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  1. Padres missed chance with Headley

    Keith Law

    The biggest criticism of the Josh Byrnes era in San Diego has to be the move he never made. The former Padres general manager held on to Chase Headley even after Headley had a career year in 2012, and we're now into a second successively worse season...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Midseason top five farm systems

    Keith Law

    Ranking all 30 organizations based on their minor league talent is a major undertaking each winter, which is why I always decline to do a re-ranking during the season. There's simply no way I could do it justice given the amount of work it requires. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  3. Padres come out ahead in Street deal

    Keith Law

    The Los Angeles Angels were desperate for a closer in the best year they've had since acquiring Albert Pujols and the San Diego Padres had a spare closer lying around whom they didn't need, but the amount of talent heading to San Diego in exchange fo...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  4. Astros' failure to sign Aiken a total fiasco

    Keith Law

    In the story of the Houston Astros' failure to sign two of their top draft picks on Friday, there are neither villains nor victors, only victims left holding empty bags. The first overall pick in the draft, Brady Aiken, declined to sign with the Astr...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  5. MLB - Keith Law's top 50 MLB prospects

    Keith Law

    Keith Law takes an updated look at the top 50 prospects in baseball. There is a new No. 1 prospect -- Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  6. More Futures Game scouting notes

    Keith Law

    Here are a some stray notes and observations from Sunday's 16th annual MLB Futures Game. If you missed my first batch, here they are. • Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell, the team's second-round pick in 2011 and the recipient of a $5 milli...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. Standouts from MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The 2014 MLB Futures Game might someday be remembered as the baseball world's formal introduction to Texas third baseman Joey Gallo, as his grade-80 raw power was on display both during BP and during the game. Gallo still has things to...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  8. Best tools in the MLB Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The 16th annual MLB Futures Game will take place Sunday at Target Field in Minneapolis, and yes, I'll be there, my ninth Futures Game. It's an event that brings some of the best prospects from around the minors together on one field for a nine-inning...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. All-Star roster surprises and snubs

    Keith Law

    The MLB All-Star Game rosters always spur controversy for who's out and who's in, but also because there aren't clear rules on what makes an All-Star in the first place. I've never bought the maxim that it should just be the players who are having th...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  10. Yankees come out ahead in McCarthy deal

    Keith Law

    The New York Yankees' acquisition of Brandon McCarthy upgrades a beleaguered rotation that's not getting any help from the farm system, while the Arizona Diamondbacks don't capitalize on one of their most valuable trade assets and get nothing in retu...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  11. Timelines dictate massive Cubs-A's deal

    Keith Law

    The A's have added a huge injection of both quality and depth into their rotation, but it does come at a cost -- their last two first-round picks, both excellent prospects right now, who will boost a Cubs system that was already among the top five in...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  12. Scouting Hunter Harvey, Pirates prospects

    Keith Law

    SALISBURY, Md. -- Baltimore Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey threw for the Class A Delmarva Shorebirds on Monday night, and it was another outstanding effort from the 19-year-old who learned on Tuesday that he'll represent the Orioles in this year's ML...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  13. Prospects to watch at the Futures Game

    Keith Law

    The Futures Game, which takes place at Target Field in Minneapolis on Sunday, July 13, will offer a tremendous look at the best young talent in the minor leagues, featuring 13 of the players from my May update of the top 25 prospects in the minors . ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. Padres' firing of Byrnes was overdue

    Keith Law

    The San Diego Padres' decision to relieve Josh Byrnes of his duties as general manager is unsurprising, and was probably overdue, given the team's poor performance at the major league level and lack of production from young players, especially those ...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  15. Bundy close to pre-surgery form

    Keith Law

    Dylan Bundy -- the No. 31 prospect on my Top 100 in January -- is still not quite a full 12 months off Tommy John surgery (he had the operation on June 27, 2013), but made his second rehab start on Saturday night at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryla...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  16. Projecting Yasmani Tomas

    Keith Law

    Earlier Friday we learned that Yasmani Tomas, a young star in Cuba, had defected. I've already received many questions asking what I think of his potential, which is no surprise given the early impact provided by a pair of recent Cuban imports. Tomas...

    Blog | June 20, 2014