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Now’s The Time

Kary Booher -Premium Content

He has yo-yoed back and forth from the majors the past three seasons, his itinerary perhaps crazy to any easy-going 8-to-5'er but all too common within the framework of baseball. Kendry Morales understands the methodical drill all so well: Toil at Triple-A Salt Lake and, when summoned by the Angels, catch a last-minute, Los Angeles-bound flight and spot up when called upon before heeding orders to return to the farm.

Minors | #2009#Prospect Pulse

Winter Notes: Puerto Rican League

Kary Booher -

As mentioned, the Puerto Rican League was full of more veterans than prospects in its return, but it still had plenty of storylines.. Consider: IAN KENNEDY, RHP, YANKEES Kennedy had […]


The 32nd Team

Jim Callis -

Starting in 2003, it has been an annual tradition to present what we like to call The 31st Team, a collection of all the scouting reports that are written for but don't quite make it into the Prospect Handbook. This year, as a premium for those who bought the Handbook directly from us, we included a No. 31 prospect to accompany the Top 30 lists we put together for every team. But we still have more bonus material to offer. There are 17 extra reports that didn't make it into the Handbook or the premium, so we present the first edition of . . . The 32nd Team.

Minors | #2009#Column

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Jan. 17 to 23. The previous installment is available here. Atlanta Braves Signed: C Alvin Colina Baltimore Orioles Traded: RHP Randor […]

Minors | #Transactions

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Where would the No. 30 prospect in the best farm system rank in the worst system? What might Matt Harrington have accomplished had he signed out of high school? If the Nationals take Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 overall pick, who will have better frontline pitching—them or the Orioles?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Rangers Lose Hurley For ’09

Kary Booher -

The Rangers’ 2009 season is already starting to look eerily similar to that of 2008. Eric Hurley, a righthander that Texas eyed for a starting rotation slot, is likely to […]


Tough Times For Everyone

Josh Leventhal -

Standing 6-foot-10, sporting a Jackie Moon hairstyle and a Keith Hernandez mustache, Steve Palazzolo doesn't look like a lot of minor leaguers. However the Giants farmhand finds himself in the same boat as many minor leaguers this offseason, as Palazzolo tries to stretch his meager season's salary over a full year during an economic downturn.

Minors | #2009#Business Beat