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Surprise Saudi

Chris Kline -

When Padres infielder Craig Stansberry found out he was selected to this year’s Futures Game, he was understandably excited. But when he realized he’d be representing Saudi Arabia, his reaction […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Niemann vs. Vanden Hurk

Chris Kline -

SAN FRANCISCO–Your starters today are righthander Jeff Niemann (Devil Rays) against righthander Rick Vanden Hurk (Marlins). Vanden Hurk has been up and down with the big league club this season, […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Media Will Eat Itself

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–In these days of round-the-clock coverage, it’s no wonder media members frequently find themselves interviewing each other. That’s even the case here at the Futures Game, where the media […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Same Time Next Year?

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–If they want to send the All-Star Game to San Francisco every year, that’s fine by me. It’s a crystal-clear 72-degree day here at AT&T Park, and the World […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Futures Game Lineups

Will Lingo -

SAN FRANCISCO–Marlins righthander Rick Vanden Hurk and Devil Rays righthander Jeff Niemann will be the starting pitchers in today’s Futures Game. Vanden Hurk, a native of the Netherlands, will start […]

Minors | #Futures Game

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Why did the Athletics try Daric Barton at third base? What does the future hold for Indians lefty Aaron Laffey? How do 6-foot-10 righthanders Andrew Brackman and Chris Young compare.

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Low Class A Leaderboards

Matt Eddy -

The fourth and final installment of our look at the classification leaders, with stats through games of July 5. Triple-A, Double-A and high Class A leaderboards also are available. BATTERS […]


Cape Hot List: Week Three

Travis Young -

(Individual stats through games of July 5) Bourne Braves OF Ben Guez, William & Mary: .319/.417/.420, 22 H, 17 RBI, 7 SB, 12 BB 3B Kevin Hoef, Iowa: .396/.508/.434, 21 […]


A’s Ink Desme, Horton

Alan Matthews -

With five picks among the top 90 selections, the Athletics had an opportunity to seriously supplement their farm system and continued to do so with the signing of two of […]


Bell Rings For Bubba

Nathan Rode -

Center fielder Bubba Bell, the Red Sox’ 39th-round pick out of Nicholls State in 2005, was promoted to Double-A Portland after his 76-game assault on high Class A California League […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Futures Game Rosters

USA and World rosters for the 2007 Futures Game in San Francisco. The game will be held on Sunday, July 8th at 4 p.m. ET at AT&T Park and will be aired on ESPN2 and XM Satellite Radio.

Minors | #2007#Futures Game

BAPR Plus: July 6

J.J. Cooper -

There’s been a Lastings Milledge sighting, Mat Gamel’s hitting streak continued in the year of the hitting streak and Drew Naylor is becoming a New York-Penn League star. Triple-A Adam […]