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Age vs. Level- when to take numbers for real

When can I take numbers an older minor leaguer puts up for real?I will use a specific example of a player but looking for overall comments.Dave Mckae went undrafted as a 22 YO senior.Signed with...

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Who closes in 2007

With Kerry Wood signing I think the bullpen "COULD" (yes that is a big COULD) be very strong.At the same time the obviously closing candidates all have real weaknesses.So my question is who closes...

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Future SB guys

I have notice 2 thinks recently in a keeper league I am. SB's are over valued Predicting future SB leaders is tough. Oviously some are easy to predict as the come up. Reyes for one although he...

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Scout releases prospect rankings

Not sure of Scout.com track record on prospects but I found list interesting.http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=243&p=9&c=12&nid=287&lnid=287&pid=88&yr=2006A few surprises: Sowers # 6 Felix pie # 25 Eric...

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Jason Hirsh....WOW

May 1, 2006 reading the Prospect Hot Sheet on BA they let Jason Hirsh have it. (Rightfully so)http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/hotsheet/261181.htmlAt that point he had given up  -- 20...

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Development of Catchers... When is it too late?

So the inspiration for this diary is Jed Morris (Oakland's other AA catcher). But really do not mean for this to be about him, but more of getting people thoughts on catcher development in general.I...

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MOD: A's

Hey Folks. Here are a few of people I am hoping will fall to us comments are appreciated and very needed. THis is For round 2 and 3. Chad Tracy    c    Jr.    R-R    Pepperdine Mark Hamilton   ...

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Delmon Young # 3 prospect

I never thought I would see Delmon Young ranked by anyone as the # 3 prospect let alone the #3 OF prospect in baseball.Dan Perry who I have mixed feelings on (love his writting disagree with him a...

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Baker is back---Minor leaguers get screwed

Yep thats right John Baker is back http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=304&p=9&c=2&cid=486335&nid=1822234&fhn=1&refid= 4742 Appears the marlins designated him to make room for Olivo and he was claimed by...

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74 Million dollar Challenge

So every offseason I try to assemble a 25 man roster that I think would be able to compete using only free-agents, and within a budget of what I estimate will be at about the league's median...

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Getting our minor league system back on track

Our Major League roster is looking very strong for the coming year, but this off season has caused an average minor league system to look even more suspect. Losses- and www.scout.com ranking on our...

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Mock Draft review

John did a review of his Mock draft recently and was  hoping we could do the same. Honestly too lazy to try to figure it out for all the teams but if each GM cares to: post thier picks if they...

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So long AN. - Katrina Donation from FoolshGame22

So long AN. Sure many of you, Mychael Urban, included will not be sad to see me go. Regret I no longer feel comfortable being associated with a site that I feel has begun to promote hatred. Of...

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The Angels "Exceptional defense"???

Well a certian writer seems to think that the Angels  have "exceptional defense". http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050808&content_id=1162566&...

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What it takes to be a good number 2 hitter!!

During the last game thread Duby and I had a small conversation on what made a good number 2 hitter in the line-up. Curious about what everyone else's thoughts were.    Note I am not asking who...

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Why I am critical of Mychael Urban

Well for those of you who missed it I got slamed yesterday for my disparaging comments about Mychael Urban. http://www.athleticsnation.com/story/2005/7/28/175745/737#commenttop Mychael Urban...

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Couple Fox Sport articles for you.

1.  http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/3774338 Talks about A's needs. One more big bat, Adam Dunn and what it might take to get him. He mentions Blanton and Jario. That would hurt but Dunn is a...

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Money to spend in 2006?

Billy has finaly confirmed what I had suspecting for some time now. We are going to be able to spend some money in the offseason. "Now we have the youngest rotation in the league, and if we want,...

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Swisher's problems with Lefties

I originally had this season written off (sorry A's I was wrong). Previously with the season written off it made perfect sense to let some rookies (Swisher in this case) play through challenges....

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Becoming a Good Major league catcher

Being a major league Catcher seems to involve 4 major skills: Hitting Blocking balls --preventing past balls Throwing runners out stealing. Calling a great game. Clearly 1-3 can be learned and...

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BJ UPTON is useless.

OK I now offically think Upton will amount to nothing!!!!2 Errrors and another crapy play that cost them a double play, last night at ALL star gameHe is a joke and while he may have all the talent...

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Futures game results

Daric Barton and Javier Herrera played in the futures game today.  The World beat the US 4-0, with Barton representing US and Herrera respresenting the world. Barton had 1 AB and struck out. H...

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Advice on AAA All-Star game

Wednesday I will be at the AAA all-star game in Sacramento.  Any advice on players to watch.  Never been to a minor league all-star game so any sugestions would be very helpful.By the way just saw...

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For all you who hate ESPN

Alot of posts (maybe only by a few people) being real critical of ESPN and biased coverage or just a hate for the capitalist machine they are.. With out getting into that just wanted to post a real...

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Wild card Hunt!!!

Get to 500 first, too early to be watching the scoreboard, rebuilding year... BLAH BLAH BLAH. I am offically watching the Wild Card race and have some thoughts: First here are the present standings ...

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AAA all-star's who got screwed?

Ok here is the list of AAA all stars from the PCL:http://www.pclbaseball.com/news/?id=4188Interested to see who you felt got snubed. Remember like the ML all-star game each of the 16 teams needed...

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AAA all-star Game in Sacramento -- Rosters

Well the roster for the PCL portion of the AAA all-star game is posted: http://www.pclbaseball.com/news/?id=4188 Serrano and Watson are the notable A's players, as well as  MANAGER; FRANK...

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Hatteberg to the Brewers?

ESPN insider is reporting the Brewers are seeking a left-handed bat of the bench. Quote: The Brewers have spent the last few days trying to add a left-handed hitter to their bench, the Milwaukee...

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Andre Ethier - MVP and Home Run Champ

[EDITOR'S NOTE: I thought I'd bump this to the front page because apparently Andre Ethier is the Texas League's version of Garret Anderson. There's also a chat here with catcher Jeremy Brown. -...

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Moneyball draft a failure?

With the A's drafting a bunch of HS kids many have viewed them as bailing out on the college kid approach. And many more articles calling that draft a failure.I will plead to some ignorance here...

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