Reds Spend Big For 16-Year-Old Dominican
The Reds gave 16-year-old outfielder Juan Duran a $2 million signing bonus, a team record for an international signing bonus. The signing came as a surprise to many teams that thought he would not be eligible to sign until the beginning of the July 2, 2008 international signing period.
Porcello Impressive, Maybin Leaves Game With Sore Hamstring
Marlins outfielder Cameron Maybin left today’s spring training game against the Nationals early after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. Maybin said the move was a precautionary one. Maybin reached [...]
Rays Use Technicality To Get Around PED Suspension For Houser
Lefthander James Houser, the No. 18 prospect in the Rays’ system, served 25 games of a 50-game suspension last year after testing positive for amphetamines. It now appears that Houser, [...]
Missouri Ace In The Crow Nest
When Missouri righthander Aaron Crow touched 98 mph with his fastball in the Cape Cod League this summer, it wasn't something his college coach had forecasted for him earlier in his career.
World Baseball Classic Invitations Finalized For 2009 Tournament
World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced that the teams invited to participate in the 2009 World Baseball Classic will be the same 16 teams from the inaugural 2006 tournament. Australia, Canada, [...]
Winter Wonders: Bonifacio Wins POY
Ben Badler's Prospects Pulse wraps up the winter ball season with our Winter Player of the Year and a cautionary note about a top prospect's winter workload.
From The Top: Measuring Which Farm Systems Are Closest To The Majors
In any setting that requires calculated predictions—the financial market, weather forecasting or a poker game, for example—decisions have to be made using the information at hand. The more information available [...]
Keeping Their Cool
Kentucky tries to find advantages to make up for their tougher weather.
Rangers Add Broussard From Mariners
The Mariners traded first baseman Ben Broussard to the Rangers in exchange for Triple-A second baseman Tug Hulett in a Dec. 12 trade.