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Jays On Deck: Toronto Signs First-Round Pick Deck McGuire As Deadline Nears

It was a long time coming, but according to reports, that Jays have signed their first-round pick Deck McGuire to a $2 million contract.

McGuire, who has drawn comparisons to Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, was a standout pitcher for Georgia Tech in college. At 6'6", 225 lbs, he already has a MLB-ready body, now it's time to harness his ability and learn some control.

Derek Jeter Pathetic Again, Second GIDP Sinks New York Yankees

How pathetic does a guy have to be before he finally starts hearing the boos he deserves?
That's the question we ask in regards to Derek Jeter, who killed a great chance for a Yankees' walk-off win (or at least extra innings) with his second double play of the night, sealing the Yankees' fate in a 3-1 loss to Detroit on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
For the second consecutive game, the New York Yankees could get nothing going on offense while facing a pitcher they had never previously seen.
Then came the ninth inning, when it seemed

Vernon Wells and Edwin Encarnacion Clear Waivers: Encarnacion Moving?

As reported by Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays put both Vernon Wells and Edwin Encarnacion on waivers earlier in the week. News has come out that both of them have cleared waivers and can now be traded.

Wells comes as no surprise, given his monster contract, but Encarnacion clearing does raise questions on his future with the ball club. 

Is Jeremy Hellickson the Real Deal?

Many rookie sensations have been turning the heads of baseball fans throughout the nation this year, but none more recently than Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays. Hellickson made his Major League debut against the AL Central leaders, the Minnesota Twins.

Why Toronto Blue Jays' Pitching Could Push Team into Playoff Contention

With the Blue Jays signing pitcher Ricky Romero yesterday to a five-year, $30.1 million contract, they locked up a very important part of their rotation.

Romero, who is still only 25, has been very strong for the Jays this season, only his second in the major leagues.

His inexperience at the big league level does create a bit of risk in this deal. But considering his willingness to compete and his improving emotional and physical control, he could well be the Jays' future ace locked up in a reasonable contract.

Baltimore Orioles 2010 Draft Update: Who's Going To Sign, Who's Not?

We're only one day away from the Major League Baseball draft signing deadline, and so far, it's looking like the Orioles draft is shaping up to be one of the most impressive of any team, and, by the way, one of the more expensive.

As of today, the O's have signed seven of their top ten picks, with the lone exceptions being number three overall pick Manny Machado, sixth-round pick Dixon Anderson, and seventh-rounder Matthew Bywater.

Toronto Blue Jays Extend Ricky Romero

The Blue Jays signed 25-year-old former top-10 pick Ricky Romero to a five year, $30.1 million contract that will keep him signed with the team through 2015 on Saturday.

New York Yankee's Latest Hero: Marcus Thames

New York Yankees Marcus Thames has been the talk of the town lately—and for good reason.

Thames has come up big for the Yankees as he led the team in victory over the Texas Rangers Cliff Lee, this past Wednesday night.

The switch-hitter went 3-5 with two hits, a homer, and two RBI. Thames had the game-winning single in the top of the ninth inning that put the Yankees on top.

Boston Red Sox Return Jacoby Ellsbury To Disabled List

As Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday night's game against Texas in the fourth inning with "side pains," speculation indicated another rib injury for Boston's speedy outfielder.

Indications were right.

Confirmed by ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald, Ellsbury has indeed re-injured his ribs and has been sent back to Boston for an MRI and a CT scan.

It is reported that Ellsbury injured himself in the first inning when he collided with Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter

Jon Lester Throws a Gem, Boston Red Sox Cruise

The Boston Red Sox took care of business tonight in Arlington, TX by defeating the Texas Rangers 3-1.

Jon Lester received his first victory in four straight losing starts. Lester was masterful, throwing eight scoreless innings with five strikeouts, only allowing five hits.

Boston came up with timely offense in the sixth and ninth innings. JD Drew, Marco Scuatro, and Bill Hall came away the game with one RBI a piece.

As the game came to a completion, Red Sox rookie pitcher Felix Doubront came away with his first career save.


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