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Blue Jays Return To Their Roots

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Under new general manager Alex Anthopoulos, everything old is bold again in Toronto. Given the job of turning around a franchise that has found it impossible to keep up with the free-spending Yankees and Red Sox, the new Blue Jays general manager is emphasizing scouting and player development in an attempt to remake the franchise.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Pulse

Rule 5 Draft, Pick By Pick

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RULE 5 DRAFT ROUND ONE Pick Selecting Team Player Original Team The Skinny No. 1 *Yankees Jamie Hoffmann, of Dodgers Physical grinder with big league experience could stick as extra […]


Independent League Top Prospects

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For the fourth year, we present our survey of the top talent in the independent leagues. After talking to scouts and independent league commissioners and managers, here is the list of unsigned independent leaguers who may deserve a first or second chance at affiliated ball.

Minors | #2009#Independent Audit