John Manuel

Baseball Eliminated From Olympics After 2008

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Jacques Rogge finally got what he wanted: baseball and softball out of the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee, following the lead of its president, had secret-ballot voting on all 28 sports on the Olympic program Thursday, and baseball and softball were the only two that failed to receive the majority of votes needed to stay in the Games. So the 2008 Beijing Olympics will likely be the last Games with baseball and softball for the foreseeable future.

International | #2005#International Affairs#Olympics

Indians’ McDonald Suspended For Steroids

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Eight years ago, Darnell McDonald was considered a can't-miss prospect. Now, he's a footnote in baseball's steroid spring. McDonald, a 1997 first-round pick who has played 17 games in the major leagues, was suspended 15 games for violating baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Because he's not on a 40-man roster, he was subject to the minor league testing policy (and thus a longer suspension as a first-time offender), even though he has big league experience.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin

Second Surgery For L.A.’s Miller

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In 2003, the top lefthanders in the minor leagues were Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir and a late-bloomer in the Dodgers system, 18-year-old Greg Miller. While Hamels and Kazmir had lengthy amateur resumes, Miller was a relative unknown who was throwing in the mid-80s late in his high school career. A tweak here, some better conditioning there, and Miller started pumping mid-90s lightning while throwing three other pitches for strikes.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin

2006 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

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Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league […]

Minors

2006 New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

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Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league […]

Minors

2006 Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects

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Top Ten Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Complete Index of Top 10s By John Manuel November 21, 2005 Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term […]