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  1. Cubs jump to first in farm rankings

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- After nearly three years of trading talented veterans, drafting high, some tremendous scouting and a little luck, the Chicago Cubs have the top-ranked farm system in baseball, according to Insider Keith Law. The Cubs jumped fro...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Jason McLeod, Cubs senior vice president of player development an...

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs senior vice-president, player development and amateur scouting, Jason McLeod, has withdrawn his name for consideration for the vacant San Diego Padres general manager's job, he told reporters on Monday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  3. Complete NL draft breakdown

    Keith Law

    Following up on my American League recaps from Saturday, here is my team-by-team draft breakdown for every National League club. Note: We often use the 20-80 scouting scale when discussing prospects. Arizona Diamondbacks I liked the D-ba...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  4. W2W4: ALDS Game 4 -- Red Sox at Rays

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to

    • When and where: Tropicana Field, Tuesday at 8:37 p.m. ET • Starting pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17 ERA) vs. Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA) Hellickson • Scouting report on Hellickson: Rays manager Joe Maddon's ...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  5. Alex Wood scouting profile; Xander Bogaerts jumps to No. 1 in top...

    Jim Callis

    Jim Callis profiles young lefty starter Alex Wood, who earned his first big league win for the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, and updates his top-10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2013
  6. When small sample sizes matter

    Buster Olney

    Miguel Cabrera is the planet's best hitter, and he explained the other day why he doesn't really draw much information from the written scouting reports available to all players: All of that is based on what has happened in the past and isn't necessa...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  7. Austin Jackson, Bobby Parnell, Oscar Taveras among Tristan H. Coc...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft lists 20 players for 2013 he really likes -- at least compared to the general consensus.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  8. Cubs promote Wilken, hire new scouting director

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hired Jaron Madison as scouting director, replacing Tim Wilken who was promoted to special assistant to the president/general manager the team announced on Friday. Madison had the same position with the San Diego Padres...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  9. Scouting Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen for Tri...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down Danny Hultzen's recent outing in which the left-hander showed a few flaws but a lot of promise.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  10. Scouting Jorge Soler's debut

    Keith Law

    Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler made his pro debut on Thursday night with the Chicago Cubs' club in the rookie-level Arizona League, the lowest level of organized baseball, with teams largely populated by teenaged prospects, rehabbers, and a handfu...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  11. Scouting Jorge Soler of the Chicago Cubs and Tyler Skaggs of the ...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law scouts Jorge Soler debut in the Cubs' organization, and checks in on Tyler Skaggs' latest Triple-A start.

    Blog | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  12. Trevor Bauer and Andrew Cashner matchup disappoints - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law was at Chase Field to scout Trevor Bauer and Andrew Cashner, but the showdown turned out to be a dud.

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2012
  13. Chicago Cubs to work out potential No. 1 pick Carlos Correa

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs worked out potential No. 1 draft pick Carlos Correa at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge of the workout.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers officially have new owners, and changes are o...

    Buster Olney

    The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be announced today. As Buster Olney writes, there will be significant change coming to the franchise, possibly beginning by recommitting to scouting efforts in the international market.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  15. Justin Upton, Bryce Harper and the rest of the top 10 for 2017

    Keith Law

    As part of the ESPN top 500, Keith Law looks ahead to 2017 and predicts who the top 10 players will be five years from now.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  16. Omar Minaya joins San Diego Padres as senior vice president

    Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya has landed a new job with the Padres organization as senior vice president of baseball operations.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2011