Matt Eddy

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

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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

Braves Land Vazquez

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The White Sox finally dealt righthander Javier Vazquez and lefty reliever Boone Logan to the Braves for a package of four prospects: catcher Tyler Flowers, shortstop Brent Lillibridge, third baseman Jon Gilmore and lefthander Santos Rodriguez.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central