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AFL Scout’s View: James Simmons

Chris Kline -Premium Content

The Athletics' 2007 first-round pick James Simmons was UC Riverside's ace since his freshman season in 2005, and wore that tag until this spring when Oakland took him 26th overall. We caught up with a veteran National League scout to provide us with a breakdown of Simmons, who could move extremely fast if he remains in the bullpen.

Minors | #2007#Scout's View

Pepperdine Remains Calm Under Fire

Aaron Fitt -

As wildfires have spread through Southern California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and destroying millions of dollars worth of property, Pepperdine’s emergency response has been […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between Oct. 16-19. Last week’s transactions available here. Atlanta Braves Reinstated from inactive list: RHP Gonzalo Lopez Baltimore Orioles Outrighted off 40-man roster: […]

Minors | #Transactions

Rookie Heights

Matt Eddy -

A long list of the game’s brightest young stars—including Justin Verlander, Ryan Howard, Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Zimmerman, Scott Kazmir, Jonathan Papelbon, Matt Cain, Prince Fielder and Russell Martin—made both 2005 […]


Ask BA

Jim Callis -

What are some trade offers the Twins might accept for Johan Santana? How good are Orioles third baseman Scott Moore and Giants outfield prospect John Bowker?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA