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Giants’ Kieschnick Tweaks Stance

Kary Booher -

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — This time last year, Giants outfielder Roger Kieschnick thought he had it pretty good, what with a plush spot in the Texas Tech lineup and fairly smooth, […]

Minors

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Could Bryce Harper use a GED to enter the 2010 draft? Could Josh Lindblom really crack the Dodgers rotation less than a year after being drafted as a reliever? Where would Angels shortstop Brandon Wood rank on the Top 100 Prospects list if he were eligible?

Minors | #2009#Ask BA

Dodgers’ Russell Smooths Swing

Kary Booher -

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The long days at the ballpark on the backfields of Camelback Ranch actually are pretty nice, to Kyle Russell anyway. The morning stretching, the fielding drills, batting […]

Minors

Beckham Headed To Birmingham

Kary Booher -

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The traditional model of handling first-round picks entering their first full seasons typically begins with an assignment in Class A, a nice and necessary feeder before prospects […]

Minors

Melville Patiently Waiting

Kary Booher -

SURPRISE, Ariz. — You’d think that Tim Melville would just be ho-hum about his first spring training in Royals camp, that he would just go about his business quietly, do […]

Minors

Royals Notebook: Hayenga Almost Ready

Kary Booher -

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Who’d ever thought that talking about landing correctly on your lead toe or eliminating the bouncing hands ahead of your delivery would be all that exciting? Seriously, […]

Minors

Bye-Bye Boom

Will Lingo -Premium Content

The minor leagues will welcome seven new ballparks this season, which would seem to be the continuation of a 25-year trend that has resulted in more than 120 new baseball stadiums across this great land of ours. In reality, though, this is what people who follow the stock market refer to as a "dead cat bounce," where a decline is followed by a temporary recovery, but the long-term downward trend remains in place.

Minors | #2009#Column

Looking Into The Crystal Ball

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Four years ago, the Rays were coming off a 70-91 season that represented the best performance in the franchise's dismal seven-year history. Who could have predicted that Tampa Bay would rocket into respectability in 2008? Me, that's who.

Minors | #2009#Column

Big Disagreement

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Stephen Strasburg entered the year as the hands-down No. 1 prospect for the 2009 draft, so there was no way for him to improve his stock. Though he can't go any higher in the draft, scouts are more bullish on him than ever. But not everyone is so bullish on Strasburg.

Minors | #2009#Column