Matt Eddy

Toronto Snares Rasmus In Three-Team, 11-Player Deal

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The White Sox and Blue Jays completed a two-for-two trade that served as a prelude to a larger, 11-player, three-team deal that also involved the Cardinals. When the dust settled, righthander Edwin Jackson was a Cardinal, center fielder Colby Rasmus was a Blue Jay and prospect righthander Zach Stewart was a White Sock.

Majors | #2011#Trade Central

Scouting Reports Become Reality For D-Backs’ Corbin

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In an effort representative of his season thus far, Diamondbacks lefthander Pat Corbin attacked the strike zone with vigor in yesterday's Southern League all-star game. The 21-year-old Mobile BayBear delivered a perfect third inning for the Southern Division. But in Corbin's case, the journey from unknown amateur to Double-A all-star is almost more interesting than his ultimate destination.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin

Signing College Pitchers To MLB Deals Yields Mixed Results

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The 2001 draft brought baseball a significant amount of talent, but it also signaled a sea change in the industry. Less wary of hard-line agents and their demands, teams again began drafting the top players, regardless of bonus demands. College pitchers have benefited the most. Now, the upper echelon of each draft class often secure big league deals, a practice that traces its roots to two pitchers from the class of 2001.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Pulse

Indians, Padres Boast Breakout Shortstop Prospects

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In this Prospect Bulletin, we look to the upper level of the minors to find shortstops who may factor in the big leagues this season or next. The search begins with the top offensive performers at Triple-A and Double-A, and in both cases we find a 2008 draft pick who has changed something fundamental about his game this season.

Minors | #2011#Prospect Bulletin