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  1. Phillies ready for new slugger?

    AJ Mass

    On Sunday, scouts from around the league are expected to converge on the Dominican Republic to get a glimpse of Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas, the latest free agent from the island nation to become available following a defection. According to Jim ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Cards hoping Taveras will be ready

    AJ Mass

    The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping that outfield prospect Oscar Taveras will be a part of their organization for many years to come. However, even as the youngster arrived in camp from the Dominican Republic a full week earlier than required, the tea...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  3. Thursday Roundup: Cuban SS on display

    AJ Mass

    Several teams, including the New York Mets, are expected to send scouts to the Dominican Republic later this week to see a showcase featuring Erisbel Arruebarruena. The shortstop, who defected from Cuba in November, is 23 years old, and therefore ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  4. Winter ball worries; top 10 moves

    Buster Olney

    Every winter, teams encourage players to go to winter ball to learn, to play, and the vast majority of those who join a team in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela or Mexico or Puerto Rico talk about how much they glean from the experience. The Wh...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  5. Lawrie, Profar and the second base search

    Keith Law

    Second base is a funny position in baseball; you rarely see high draft picks spent on true second basemen, or big dollars committed to amateur second basemen in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela. Second basemen are often converted there from short...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals face second base chall...

    Keith Law

    The season has just begun and already, some of baseball's top contenders are looking at challenges at second base. Keith Law explores the short and long-term issues facing the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  7. MLB: 10 international prospects to watch

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus looks at MLB's expanding global reach, and provides a list of 10 top international prospects who hail from parts of the globe that haven't typically produced a lot of major league talent.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  8. MLB: The Rangers' Alexi Ogando has had a difficult road to get to...

    Shaun Assael

    The amazing backstory of Rangers hurler Alexi Ogando.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2010
  9. MLB: Keith Law breaks down top prospects from Venezuela, Mexico, ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at the Latin American prospects available during the July 2 period of international free agency. The Dominican Republic's Esteilon Peguero and Wilmer Romero are two of the class's strongest candidates.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2010
  10. La Esquina - MLB - An international draft seems imminent

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    An international draft seems imminent, but would it negatively affect baseball in the Dominican Republic, as inclusion in the draft did to baseball in Puerto Rico?

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  11. La Esquina: Q&A with Sandy Alderson, MLB's new Dominican baseball...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Sandy Alderson has been appointed the new Dominican baseball czar by MLB. La Esquina sits down for a chat with him.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2010
  12. La Esquina: Although eager to get back on the mound, Edinson Volq...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Although eager to get back on the mound, Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez is applying a healthy amount of patience to his return.

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  13. Cubans judged on potential, not performance - La Esquina

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    With the large bonuses being given to Cuban players making the transition to MLB, a premium is now being paid for potential instead of performance in the country's highest levels of baseball as was normally the custom.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2010
  14. La Esquina: Jose Offerman's most recent incident in the Dominican...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jose Offerman, a normally reserved player, has let his temper get the best of him twice. His most recent incident could effictively end his relationship with baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  15. La Esquina: On the workout of Deinys Suarez and Yuniesky Maya, as...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    News and notes from around the world of Latin baseball, including a Scout's evaluation of hot prospects Deinys Suarez and Yuniesky Maya. Plus, a recap of the serious issues facing the Puerto Rican Winter League, and news on the Pirates' latest signing.

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2009
  16. La Esquina: Special investigator Sandy Alderson delivers a report...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    After delivering a special report on how MLB does business in the Dominican Republic, Sandy Alderson expects the league to act on its recommendations soon. If implemented, the changes could affect all of Latin America.

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2009