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  1. Scouting Royals, White Sox prospects

    Keith Law

    Some notes from a pair of Class A games I attended in the past week, beginning with a matchup between the Royals' and White Sox's high-A affiliates: • The Wilmington Blue Rocks' lineup is down two bats of note following last month's promotio...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Fantasy takeaways from Futures Game

    Eric Karabell

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Sunday's All-Star Futures Game at beautiful Target Field showcased plenty of power-hitting prospects on the rise, with myriad reporters congregating around the lockers of Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Texas Rangers third b...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  4. Cards hold breath on Molina

    AJ Mass

    The most important member of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation may not be Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller or Michael Wacha, but rather the All-Star catcher who sits behind the plate on a daily basis. However, the Cardinals are facing the prospect of be...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Could Cuddyer still be trade bait?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies announced that Michael Cuddyer is scheduled for a follow-up MRI on his fractured shoulder July 21, a test that could determine if the veteran outfielder will play again this season. "If all is healed as expected, he'll begin h...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Mariners going all-in on 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners have won 10 of their last 12 games and if the season ended today, they'd be owners of the American League's second wild card spot. However, the team ranks last in the AL in on-base percentage, and likely still has some offensive ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. When will Wacha return?

    AJ Mass

    Last Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals placed Michael Wacha on the disabled list with what was being called a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. At the time, the team was hoping that he'd be able to return after a couple of weeks of rest. Ac...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  8. 21 hitters who could be dealt this summer

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, 23 teams are within six games of making the playoffs. This means just seven teams can be considered sellers at this juncture, with some of those still considering themselves either holding or buyers. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  9. Sabathia's return date getting closer?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, Ian Begley of ESPN New York wrote that while injured starting pitchers CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda "are still 'a ways away' from returning to the mound, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman doesn't see any options on the trade market to re...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  10. Indians playing it safe with Brantley

    AJ Mass

    The Cleveland Indians are playing it extremely safe with Michael Brantley, as the outfielder is clearly still suffering from the after-effects of a collision with Los Angeles Angels shortstop John McDonald that resulted from a slide into second base ...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  11. Montero's new role with Mariners

    Joe Kaiser

    Jesus Montero is back in the big leagues for the first time since the 2012 season, and though he has yet to make a plate appearance we have a good idea of what his role will be. Hint: it won't be behind the plate. Injuries to Michael Saunders and ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  12. Could Rockies shop Cuddyer, Stubbs?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies have come back down to earth following a "sky-high" start, and that dose of reality could make them trade-deadline sellers. The Rockies have lost 19 times in a 26-game span, including an eight-game losing streak, and are alrea...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  13. Three heated draft debates

    Jim Bowden

    There are spirited debates going on within the walls of big league clubs, as the 2014 draft is just a day away. In my 25 years of draft experience, I've seen my share of drama and water bottles flung across the room. Quite frankly, it was one of my f...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  14. Timetable for Yankees missing SP?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees are already down three-fifths of their starting rotation, but they thought they'd be getting at least one of those arms back soon. However, now it appears that might not be the case at all and that they'll continue to have to mak...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  15. Who choses the next commissioner?

    Doug Mittler

    Bud Selig is enjoying a farewell tour as baseball commissioner this season, and one of his final tasks could involve the hiring of his successor. Michael J. Schmidt of the New York Times reported last week that Selig wants baseball's 30 owners t...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  16. Yet another Rangers starter out?

    AJ Mass

    Nothing seems to be going right for Ron Washington and the Texas Rangers these days. Still reeling from the loss of Prince Fielder, on Saturday the manager set into motion a new plan for his everyday lineup going forward -- one that returned Shin-Soo...

    Blog | May 25, 2014