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Time For A Re-Do

Jim Callis -Premium Content

No club has anything less than unwavering support for its 2007 first-round pick. Yet if that draft were being held 11 months later, the top 10 choices would look radically different than they did last June. David Price clearly established himself as the best prospect in the 2007 draft—lefthanders with a plus-plus fastball/slider combination and outstanding feel and command tend to do that—and the Rays locked in on him early as the No. 1 overall pick. But as easy as that decision was at the time, he wouldn't go first if the draft was restaged.

Minors | #2008#Column

Shreve: This Time, It’s TJ

John Manuel -

There have been twists and turns with Colby Shreve, the CC of Southern Nevada righthander who entered the year as the top junior-college pitcher in the country. The unsigned eighth-round […]


Coaching Carousel Starts Back Up

Aaron Fitt -

Just a week after Arkansas-Little Rock coach Jim Lawler–Baseball America’s 2003 assistant coach of the year while at Texas A&M–announced he will resign at the end of the season, another […]


Yankees Lefthander Reyes Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Yankees lefthander Angel Reyes received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for stanozolol metabolites, a performance-enhancing substance. Reyes, 21, did not make an Opening Day roster, so his suspension will […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Mr. Intensity

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

When it comes to being tough, Chuck Norris has nothing on Conor Gillaspie, the reigning Cape Cod League MVP, preseason All-American and Wichita State's top player. As Gillaspie is quick to point out, growing up in the upper Midwest isn't like growing up in a warm-weather baseball hotbed down South or on one of the coasts. Before he became a standout third baseman for Wichita State, Gillaspie starred for Omaha's Millard North High, which went 35-0 his senior year and won the Nebraska state championship.

College | #2008#On Campus

Sliver Of Hope

Roch Kubatko -Premium Content

Once the Orioles begin interleague play in National League ballparks, where the designated hitter is not used, 29-year-old infielder Oscar Salazar finally could return to the majors. It's been a while. Salazar appeared in eight games with the Tigers in 2002, batting .190 in 21 at-bats. Injuries kept him down the next few years, but he's on the rise again.

Majors | #2008#Baltimore Orioles#Organization Reports

The Future Is Then

Evan Grant -Premium Content

The Rangers may have a bright future, but make no mistake, it's still the future. The club underscored that by deciding to open the 2008 season with a 25-man roster that contained none of the five players acquired from the Braves in the Mark Teixeira-Ron Mahay trade last July.

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Texas Rangers

Worthwhile Opportunities

Jon Paul Morosi -Premium Content

The Tigers invited two of their 2007 draft picks to big league camp this spring. One was Rick Porcello, the prized pitching prospect who signed a $7 million major league contract as a first-round pick. The other was Danny Worth, whose steady play at shortstop has enabled him to rise quickly through Detroit's farm system.

Majors | #2008#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports