanded in a deal for Roy Halladay - NL Rookie of the year candidate J.A. Happ, and the organization’s top two prospects - Double-A right-hander Kyle Drabek and Class A outfielder Dominic Brown. The Phillies also didn't give up top Triple-A outfield prospect Michael Taylor. "We were looking to add, not to subtract," Phillies G.M. Ruben Amaro said. "Clearly, Happ is very important to us right now. He's winning games for us at the Major League level. He has pitched as well as anybody in our rotation. And we have him under control for many years. As far as Drabek, he is just a prospect, but we believe he's going to be a very good Major League pitcher barring any injuries."

Lee has a $9 million club option for next season, while Halladay will earn $15.75 million. That $6.75 million difference will impact the Phillies' offseason in which they have a $5 million club option on Pedro Feliz and expect Joe Blanton, who is eligible for salary arbitration, to get a raise from the $5.475 million he makes this season.

Knapp is the centerpiece of the four-player package for the Indians. A 2008 second round pick, the 18-year-old has a fastball clocked at 98 mph. Knapp has been on the disabled list with shoulder soreness, but it is not considered serious.

Carrasco has struggled this season in Triple-A, but the Indians have liked his front-of-the-rotation potential since last season when they talked about trading pitcher CC Sabathia, who eventually was dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Donald could be an everyday infielder, but has struggled this season adjusting to Triple-A pitching following left knee surgery, and Marson has the potential to be an everyday starter at catcher.

 

 

 
Cardinals Acquire Holliday From A's PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 24 July 2009 15:08

HollidayMLB.com reports that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired outfielder Matt Holliday from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for top Minor League prospect Brett Wallace, Triple-A right-hander Clayton Mortensen and Double-A outfielder Shane Peterson.

The A’s will also send cash to St. Louis to offset the remaining $6 million of Holliday's contract still due. The 29-year-old Holliday can be a free agent at the end of the 2009 season, and his current deal pays him $13.5 million for the year.

The Cardinals discussed a trade to acquire Holliday with the Colorado Rockies this past winter before the three-time All-Star was dealt to Oakland for multiple prospects. He improves the team's outfield and is the cleanup hitter that manager Tony La Russa has been seeking to protect Albert Pujols in the lineup.

Holliday is a career .315 hitter with a .385 on-base percentage and a .541 slugging percentage. He won the National League batting title and was runner-up for MVP honors in 2007. He has also won three Silver Slugger awards and was the Most Valuable Player in the 2007 National League Championship Series.

The 2009 season in Oakland has been a disappointment thus far, as Holliday's .286/.378/.454 line is far below the rates he posted playing half his games in the Rockies' extremely hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Holliday has come on strong since a slow start, however. Since May 11 he's hitting .316 with a .420 OBP and .489 SLG over 65 games.

Wallace, 22, was St. Louis' 1st-round pick in the 2008 Draft out of Arizona State and is on the fast track to the Major Leagues. He has put up a line of .293/.346/.423 in 62 games for Triple A Memphis, and though currently a third baseman, the 6-2, 205 lb Wallace may have to shift to either first base or DH due to a lack of defensive skill.

Mortensen, 24, was also at Memphis and was a supplementary first-rounder in 2007 out of Gonzaga. He has risen rapidly through the St. Louis system as well, but he has struggled some in the high Minor Leagues. The 6-4, 180 lb right-hander has a 4.37 ERA, 82 strikeouts, 34 walks and 11 home runs allowed in 105 innings in 2009.

Peterson, 21, was a second-round draft pick in 2008. The 6-0, 195 lb Long Beach State product is another fast-promoted player, reaching Double-A in his first full professional season. The lefty is batting .295 with a .361 OBP and .421 SLG in 2009, mostly at Class A Palm Beach.

In related news, the A’s have recalled infielder/outfielder Eric Patterson to take Holliday’s place on the 25-man roster.

 
Phillies Land Pedro Martinez PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 July 2009 23:03

Pedro MartinezThe Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent hurler Pedro Martinez, according to MLB.com.

The 37-year-old veteran right-hander has agreed to a one-year, $1 million dollar deal with another $1.5 million in incentives. Martinez was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain, and he is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. The Phillies hope he will be ready to make his 2009 major league debut by the end of this month.

Martinez is coming off a 2008 season with the division-rival New York Mets in which the former All-Star posted a 5.61 ERA. He pitched for the Dominican Republic in this years World Baseball Classic, but found a scarce market for his services. This was due to his initial $5 million asking price along with an unwillingness to accept a minor league deal.

The Phillies watched him pitch in recent workouts, and though Martinez topped out at 91 mph, the team was impressed. They hope his rehab assignment will build arm strength for the stretch run this season as the team aims to repeat as World Series champs. In addition to the Martinez signing, the Phillies are also expected to make a strong run at Toronto Blue Jays All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay.

 
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Thursday, 02 July 2009 00:11

Here is a summary of the latest trades from the past week, as reported on MLB.com:

DeRosaCardinals Acquire DeRosa

The St. Louis Cardinals obtained infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for right-handed reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later. DeRosa will play primarily at third base, and he returns to a familiar division after spending two years with the Chicago Cubs.

The versatile 34-year-old out of the University of Pennsylvania is in the final year of a three-year deal that pays him a guaranteed $5.5 million in 2009. He has hit lefties to the tune of .339/.409/.661, which helps a Cardinals team ranked second-to-last in the Majors in batting average and slugging percentage against lefties, and fourth from the bottom in on-base percentage. Overall he’s hitting.270 with a .342 on-base percentage and a .457 slugging percentage.

Chris Perez, who turns 24 next month, is a hard-throwing reliever once believed to be the Cardinals' closer of the future. He is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 15 walks in 23 2/3 innings. He is expected to set up Indians closer Kerry Wood before eventually assuming ninth inning duties.

MorganPirates Deal Morgan to Nationals

The Washington Nationals traded reliever Joel Hanrahan and outfielder Lastings Milledge to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett on Tuesday afternoon.

Morgan is considered the key to the deal for Washington. He was acquired to upgrade the team's outfield defense, which ranks among the worst in the National League.

The Nationals expect Morgan to man the center-field and lead-off spots, and they like his hockey attitude. He played with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League during the 1999-2000 seasons. Morgan is hitting .277 with two home runs, 27 RBIs and 18 stolen bases on the season thus far.

Lack of defense and inconsistency at the plate are the reasons the promising-yet-disappointing Milledge has been in the Minor Leagues since mid-April. Milledge, who was acquired from the Mets in December 2007 for catcher Brian Schneider and outfielder Ryan Church, was 4-for-24 with an RBI for the Nationals. The Pirates are hoping he can resurrect his career in Pittsburgh, and he should be recalled to the majors soon after recovering from a finger injury.

HinskeYankees Add Depth with Hinske

The New York Yankees acquired veteran utility man Eric Hinske from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for two Minor Leaguers, right-hander Casey Erickson and outfielder Eric Fryer.

Hinske, a 31-year-old left-handed hitter who played on Boston's 2007 World Series champions, hit .255 in 54 games with the Pirates with one home run and 11 RBI’s. He is expected to provide depth at the corner infield spots as well as in the outfield.

The Yankees also received cash considerations along with Hinske, whose 2009 contract pays him $1.5 million. Hinske is a former 2002 AL Rookie of the Year with the Toronto Blue Jays, who drafted him in the 17th-round in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft.

Erickson, 23, was 3-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 21 games, including three starts, with Single-A Charleston. He was the Yankees' 10th-round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

Fryer, also 23 and a 10th-round pick in 2007, was batting .250 with 15 extra-base hits and 24 RBIs at Single-A Tampa.

 
Braves Release Glavine, Acquire McLouth PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 June 2009 01:28

Glavine Released

Tom GlavineESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that the Atlanta Braves released 43-year-old pitcher Tom Glavine on Wednesday, one day after he declared himself ready to pitch in the majors following a minor league rehab start.

Braves G.M. Frank Wren said the move was not related to a $1 million bonus that the 305 game winner would have received for being placed on the major league roster. "This was not a business decision," Wren said. "This was a performance decision."

The Braves are calling up top pitching prospect Tommy Hanson to start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, and Glavine is now deciding whether or not he wants to attempt to resume his career.

"We gave him the option, if you want to retire, you can retire as a Brave," Wren said. He asked us to release him. We've been evaluating him the last four weeks and everyone felt we had a better chance to win at the major league level with one of our younger pitchers," Wren said. “The comeback was not working. Our evaluation was he would not be successful.”

Glavine pitched his first 16 seasons for the Braves before signing with the New York Mets prior to the 2003 season after negotiations with Atlanta became contentious. The left-hander pitched five seasons for the Mets, and then returned to Atlanta with a one-year deal in 2008 to finish his career where it began. His season was cut short by elbow and shoulder injuries that required surgery.

Glavine signed a $3.5 million deal with  a $1 million bonus when he was placed on the active roster, and $1.25 million each for 30 and 90 days on the active roster. He began feeling pain in his shoulder early in the rehab, admitting that retirement was a possibility, but began feeling better after resting for a couple of weeks. He made two minor league rehab starts prior to his release.

Agent Gregg Clifton told Olney: "Tom is extremely disappointed. He agreed to return to the Atlanta Braves at a drastic discount, and assume all the risk for his 2009 contract, except for a base salary. He has fulfilled his obligations and rehabbed diligently to return to the Braves' staff, and to not have that opportunity at this time is extremely disappointing for a Hall of Fame player like Tom Glavine."

Glavine has more career wins than any active pitcher in the major leagues.

Braves Acquire McLouth

Nate MclouthThe Braves acquired All-Star center fielder Nate McLouth from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for top outfield prospect Gorkys Hernandez and pitchers Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old McLouth set career highs in 2008 with a .276 batting average, 26 homers and 94 RBIs to go along with a Gold Glove and 23 stolen bases. He also has the best stolen base percentage in the majors (64 for 69) since 2005.

McLouth  signed a three-year, $15.75 contract this spring that includes a team option for a fourth year at $10.65 million, with a $1.25 million buyout. He is hitting .256 with 9 home runs and 34 RBI this season.

The Braves have lacked production in the outfield thus far in 2009, and needed to make a move to avoid falling further behind the AL East leading Philadelphia Phillies. They entered Wednesday night trailing by 4 1/2 games.

The trade of McLouth clears a spot for 2005 first-round pick Andrew McCutchen, one of the top prospects in the Pirates system. The 22-year-old outfielder was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, where he was hitting .303 with four homers, 20 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said trading McLouth "may be the toughest decision we have made in my time with the organization. When we signed Nate to a long-term contract, we did so with the intent on having him remain part of our core of homegrown talent. But the quality and quantity of talent we are receiving in this trade moves us closer to our goal of building that sustainable championship-caliber club."

 
Peavy Rejects Trade to White Sox PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 May 2009 22:49
PeavyMLB.com reports that San Diego Padres ace Jake Peavy exercised his no-trade clause and nixed a potential 4-for-1 trade today that would have sent the All-Star right-hander to the Chicago White Sox. Chicago's two top pitching prospects, Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard, were reportedly to have been included in the deal.

"Right now, this is the best place for me and my family," Peavy said.

Peavy is in his eighth Major League season, all with the Padres. The 6-1, 195 lbs 28 year-old has a career record of 89-67 with a 3.21 ERA and 1325 strikeouts in 1322.1 innings. He signed a deal in December of 2007 that pays him $11 million this season, $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. The Padres hold a team option for $22 million with a $4 million buyout.

Peavy contacted former teammate and current Sox reliever Scott Linebrink and asked detailed questions about the situation in Chicago before deciding against a move. According to Linebrink, Peavy expressed a desire to stay with whatever team acquires him through the remainder of his deal. "He told me he's really not looking to go anywhere else, and he's kind of looking at this as his last move," Linebrink said.

Peavy was nearly traded to the Chicago Cubs last off-season, who pulled the plug on a potential deal at the Winter Meetings in December. The Padres were actively shopping Peavy in an attempt to shed payroll and get close to the $40 million number sought by club chairman John Moores. Trade talks with other potential suitors should intensify in the coming days.


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Zimmerman Agrees to 5 yr, $45M Extension with Nationals PDF Print E-mail
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ZimmermanThe Washington Nationals and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman have agreed to a new deal with a news conference planned for Monday, according to the Washington Post.

The deal is reportedly worth $45 million over five years, which covers his final two years of arbitration as well as his first two years of free-agency. Zimmerman was set to earn $3.325 million in 2009 on a one-year deal agreed to last month, but the new contract begins immediately and supersedes the prior agreement.

Zimmerman was drafted in the first round out of the University of Virginia in 2005, and made his MLB debut later that year. He was the runner-up for the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2006 after batting .287 with 20 homers and 110 RBIs. A labrum tear limited Zimmerman to 106 games last season, but he finished the year strong and is off to a solid start in 2009.

Earlier this year, Zimmerman made the following statement regarding his contract situation: "The whole point of being a free agent and having a negotiating power is to play where you want to want to play…I'm happy here."

The Nationals are off to a MLB worst 1-10 start in 2009.

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