Baseball Losing Some Great Ambassadors
Slowly but surely, baseball is losing its ties to the old era of the minor leagues. Bill Cutler, the longest-serving president in the history of the Pacific Coast League, died March 24 at the age of 92 at his home in Mesa, Ariz.
Fixing The Minors Feature Reminds That Game’s In Good Shape
We're always dreaming up ways we think we could make things better, or thinking about how much happier life would be if we were in charge, so our 10 ideas to improve the minors was a fun feature to put together and led to a lot of discussion in the office. What it also highlighted, however, was that the minor leagues are in pretty darn good shape.
March Is A Great Time For Baseball
The roughly four weeks bridging February and March, when football officially goes away for awhile and baseball starts to emerge from hibernation is truly a great time. And here are a few of the reasons why:
After Stable Stretch, Minor Leagues Facing Shakeup
After so much stability in the world of minor league baseball, it's nice to see things shaken up for a change. Within a couple of weeks in February, news came out that minor league teams could be moving to Wilmington, N.C., Ottawa, Ont.; and Winchester, Va.
2012 America East Conference Preview
Stony Brook is the pick to succeed in 2012.
2012 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
We pick Marist to lead the MAAC this year.
2012 Ivy League Preview
Princeton is the favorite in the Ivy League this year.
2012 Atlantic-10 Conference Preview
Charlotte is the favorite in the Atlantic-10 conference.
2012 Big East Preview
We preview the Big East where Louisville is favored to win the conference title.
Prospect Handbook Change Makes The Grade
Baseball America Grades are one of the most significant changes to the Prospect Handbook since it debuted in 2001. We make changes to the book every year, from the modest, such as changing the statistical categories we list, to the more significant, such as adding minor league depth charts.
2012 Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects Chat With Will Lingo
Will Lingo answered Orioles questions on Jan. 9.
2012 Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects With Scouting Reports
Dylan Bundy leads off our Orioles' Top 10.
2012 Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Reports
We rank the top prospects in Baltimore's system led by Dylan Bundy, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop.
Initial CBA Reaction Was Overheated
Nov. 22, 2011, will be remembered as a great day in baseball history. On that day Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced a five-year renewal of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, assuring baseball of more than 20 years of continuous labor peace. You might not have known that had you followed the news on Twitter that day.
New Indy Club Needs To Own Up To Its Name
There's one simple rule to follow when picking a new mascot—don't name it after a serial killer who kills women.
Bringing Baseball Back To Ottawa Could Start Shuffle
If Ottawa can land an Eastern League club, it could start a shuffle of several teams.
MLB Picks A Great Time For Labor Peace
While other professional leagues struggle with labor pains, MLB is continuing a long era of labor peace.
Minor League General Manager Moves Are Significant Too
While minor league general manager moves don't affect as many people, they're just as important in the life of your favorite franchise. A minor league GM doesn't have anything to say about the makeup of his team's roster, but he has much more to say about your ballpark experience as a minor league fan.