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Venezuela Wins Again

Bill Mitchell -

Two truths about the 2009 Caribbean Series, being held in Mexicali, Mexico, were evident on Day Four of the annual six-game series. First, the Venezuelan team is the class of the series, and they proved it with their fourth straight win in the series, with today's victory coming against the Dominican Republic team, 3-2. The second truth is that every game in the Series is being to be competitive and hard-fought, as seen in both games but especially in the 12-inning night game won by Mexico over Puerto Rico, 5-1 in 12 innings.

Minors | #2009#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders

What Could Have Been

Jim Callis -Premium Content

If baseball were like football, requiring players to spend three years in college before turning pro, the college All-American would have a dramatically different look.

Minors | #2009#Column

More Late-Round Finds

Ben Badler -

Yesterday we looked at five players drafted in the 10th round or later—excluding draft-and-follows and signability players—who could beat the odds and become contributors at the big league level. Here […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

MLB Suspends Marlins DSL Righthander

Kary Booher -

Marlins righthander Pascual Arias, who pitched in the Dominican Summer League last season, has been slapped with a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, the Commissioner’s office […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How does Madison Bumgarner stack up against David Price? How is Jason Varitek a Type A free agent when Milton Bradley is only a Type B? Why have the Braves had success finding catchers?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Jan. 24 to 30. The previous installment is available here. Baltimore Orioles Removed from 40-man roster: 1B Oscar Salazar While the […]

Minors | #Transactions