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Opening Days Are Always Special

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Opening Day is something special throughout baseball, and it's particularly interesting in the minor leagues, where it's a sprawling mass of games from coast to coast. Everyone gets jazzed for Opening Day, but for minor league general managers it's like a hammer that looms over them throughout the offseason. Particularly for the leaders of new franchises, there's a never-ending push to get things done before the first pitch is thrown out.

Minors | #2008#Column

Young Ones

Chris Solari -Premium Content

Clayton McCullough, at 28 years old, is one of the youngest managers in baseball. Fittingly, the Blue Jays handed McCullough the youngest roster in the Midwest League for his first full-season managerial job. It also happens to be one of the league's most talented, boasting nine of Toronto's top 30 prospects and eight of the team's top 12 picks from the 2007 draft.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Triunfel Expected Back Soon

Ben Badler -

Mariners shortstop Carlos Triunfel hasn’t played since April 7, but Mariners farm director Greg Hunter said Triunfel should be back in the high Class A High Desert lineup within the […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

College Midseason Update

Aaron Fitt -Premium Content

The uniform start date limits the regular season to 13 weeks, but if you factor in a week for conference tournaments, a week for regionals and a week for super-regionals, we're halfway to Omaha with eight weeks in the books. It's a perfect time to look at some of the top performers and storylines of the first half.

College | #2008#On Campus

Tupelo’s Time

Tupelo (Miss.) takes over the top spot as American Heritage fell to Palm Beach Central. James River (Midlothian, Va.) took the biggest hit, falling out of the Top 25 from No. 14. The Rapids were beat by Midlothian rival Cosby High, who was No. 36 in the preseason. Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) vaulted into the rankings after tearing through the Southeastern Baseball Classic in South Carolina and beating St. John's High (Washington, D.C.) on the road.

High School | #2008#Team Rankings

Three Strikes: April 14

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Make That Strike Three, Times 23 San Diego State sophomore righthander Stephen Strasburg struck out 23 batters in a complete-game one-hitter Friday against Utah. It’s hard to decide […]

College | #Three Strikes

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between April 5 and 11. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Released: OF Dave Krynzel Traded: OF Daniel Perales to […]

Minors | #Transactions