John Manuel

Niemann At His Best

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Jeff Niemann’s 2007 season can be viewed two ways. The half-full approach holds that Niemann entered the season with 108 career innings as a pro and had a successful year […]

Minors | #Postseason

Race For The Bottom

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While watching pennant races is fun, try watching the race to the bottom of the standings–and thus the race to the top of the 2008 draft. That race is getting […]

Draft

Cubs’ Taylor Suspended

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Cubs righthander Scott Taylor, a fifth-round pick in 2005 out of a Virginia high school, was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse, violating MLB’s drug […]

Minors

Well-Suited Volunteer

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Georgia Tech hired a new volunteer assistant coach, one who probably is comfortable enough financially to work as the volunteer. That would be Matt White, and not the one who […]

College

Brewers’ Jeffress Suspended

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The Brewers’ top three prospects entering the year were Yovani Gallardo–check–Ryan Braun–check–and Will Inman, since traded to the Padres. No. 4 was Jeremy Jeffress, the flamethrowing prep righthander whom the […]

Minors

Kennedy Joins Joba

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Peter Abraham’s fine LoHud Yankees Blog reports (as I’m sure others do) that Ian Kennedy will join Joba Chamberlain on the Yankees pitching staff. He’ll start Saturday, taking Mike Mussina’s […]

Minors | #Daily Dish