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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who are the projected top five picks for the 2009 draft? If each team lost its two best prospects, who would have the best farm system? Why doesn't Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce get more love?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 9 and 15. Previous transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Federico Baez, RHP Steve Trachsel Outrighted off 40-man […]

Minors | #Transactions

Academics Bedevil ASU

Aaron Fitt -

Bad news for No. 9 Arizona State, as touted righthanders Jason Jarvis and Devin Fuller have been declared academically ineligible. Fuller will miss the entire season, and Jarvis is "ineligible […]


Bad News In Omaha

John Manuel -

Right before we put our College Preview issue to bed, I got a call from Steve Pivovar of the Omaha World-Herald. No one knows the College World Series like Steve, […]


Quick Jumper

Aaron Fitt -

Tanner Scheppers was a 6-foot shortstop with a quick arm who had never pitched in a game when Fresno State signed him in November of 2004 as a senior at California's Dana Hills High. Three years later, Scheppers has emerged as the Bulldogs' ace and a potential first-round pick.

College | #2008#Season Preview