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Full Season Playoff Races

Chris Kline -

Triple-A International League: With Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Toledo already locking up their division races, Durham maintained their two-game lead over Richmond in the South Division. The Bulls knocked off Charlotte, 7-3, […]

Minors | #Daily Dish#Postseason

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who has the best tandem of young pitchers in the major leagues? How good was the Yankees' draft? Should the struggles of high school first-round picks in their first pro summer be cause for concern?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Cubs Welcome Trachsel Back

Jim Callis -

Steve Trachsel broke into the majors with the Cubs and won 60 games for Chicago from 1993-99. Now he's coming home again, as the Cubs added him for the stretch drive in a Thursday trade with the Orioles. In return, Baltimore received a pair of Triple-A players, third baseman/outfielder Scott Moore and righthander Rocky Cherry. Nov. 5 update: The deal had a condition that provided Baltimore with a third prospect if Chicago made the playoffs, so the Cubs sent righthander Jake Renshaw to the Orioles as well.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Cards Add Branyan As Insurance

Jim Callis -

With Scott Rolen's left shoulder ailing again, the Cardinals moved to pick up some third-base insurance on Friday. They added Russell Branyan from the Phillies in exchange for a player to be named. Philadelphia ultimately received cash considerations to complete the deal.

Majors | #2007#Trade Central

Oregon Hooks Horton

Aaron Fitt -

Multiple sources have confirmed that Oregon will announce that it has hired Cal State Fullerton coach George Horton, possibly during Saturday’s season-opening Oregon football game. Details of the contract should […]

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BAPR Plus: Aug. 31

J.J. Cooper -

We have our first champion of 2007 thanks to Jacob Wild’s dominating 14-strikeout performance for the Arizona League Mariners. The GCL Dodgers ensured that the Gulf Coast League title won’t […]

Minors

Brewers’ Jeffress Suspended

John Manuel -

The Brewers’ top three prospects entering the year were Yovani Gallardo–check–Ryan Braun–check–and Will Inman, since traded to the Padres. No. 4 was Jeremy Jeffress, the flamethrowing prep righthander whom the […]

Minors

Rangers’ Second-Rounder Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Rangers infielder Matt West, the club’s second-round pick in June, was suspended for 50 games for failing a performance-enhancing drugs test, the commissioner’s office announced today. Selected from Bellaire (Texas) […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 30

J.J. Cooper -

Brandon Waring is going to hate to see the season end as it will halt an impressive home run binge. Jeff Samardzija is still glad to be out of the […]

Minors

Husker Don’t

Aaron Fitt -

In case you missed it last week, Nebraska’s nightmarish year of off-field drama continued. Two Nebraska baseball players and one former Cornhusker have been suspended for exchanging university-issued bats for […]

College