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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

Storm Clouds On The Horizon

Will Lingo -Premium Content

In spite of the Las Vegas locale, the mood at this year's Winter Meetings was not one of celebration. And as 2009 gets under way, minor league baseball (and the entire baseball industry, for that matter), is looking ahead with a wary eye.

Minors | #2009#Column

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Jan. 13 to 16. The previous installment is available here. Atlanta Braves Removed from 40-man roster: LHP Francisley Bueno A native […]

Minors | #Transactions

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who's better, Elvis Andrus or Alcides Escobar? Does the Dodgers' Ivan DeJesus Jr. profile better at shortstop or second base? How rare is it for a college player drafted in the first 15 picks to start his first full pro season in low Class A or below?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Dominican Winter Spotlight

Kary Booher -

Sift through the pile of stats coming out of the Dominican League, and it’s almost too good to be true. Pablo Ozuna, a 34-year-old third baseman, must have found the […]