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Business Beat: May 23

John Perrotto -Premium Content

Going back to the days when Branch Rickey built the game's first farm system for the St. Louis Cardinals, minor league teams' primary focus has been on developing players. The Slippery Rock Sliders, an expansion team in the independent Frontier League, are putting a new spin on that idea.

Minors | #2007#Business Beat

BAPR Plus: May 22

J.J. Cooper -

Brett Smith is on a pretty impressive roll for Trenton, while Jake Fox just keeps on hitting. Triple-A Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 15 games while hitting a […]

Minors

Harrison Goes Public

John Manuel -

Alan Matthews asked Devil Rays scouting director R.J. Harrison who his top three players were, and Harrison deferred. Alan asked Harrison if the trio might include consensus top prospects David […]

Draft

Bard Set For Return

Chris Kline -

Red Sox righthander Daniel Bard has been in extended spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., working on his delivery and secondary pitches before heading out to a full-season club again. […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Eight For Appleton: D-III Field Set

David Ely -

The final two spots in the NCAA Division III baseball finals were claimed Sunday by Emory (Ga.) and Eastern Connecticut State. They will join Carthage (Wis.), Chapman (Calif.), Kean (N.J.), […]

College

Three Strikes: May 21

Aaron Fitt -

Strike One: Heading To Hoover It took until the very last day of the regular season, but we finally have some answers in the Southeastern Conference. Here’s what materialized in […]

College | #Three Strikes

NAIA Field Set For Idaho

David Ely -

The stage is set for the 2007 Avista NAIA Baseball World Series, which begins Friday in Lewiston, Idaho. The double-elimination tournament runs from Friday until June 1, and features the […]

College

College Top 25: May 21

Vanderbilt held onto the No. 1 spot in Baseball America's Top 25 rankings, as it swept Louisiana State to clinch its first ever Southeastern Conference regular-season championship. The Commodores have ranked No. 1 since April 2nd.

College | #2007#Top 25

BAPR Plus: May 21

J.J. Cooper -

Jay Bruce and Darren Ford have been punishing pitchers this week, but nothing compares to the wild Lancaster-Lake Elsinore series this weekend. Triple-A Sean Smith lowered his ERA to 1.78 […]

Minors

Seven-Week Update, Pt. 3

Chris Kline -

In our final installment of our seven-week statistical update, we travel to the mound to look at leaders in essential categories’”wins included. A lot of analysts rant about how minor […]

Minors | #Daily Dish