J.J. Cooper

How Much Did Your Team Spend?

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Here’s a look at how much each team spent on the top 10 rounds of the 2009 draft. Complete draft budgets will not be available for several more weeks. (Updated […]

Draft

Top 10 Traded Prospects

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In his newest column, John Manuel consulted with pro scouts to rank the top 10 prospects who were traded in the past month. Subscribers can read the complete analysis , […]

Minors

Mulligan Is A Thriller For Cardinals

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Casey Mulligan has been a pleasant surprise for the Cardinals. He’s a former catcher who has turned into an interesting prospect as a reliever. He’s 3-1, 1.13 with 70 strikeouts […]

Minors

Try, Try Again

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Isaac Hess will pick up his glove and head to the mound for the Victoria Seals, just as he has 11 times before. It's everything that had gone on since his last start that may make everything feel a little different.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit

Nice Move

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As a former big league manager with the Indians, San Angelo skipper Doc Edwards has a pretty good idea of what kind of player he's looking for when he heads to a tryout camp. But he can't take credit for finding Bryan Frichter.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit

Their Last, Best Chance

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When the final pick of the 50th round of the draft has been called out and more than 1,500 players have been selected, there are still hundreds of players left disappointed. Last year Mike LaLuna was one of them. The shortstop at New York Tech headed into his senior season knowing that he needed to build on a .317/.377/.427 junior season. Instead he slumped to .268/.360/.411 as a senior and watched whatever hopes he had of being drafted disappear.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit