Matt Eddy

Gwynn Comes Home

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They Padres sent Jody Gerut, the club's primary center fielder, to the Brewers for center fielder Tony Gwynn Jr., a San Diego State product and the son of the franchise icon.

Majors | #2009#Trade Central

Book Review: The Complete Game

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Few pitchers have been afforded the opportunity to start Game Seven of the World Series. Fewer have capped a successful playing career with an Emmy-winning turn as a broadcaster. Still fewer have offered such an insightful take on the game from the pitcher's perspective as Ron Darling has in his book "The Complete Game."

Majors | #2009#Book Guide

Rarified Air

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

Pitching in high Class A High Desert is never easy, what with the high elevation and the strong wind. But under the guidance of pitching coach Jaime Navarro, the Mariners' most valuable young arms are in good hands.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Bulletin

Dodgers Deal Young

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The Dodgers dealt outfielder Delwyn Young, who began the season on the disabled list and who also is out of options, to the Pirates for two players to be named or cash considerations.

Majors | #2009#Trade Central

Price vs. Wieters

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We caught up with uber-prospects David Price and Matt Wieters before their first minor league confrontation to ask them their thoughts on the game and other assorted tidbits.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Q&A

D’backs Keep Skelton

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The Diamondbacks swung a trade to retain the rights to big league Rule 5 pick James Skelton, a 23-year-old catcher, sending righthander Brooks Brown, a supplemental first-round pick in 2006, to the Tigers.

Majors | #2009#Trade Central

Identifying Low-Cost Talent

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

You can't build something from nothing, we're warned. But with the aid of a concerted pro scouting effort and a healthy dose of performance analysis, major league organizations can come close. We explore the ways in which clubs use the two disciplines to their advantage when scouring the low-cost minor league marketplace for talent.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Pulse