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And the rich keep getting richer

And the rich keep getting richer

The news is that Jeffrey Loria will soon sell the Miami Marlins. The buyers are a team of investors put together by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and retired Yankees great, soon to be in the Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter. The Bush-Jeter group will pay $1.3 billion for the baseball team.

What has happened to Cuban baseball?

What has happened to Cuban baseball?

The crisis in Cuban baseball resembles a Harry Potter novel. The difference is that the work has an unknown author, something that has become a mystery to solve.

Caribbean baseball czar: This is the moment for Cuba

Caribbean baseball czar: This is the moment for Cuba

Though the arrival of Juan Francisco Puello had been announced, it still made headlines in Cuba. The president of the Federation of Caribbean Professional Baseball (CBPC), who attended the two final games of the National Series, brought to the island an agenda that included the insertion of Cuba into his organization, as a full member.

Playoffs will be a baseball showcase

Playoffs will be a baseball showcase

None of the four major teams in the history of Cuban baseball will go to the post-season of the 54th National Series. Instead, Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila, Granma and Isle of Youth will be in charge of staging the playoffs, on which Cuba and the sport’s top officials are betting a lot more than the national crown.

Yoan Moncada heads to Boston from Cuba, encouraged by a man who knows both

Yoan Moncada heads to Boston from Cuba, encouraged by a man who knows both

The governments of Cuba and the United States have initiated a process that could lead to a normalization of relations. If that is achieved, it may not be as difficult for the current group of Cuban players to travel home and then return to the United States to play.

Up next for baseball? Talk of spring training games in Cuba stirs excitement and worry

Up next for baseball? Talk of spring training games in Cuba stirs excitement and worry

If there is one thing that the United States and Cuba can agree on, as the two countries try to restore relations that have been battered by more than 50 years of political animosity, is the love of baseball and the special place it holds in both cultures.

Minnie Minoso is dead; helped integrate Baseball in Career across 5 decades

Minnie Minoso is dead; helped integrate Baseball in Career across 5 decades

Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who was the major leagues’ first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago.

Cuban baseball: The blockade and the profits

Cuban baseball: The blockade and the profits

According to U.S. laws, no Cuban institution or person living in Cuba may receive payment in dollars for his services and that applies also to baseball. That is why some of the best Cuban ball players have had to leave their native land for good in order to follow their dreams in the Major Leagues.

Cuba’s Baldoquin says he has deal with Angels

Cuba’s Baldoquin says he has deal with Angels

The Angels have made a big splash on the international market, agreeing to an $8 million signing bonus with Cuban middle infielder Roberto Baldoquin, the player told MLB.com.

Yuniesky Gourriel: Canada in a pocket

Yuniesky Gourriel: Canada in a pocket

With a batting average of .321, Yuniesky Gurriel returned to Cuba from his stint in the Capitales de Québec, a team in the CanAm Independent League.

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