John Manuel

Pirates Hire BA’s Kline

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For the second time this offseason, a major league organization has hired a member of the Baseball America editorial staff to fill a position on its scouting staff. The Pittsburgh […]

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Akins To Be

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Baseball America has told Nick Akins’ story once before, and it’s a story that keeps developing. Akins did not play in 2006, yet was the Dodgers’ 13th-round pick that year […]

Draft

Fur Doesn’t Fly In Philly

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PHILADELPHIA–Aaron Fitt, Nathan Rode and I have come to the American Baseball Coaches Association convention this year, and Aaron and I went to the Division I coaches meeting last night, […]

College

Double-A Phase A Dud

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The whole Rule 5 draft doesn’t do it for a lot of the writers here; obviously we get excited about it while realizing it’s not a huge deal. But the […]

Minors

Triple-A Phase Complete

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Thirty-six players picked; the Double-A phase has begun. I’m going to keep my ears open for intersting names but frankly the biggest names I heard late in the Triple-A phase […]

Minors

Some Triple-A Phase Picks

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Shortstop Smelin Perez goes to the Marlins (from the Pirates), while the Reds take Juan Apodaca from the Dodgers system. RHP Santo Luis of the Astros goes to the White […]

Minors

Triple-A Phase Set To Begin

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Here comes the minor league phase, Triple-A phase first. Rays select Rashad Eldridge, outfielder, from the Twins system. Then the Pirates take righthander Josh Hill, from — surprise! — the […]

Minors

Nationals Take Another Turn

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Everyone passing in the second round but the Nationals go again, taking Garrett Guzman from the Twins. Wow, the Twins are losing some guys. Guzman’s another guy from Chris’ preview. […]

Minors

Mariners Go With Dickey

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The Twins lose another player, but it’s Triple-A veteran R.A. Dickey; the Mariners took him. The Mets then took Rockies closer prospect Steven Register from the Rockies. Mike Gardner, who […]

Minors