Josh Leventhal

A Quiet Winter Meetings Is Worth Celebrating

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The Winter Meetings came and went without any sport-rattling developments in the minor leagues. No franchise relocations. No realignment. No teams folding under the weight of a recession. And while there are still plenty of developments coming baseball's way in 2012, closing out a challenging year with a drama-free week in Dallas was certainly worthy of celebration.

Minors | #2012#Business Beat

Turnover Becomes Commonplace For Doubledays

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The Auburn Doubledays are named after the man who mythically invented baseball. But even Abner Doubleday couldn't create the soap opera that has consumed the short-season New York-Penn League club. In the past 14 months, the Doubledays have changed parent clubs, managers and club presidents once each and—wait for it—general managers and assistant GMs three times.

Minors | #2012#Business Beat

Ottawa Up For Grabs?

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The Ottawa City Council has made official its interest in luring affiliated baseball back to town and government officials have said that a Double-A team has expressed interest in relocating […]

Minors | #Business Beat

California League Top 20 Prospects With Scouting Reports

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The high Class A California League had an obvious top prospect in the previous two seasons, when Buster Posey (2009) and Mike Trout (2010) ran away from the field. The battle for No. 1 honors was more competitive this year, with Visalia lefthander Tyler Skaggs, Lake Elsinore third baseman Jedd Gyorko and San Jose outfielder Gary Brown all receiving strong support. With his combination of stuff and polish, Skaggs ultimately got the nod.

Minors | #2011#League Top 20 Prospects#Rankings