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Minorleagueball.com's Top 120 Prospects List

http://www.minorleagueball.com/2012/2/24/2821479/minor-league-ball-baseball-top-120-prospects-for-2012 There are six Boston prospects in there (Bogaerts, Barnes, Middlebrooks, Jacobs, Lavarnway,...

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Baseball America's Top 100

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/rankings/top-100-prospects/2012/2612998.html I'm sure that the OTM bloggers will have their own post up shortly, but if y'all wanted a place to...

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Who Are Your '08 Draft Winners? Kneejerk Fun!

We should wait 10 years before analyzing a draft, but who wants to analyze the '98 draft?  Let's do this one before the ink dries.  Who came out as winners?  Who lost?  Who are your heroes, who are...

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Cabrera and Willis to the Tigers - close!

Per Rotoworld:MLB.com is reporting that the Tigers are set to acquire Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis from the Marlins for Cameron Maybin, Andrew Miller and four more prospects.Rick Porcello is...

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BA Milwaukee Top 10 (leaked)

Found this online at http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=689389Apparently, it was released a coupla days early by one of the guy's who helped with it.  Anyway, here it is: Matt LaPorta, OF ...

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Bill Stoneman steps down too? @!#$ the heck?

What's with GMs this year?  Did someone get hold of an illicit photograph with all of them in it?I've never been the biggest fan of Stoneman, given he hasn't managed to maximize his prospects very...

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Selig Sort of Willing to Listen on Instant Replay

http://www.nbcsports.com/portal/site/nbcsports/menuitem.6f806e473b4cb158fb00ec22493c2d04/?vgnextoid= 8536ac8c2e995110VgnVCM10000075c1d240RCRDSelig Will Let GMs Make Recommendation on Instant ReplayA...

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John Schuerholz steps down. WOW.

Ken Rosenthal, via Rotoworld:The Braves have called a Thursday press conference for 3:30 p.m. EST, with Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reporting that general manager John Schuerholz is expected to...

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Updated 6:24PM: Final Draft Order

This is the final order, assuming the Giants hold on to their 7-run lead. Final, that is, before FA compensation this offseason. Remember that in case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the previous...

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Clay Buchholz nearly taken out for pitch counts?!

Sorry to overload the Clay diaries, but I found this fascinating.  Quotes are my paraphrases.Theo Epstein was ready to force Francona to take Buchholz out if he reached 120 pitches.  He ended up at...

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2010 Red Sox Lineup - Why Not?

C - Likely to be a FA.  Guys like Kottaras and Still and Egan have a chance, but not much, especially on a team that expects to contend. 1B - Youkilis/Anderson/Carter/FA  Youkilis is likely to be...

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Ranking Systems and Drafts by John's Grades

I ranked all 30 systems based on John's letter grades from his book (printed with permission).  I also ranked the '06 drafts accordingly.  My methodology was as follows: 1 point for every C+, 2...

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Who the #*@$ is Devern Hansack?!

Does anyone have any more info on Devern Hansack?  I know nothing about this guy but his numbers, and I unfortunately missed his 5 inning no-hitter on the last day of the major league season.  I...

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Anibel Sanchez throws no-hitter against D-backs.

I feel a little bitter my Sox traded him, but not so bitter I can't root for the guy.  Feel some ownership of him too, since he was a Sox prospect, and one of my favorite young pitchers.And now...

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Jonathan Sanchez doing quite well against Reds through 5

5 IP, 1 ER, 2 Hs, 2 BBs, 5 Ks.He did allow three SBs, including a double steal.  He clearly tired in the fifth, as his line through four was:4 IP, 0 ERs, 0 Hs, 1 BB, 3 Ks.But he got out of the jam,...

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BP's Top 20 RHP

Here's the link: BP's Top 20 RHP The list is as follows. What do you guys think? Phillip Hughes Homer Bailey (who Goldstein refers to as "1a") Nick Adenhart Luke Hochevar Tim Lincecum Yovani...

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Michael Bowden called up to High A; Where does he rank?

Of course, his first start was ugly:5 IP, 9 Hits, 5 ERs, 1 BB, 3 Ks, 0 HRsWhere do people rank Bowden right now?  In the Top 100?  Whereabouts?Clay Buchholz, meanwhile, has made two excellent...

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Lars Anderson signs with Red Sox

Per the 2pm chat with Jim Callis:Joey(Boston, MA): Hey jim, a big fan of ur column its been a miserable 3 weeks for us now...any goods news on the draft side..ala are Lars anderson, bard and...

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Jim Callis' Top 6 Minor Leaguers

Here are Jim Callis' off-the-top-of-his-head list of top 7 (?) minor leaguers, for those, like me, who are starved for lists.  I generally like Callis a lot and trust his opinion. Stephen Drew D...

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Pelfrey likely to make start on Saturday.

All indications are that Pelfrey will likely be given Pedro Martinez's start on Saturday, according to many sources, including Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus.  Reportedly, it's hardly...

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Yankees sign Dellin Betances, not likely to get Francisco Pena

The Yankees "agreed to terms with Brooklyn right-hander Dellin Betances, who was taken in the eighth round of this year's draft. It's believed the Grand Street Campus High School product landed...

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Jered Weaver up to take his brother's place.

The Weaver is dead; long live the Weaver.Per Rotoworld:Angels recalled RHP Jered Weaver from Triple-A Salt Lake. Weaver, who made his last start for Salt Lake on Wednesday, will replace his big...

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DePodesta Joins Padres!

Per Rotoworld:Padres named Paul DePodesta special assistant for baseball operations.DePodesta, who was fired as the Dodgers' GM over the winter, returns to baseball with one of the club's rivals....

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AL East versus AL Central - Discuss!

Obviously, the Sox (both of them), the Tigers, and the Twins are all on ridiculous hot streaks at the moment, but, it's come up in debate here which division is stronger, the AL East or AL Central.I...

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Chuck James' first ML start going very well.

Through 7, he's got this line:8 IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 4 BBs, 8 Ks, 1 error committed behind him (and one hit that at least the Braves announcers believe should have been another error).  111 pitches,...

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Heilman for Lugo?

Per Rotoworld:The Tampa Tribune reports that the Devil Rays may try to trade for Aaron Heilman, likely offering the Mets Julio Lugo in return. Heilman would likely start immediately in Tampa Bay...

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Red Sox Closer?

If Foulke doesn't cut it, in terms of effectiveness or just ability to take the mound, who takes over?  It seems like indications lately are that it would be Jonathan Papelbon.  But if (or "when"...

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Brian Bannister - New Mets Fifth Starter

Apparently, the Mets don't have enough confidence in Aaron Heilman, or perhaps they don't have enough confidence in him as a starter (he certainly did much better in relief last year).  This does...

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Rays turning down Gathright for Olsen?

Per ESPN.com:"The Devil Rays aren't as likely to part with speedy outfielder Joey Gathright as they were last month, The Palm Beach Post reports.The Marlins were interested in trading pitcher Scott...

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Odd Trade Rumor

Probably nothing to it, but I heard today from a quite unsubstantiated source that there was a three-way trade being discussed between the Mets, Nats, and Red Sox.  Sounds like rumor mill crap, but...

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