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Roger

  • joined Mar 13, 2008
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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Minors Stuff

Seems like we need a new place to talk about minor leaguers and prospect stuff as the last of the Minor Lines slowly fades off the front page. So I'll start one. BA's Minor League season review...

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Prospect Chat

I thought maybe we needed a new space to talk prospecty stuff. Not that there's a lot going on right now, but as BA and other prospect mavens starts rolling out its post-season stuff there should...

Roger (Washington DC) So what did you think about Belt's swing when you got a chance to see him...

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Roger (Washington DC) So what did you think about Belt's swing when you got a chance to see him this weekend? Klaw (2:00 PM) It's not good. Trying to get with Hensley Meulens to discuss it. (By the way, his voicemail starts, "Hi, this is Bam-Bam." How awesome is that?) Belt's got his hands way back and throws his front hip forward - and he didn't do all that crap in the fall league in 2010.

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Age vs. level, some actuarials, Pt. 2

And now we get to the part that really took up a ton of my time: tables that look at success rates of minor leaguers based on nothing but their age at the time they first played in A and A+ ball. ...

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Age vs. Level, some actuarials

So with minor league rosters being announced, now seems a great time to revisit the much hashed topic of age vs. level, and with all due respects to Every 6th day, this is gonna be long. As some...

Red Sox deal Lowrie

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Holy crap, we couldn't beat this deal?

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Baseball America Giants Top 10 List

I put this on one of Fla-Giant's Winter Lines yesterday, but as that's off the front page at this point, I thought I'd make it it's own Fanpost for those who didn't see it and might want to...

Olde Timey Giants Season Passes

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What I wouldn't give to pick one of these up at the Will Call booth. Check out the back of the third one -- name inscribed and all!

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What does it mean to be a top prospect? Part 2, The Unranked Strike Back

Having looked at just how productive the Top Prospects were, the next logical step was to cross-check against the Active Career WAR leaders to see how many really productive players were missed in...

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What does it mean to be a top prospect?

As we wrap up our prospect lists and look forward to Spring Training, this seems like as good a time as any to set down the results of a project that's been taking up an unholy percentage of my...

BA Cal League Top 20

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Ah, much better. I was hoping to see Thomas Neal a little higher, but you can't complain much about #9 in a strong league. Great to see Kieschnick at #11 and even Darren Ford at #20. In addition, they noted that Bumgarner would have been #1 had he qualified. It will be interesting to see where he ranks on the EL list, considering in their best tools edition a month ago, Bumgarner was behind Matusz in both best pitcher and best fastball. Another good note is that Dan Runzler, though he's not going to make any of the his league's Top 20 lists (mostly because he wasn't anywhere long enough to get on a lot of managers and scouts radars, probably) was chosen as the RP on BA's Minor League All Star team (which also included Posey and Bumgarner). On the down side, we've now seen a significant stock drop from Adrianza, Gillaspie, Villalona, and Noonan, all of whom were in their respective league's Top 10 lists last year, and failed to make the Top 20 on moving up to the next level. Alderson might well have added to that group had he stayed in the organization.

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Sabes on XM

Brian Sabean phoned in an interview with XM's Baseball this Morning and as, I don't believe they archive any of their baseball channel shows (and it was about 5:00 a.m. SF time), I thought I'd jot...

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Giants' Web Gems

For those who haven't noticed, ESPN has been running an "All-Time Web Gems" for each team on Baseball Tonight and Sportscenter, and they're doing the Giants tonight.Any ideas for the Top 3 in...

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Don't cry for me, Michael Tucker

Anybody notice that the Marlins opted not to offer Todd Jones arbitration when they had the opportunity AFTER he'd already signed with Detroit?  In other words, in what can only be seen as a mickey...

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Bradley to the As

LA tossed Antonio Perez into the deal too, for Andre Ethier.

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Thanks Bill Simmons

This is from Bill Simmons most recent ESPN Page 2 column. Nice to see someone deviating from the hero line (Apart from the totally uncalled for Rick Barry comparison):Yet another question: Is A.J....

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From Jim Callis' Ask BA Column

"Foppert could be a real coup. He hasn't bounced all the way back from Tommy John surgery in September 2003, but before he got hurt he was the game's best pitching prospect. The track record for...

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