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  1. Astros prospect done for 2014?

    AJ Mass

    The youth movement of the Houston Astros has already brought George Springer and Jon Singleton to the major league roster this season, but the progress of the team's No. 1 prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, appears to have hit a major setback on Satu...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  2. Should Rockies go with youth at RP?

    AJ Mass

    After going 9-for-9 in save attempts in the month of April, LaTroy Hawkins has been a lot more unsteady in May. He is 2-0 with two saves in three chances, but his ERA over these last eight games is 6.43, and his batting average against is .364. That'...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Red Sox not all-in on youth

    AJ Mass

    According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Boston Red Sox are perfectly comfortable going into 2014 with youth in their lineup in the form of Xander Bogaerts at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks at third base. "We feel like we're in good s...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Scott Kazmir among those former stars with good chance to bounce ...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron looks at some reclamation projects with a good chance of success this year.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  5. Three San Diego Padres hitters among top 12 in Kevin Goldstein's ...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein places three Padres hitters among his top 12 prospects for the 2012 fantasy season, noting that a commitment to youth is likely on the way for the San Diego ballclub.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  6. Giolito, Fried shine at Compton showcase

    Keith Law

    This was the fourth time I've attended the Southern California Invitational at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., and the talent was strong this year, especially on the mound, with probably a half-dozen first rounders in the event. ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  7. MLB Draft - Luc Giolito and Max Fried were two standouts at recen...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the highlights of the recent MLB Draft showcase in Compton, Calif. Harvard-Westlake teammates Luc Giolito and Max Fried were two of the standouts.

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  8. Cubs get some value in Zambrano deal

    The Cubs dealing Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins is an obvious change-of-scenery move, but Chicago gets back a pitcher who probably needs a fresh start of his own and has youth and service time on his side. The Cubs' side of this deal is easie...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  9. MLB -- Carlos Zambrano gets the Cubs value in Volstad

    Keith Law

    Keith Law examines the deal that sends Carlos Zambrano to Miami for Chris Volstad, and says that despite the financial cost to the Cubs, Zambrano netted them a little value.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  10. Kansas City Royals' Johnny Giavotella has legit major league skil...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey offers scouting profiles of Kansas City Royals call-up Johnny Giavotella (including video of the youngster) and Dave Sappelt, and discusses a change Matt Wieters has made at the plate.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  11. Leaders of the youth movement

    Buster Olney

    Craig Kimbrel participated in the union's seminars over the past week, a means for educating young players like the Braves' reliever. They talked about dealing with the media, the good and bad of social media, investing money, that sort of ...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  12. MLB: The MLB draft process, August waivers, and youth turning awa...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes of four concerns emerging in the baseball world: the August waivers period, the MLB draft culture, the propensity of youth to turn away from baseball and how September rosters are managed. Plus: playoff race updates from all over.

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2010
  13. MLB: Miguel Tejada isn't much of an upgrade at third base for the...

    Keith Law

    Unless Miguel Tejada finds a fountain of youth in La Jolla, the 36-year-old veteran doesn't represent much of an upgrade over Chase Headley at third base.

    Blog | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  14. Youth movement in MLB draft

    Buster Olney

    Some big-picture observations about the first round of the MLB draft: 1. As recently as five or 10 years ago, teams drafted essentially the best available player on their draft boards while taking into account their specific parameters on signabilit...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  15. The MLB draft offers more evidence that teams are targeting quick...

    Buster Olney

    The draft is always a youth movement of sorts, as teams add young talent to their systems. But Buster Olney writes that some teams also clearly view the draft as a chance to make their big league roster better, and soon.

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  16. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: the Dodgers' second base gig is still up for grabs, the Phillies choose experience over youth, the Twins like Liriano, and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2010