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Monday, August 15, 2011

Expect a feeding frenzy

Should be a crazy day for major league signings, as the deadline to get a deal done with players drafted in June is at 12:01 p.m. (EST). Connecticut's three big prospects are all expected to sign, the question is when and for how much.

New Britain's George Springer (Houston) and Bethel's Matt Barnes (Boston), taken 11th and 19th overall, and Bethany's Jason Esposito (Baltimore) have all been in heavy negotiations the past two weeks. Springer is expected to command in the vicinity of $1.8 million; Barnes around $1.4 million and Esposito roughly $600,000.

Anything can happen. Should be interesting.

Branford's Mike Olt, out since May with a fractured collar bone suffered in a collision at home plate, returned to game action Sunday. On a rehab stint at the team's spring training facility in Arizona, Olt homered and drove in three runs. He could return to advanced Class A Myrtle Beach (S.C.) of the Carolina League this week.


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