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Padres War Room

Requisite thread . . .feel free to discuss our picks. We're locked onto just a couple of players now for the first pick. If Denney is there he will be our guy.


Padres (Long-delayed) MOD #3: Special MOD-ifications

We may not look like much, but we've got it where it counts. So I've been doing a lot of thinking and I've decided that we need to look for more impact than we've been discussing. I like J.P....


Padres MOD #2

By request, I'm starting up the second round thread. Here's what we've got for our short list @ 13 (unsorted but we cut some names - anybody we want to push back on?): 1. JP Crawford, HS SS 2....


Padres MOD #1

Now that the initial wave of MOD threads have been posted, I decided to go ahead and get ours up and running. Padres pick at 13, 50, 69, 86, and 118. The obvious immediate interest is in 13 with...


The Marlins-Jays Firesale Trade

A package of prospects will be going from the Miami Marlins to the Toronto Blue Jays for Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, Buck, and Bonifacio . . .discuss.(NOTE FROM JOHN): I will have an analysis of this...


how much do we need to see a player live before we can take our observations seriously?

I've been thinking about this topic lately, and I think it's especially interesting with the Futures Game later today . . .seeing a prospect live is a lot of fun, but how much do you need to see...


Padres MOD #4 (Final MOD)

The Mock Draft is tomorrow, my friends. I've got a poll up for the first pick, No. 7. Options are David Dahl, Gavin Cecchini, Courtney Hawkins, and Max Fried. Fried is a LHP starter kit, and the...


Padres MOD #3

Good morning/afternoon my Padres brothers(?)! With the Mock Draft only about a week away and mrkupe running on fumes, it's time to get serious. One thing that I've really been struggling with is...


Minor League Ball Mock Draft - The "Fish out of Water" Discussion Thread

Hi all, As some of you may be aware, every year John Sickels and Minor League Ball conduct a mock draft of the first three rounds of the MLB draft. Teams are represented by an individual member of...


Padres MOD Thread No. 2: Draft Boogaloo

Okay, Padres fans and followers . . .we've already made a lot of progress, gotten a big board together, and did a lot of deep soul-searching(?) about where we want to go with our draft. Of course,...


The MOD Squad (of Mock Draft posts)

Use this post to link to your MOD post for the Minor League Ball Mock Draft. Then rec this post so it stays at the top. Also, if you're making a daily thread, post a link to this post in there in...


Padres MOD Thread

Hello and welcome to the San Diego Padres MOD thread for the 2012 Minor League Ball Mock Draft! It's going to be a very busy day . . .the Padres have the Nos. 7, 33, 44, 55, 66, 70, and 102...


MiLB 5/1: The Daily Thread To Restore Sanity and/or Fear

No, I don't have your probables for today. Games are going on today, however, so I'm sure there will be pitchers involved, some of them right-handed, others left-handed. The reason why I am...


The Winter Meetings Thread

Since we don't have one, and we might as well have one, I figured I would just get it over with and make one. Discuss all the goings-on, what teams should do, what they're not doing, the possible...


BA FSL Top 20

1. Shelby Miller, rhp, Palm Beach Cardinals 2. Matt Harvey, rhp, St. Lucie Mets 3. Hak-Ju Lee, ss, Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays) 4. Trevor May, rhp, Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) 5. Alex Colome,...


BA Cal League Top 20

1. Tyler Skaggs, lhp, Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) 2. Jedd Gyorko, 3b, Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres) 3. Gary Brown, of, San Jose Giants 4. Zack Wheeler, rhp, San Jose Giants 5. Jonathan Singleton,...


BA SAL Top 20

Okay, so we were ALL wrong . . .   1. Bryce Harper, of, Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) 2. Manny Machado, ss, Delmarva Shorebirds (Orioles) 3. Jurickson Profar, ss, Hickory Crawdads (Rangers) 4....


A Few Brief Reminders and Advice about Fantasy Baseball Posts

Hi all,   A couple of days ago, a post concerning an individual's fantasy baseball team ignited a little bit of ill-tempered debate about such posts here. I apologize for not seeing the post sooner...


David DeJesus to Oakland!

DDJ goes from the Royals to the A's for Vinny Mazzaro and Justin Marks . . .thoughts?   Overall, I think it's a decent deal for the Royals. Not a huge return, but Mazzaro is a major league ready...


mrkupe anticlimatically posts his Blue Jays top 22 list.

The background: A few days ago, in response to the deluge of top 20 lists for the Royals and Mariners, I stated that I would do a list on-demand for a team that had not yet received a top 20...


BA FSL Top 20

1. Matt Moore, lhp, Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays) 2. Chris Archer, rhp, Daytona Cubs 3. Jacob Turner, rhp, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4. Dellin Betances, rhp, Tampa Yankees 5. Travis D'Arnaud, c,...


BA Midwest League Top 20

1. Mike Trout, of, Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels) 2. Shelby Miller, rhp, Quad Cities River Bandits (Cardinals) 3. Wil Myers, c, Burlington Bees (Royals) 4. Jacob Turner, rhp, West Michigan Whitecaps...


BA Gulf Coast League Top 20

1. Gary Sanchez, c, Yankees 2. Miguel Sano, 3b/ss, Twins 3. Justin O'Conner, c, Rays 4. Jake Marisnick, of, Blue Jays 5. Matt Lipka, ss, Braves 6. Juan Urbina, lhp, Mets 7. Jesse Biddle, lhp, P...


Anthony Rendon injured

Lack of a daily thread didn't give me a place to put this, but worth talking about. Anthony Rendon injured his leg yesterday and was carted off the field. Aaron Fitt of Baseball America reports...


As we're in the sleepiest sports day of the year, I thought I might throw this out there. I'm wondering who out there subscribes to The game selection isn't spectacular, but you get...


The 2010 Futures Game Thread

Posted for your enjoyment . . .batting practice is now over, and Frankie Piliere tweeted that he was most impressed by "Hosmer, Alonso, Moustakas, Brown, Trout, Lawrie, Romine".   Starting lineups...


Texas League Player Reports: The Cliff Lee Edition

You may notice a pattern in this trio of reports.


Traditional Scouting in the Texas League Part 1

Before I begin, as always, you can reach me via e-mail at In addition, in a long-overdue and much-anticipated development, I'm now on Twitter. Feel free to follow me at...


Texas League Player Reports

Here's 3 more player reports from my travels around and about the Texas League. As I've become increasingly aware, there's quite the interest in what I have to offer here, and so I've created an...


Ranking the Leagues: The Florida State League

Much delayed, here is the hastily-posted thread. Your options this time around include (but are not limited to):   Bradenton: Tony Sanchez, Sterling Marte, Brock Holt, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris   B...

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