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West Coast Crunch

Aaron Fitt -

I got to thinking today about the NCAA bid situation out on the West Coast, and it occurred to me that the Pepperdine-Gonzaga series this weekend is going to be […]

College

Arias Throws No-Hitter

Chris Kline -

Dodgers lefthander Marlon Arias tossed a complete game no-hitter in high Class A Inland Empire’s 2-0 win against Bakersfield on Wednesday. Arias, who was signed by Los Angeles out of […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: May 10

J.J. Cooper -

Inland Empire’s Marlon Arias threw a no-hitter, Jared Goedert became the minors’ home run leader, and Gio Gonzalez retook the minors’ strikeout lead. Triple-A The Louisville Bats’ bats were anything […]

Minors

Cruceta Garners 50-Game Suspension

Matt Eddy -

Rangers righthander Francisco Cruceta has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Cruceta has […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Rocking Lompoc

John Manuel -

High school hitters have garnered most of the attention in California this draft season, and the best high school pitchers in the state reside north of the L.A. area, where […]

Draft

Rosenblatt Era Ending?

Aaron Fitt -

Plans for a new stadium for the College World Series in Omaha appear to be moving forward, and some people in Omaha aren’t too happy about it. Mayor Mike Fahey […]

College

Not-So Fab Five

Matt Eddy -

As minor league teams clear the 30 games played mark, five of them had failed to win even 30 percent of their games. It’s no coincidence that four of the […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

McCutchen Just Fine

Chris Kline -

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen might be struggling, but don’t tell Tigers righthander Eulogio De La Cruz that. Cruz, who struck out 20 in his last two starts–both of which were […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Catching Up With 2006 First Rounders

J.J. Cooper -

With the 2007 draft less than a month away, we figured it would be useful to take a look at how last year's first-round picks are doing now that they are a month into their first full pro seasons. It's way too early to give up on anyone from the Class of 2006 as players can take a while to adjust to pro ball, but it is clear that several pitchers, including the Giants Tim Lincecum, have quickly pulled away from the pack.

Draft | #2007#Draft Preview

BAPR Plus: May 9

J.J. Cooper -

Chris Kline highlighted the Indians’ 18-year-old shortstop Carlos Rivero as a sleeper to watch this season. Rivero got off to a slow start this season, but his bat has heated […]

Minors

Greek For “Home Run”

John Manuel -

Chatsworth (Calif.) High shortstop Mike Moustakas entered the season with high hopes. Paired with his prep teammate, third baseman Matt Dominguez, the duo was among the best pairs of high […]

Draft | #Stock Report

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported between April 30-May 4. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Recalled: 3B Brian Barden Optioned to Triple-A: LHP Dana Eveland, 3B Brian […]

Minors | #Transactions