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Barton Gone

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Brian Barton to the Cardinals; the Twins pass, first team to do so, followed by the Dodgers. The Blue Jays took Randy Wells from the Cubs organization, the first player […]

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Nationals Take Whitney

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Matt Whitney to the Nats, and the Astros take Wes Wright from the Dodgers, a lefthander. The picks are coming fast and furious, too fast for commentary right now, but […]

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Bierd Third

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Randor Bierd goes third to the Orioles; lefty Jose Capellan goes to the Giants next. We’ve written up Bierd; Capellan is a young lefty with a bad body but decent […]

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Rule 5 On

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The first pick goes to the Rays taking righthander Tim Lahey from the Twins. He’s a converted catcher from Princeton who throws 90-92 mph with a slider. The Twins also […]

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Rule 5 Blog Coming Soon

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Well, this is far from the ideal setup. The Rule 5 draft is being held in the Presidential Ballroom here at the Opryland Hotel, and as we found out at […]

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Hiatt Retires

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The Giants announced the retirement of farm director Jack Hiatt, promoting minor league field coordinator Fred Stanley to the post. Hiatt, 65, has spent 46 years in the game, the […]

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Team USA Roster Set

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USA Baseball finally unveiled its professional national team roster Wednesday, a team that will play first in the Arizona Fall League and then represent the U.S. in the 2007 World […]

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Tintor Suspended

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The Twins had a second prospect suspended this year for violating MLB’s drug of abuse program. Outfielder Eli Tintor was suspended Monday, effective for the first 50 games of the […]

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