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  1. Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix...

    Michael Baumann

    A renegade owner takes over a minor league baseball team and assembles a group of castoffs. Those castoffs then start winning, much to the chagrin of organized baseball, and much to the delight of fans in a market that almost everyone thought had aba...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. ¡Ay, Chihuahuas!

    Robert Andrew Powell

    Even the president of the league can't help but laugh about it, the optics of it all. Branch Rickey chuckles when I reach him at his office outside Austin, Texas, where he runs Triple-A baseball's Pacific Coast League. That there...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  3. We Went There: Manny Ramirez in Minor League Baseball Paradise

    Ryan Bort

    Round Rock is a small, quaint, central Texas town about half an hour north of Austin on I-35. Among plenty of Whataburgers and Dr Pepper advertisements, there's Dell Diamond, home of the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express. It is the ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  4. Michael Kruse on Chase Lambin's minor league baseball career

    Michael Kruse

    At 32, Chase Lambin has never played an inning in the majors. Why does he keep going?

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  5. Wonks: Strasburg Fever is Real, Even in the Minors

    Ben Cohen

    Monday was a lovely night for baseball in Hagerstown, Md.: clear skies and 76 degrees for three innings of Stephen Strasburg. That might explain how a team in the Class A South Atlantic League drew a crowd of 1,652 fans. But this was Stephen Strasbur...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  6. The Polanco Problem, the Heyward/ Fernandez Plan, and the S...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Thanks to the unprecedented availability of minor league statistics, video, and player rankings, baseball fans are far more informed about prospects today than at any point in the past. And now that fans know what they're missing, they&...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  7. Debut Tuesday: Two Heralded Prospects Get the Call

    Jonah Keri

    There's something about big-league debuts in baseball that makes them different than first games in any sport. Maybe it's the anticipation built up through years of minor league toil. Maybe it's the wide range of possible outcomes, from no-hitters to...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  8. Im Not Colin You a Moran: The Unintended Effect of Slotting in t...

    Michael Baumann

    The Houston Astros are known nowadays for chasing the unorthodox. Their raid on the brain trust of Baseball Prospectus, their tandem starters in the minor leagues, their complete disinterest in competing at the major league level until they've develo...

    Blog | June 03, 2013