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Wood Tries To Get Ahead

Ben Badler -

One of the big question marks regarding Angels top prospect Brandon Wood has been his ability to make contact frequently enough to be able to tap into his tremendous power. […]

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Cunningham Out 6-8 Weeks

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Athletics center fielder Aaron Cunningham will miss the next six to eight weeks after breaking his left wrist while sliding in a split-squad game against the Mariners on Saturday. The A’s acquired […]

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Economic Thinking

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Angels righthander Nick Adenhart didn’t turn 21 until late August last year, making him one of the youngest pitchers in Double-A last season. The quality of his fastball-slider-changeup mix accelerated […]

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Hochevar Looking Sharp

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Royals catcher John Buck said he thinks the quality of righthander Luke Hochevar’s pitches has improved since last year. "I knew he had good stuff," Buck said. "That’s obvious. That’s […]

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Bocock To Start In San Francisco?

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Baseball America correspondent Andy Baggarly reports that Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there is a "legitimate" chance that he might use Brian Bocock as his starting shortstop on Opening Day. "We’re looking […]

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Feeding Frenzy

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Great read in this morning’s USA Today on the increasing popularity of all-you-can-eat ticket packages at major league ballparks and whether teams should be concerned about such a promotion’s potential […]

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No Room For Francisco

Ben Badler -

Indians outfielder Ben Francisco looks like he’s headed back to Triple-A Buffalo to start the 2008 season, according to Baseball America correspondent Andy Call. With Grady Sizemore in center field, […]

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Patton Done For The Year

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New Orioles lefthander Troy Patton will miss the 2008 season to have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to Baseball America correspondent Roch Kubatko. "It’s […]

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Gomez Makes Fast Impression

Ben Badler -

New Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez certainly appears confident that he can be a significant contributor at the major league level this year. "Sure!" he said the other day. "They don’t […]

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Colvin Talks The Walk

Ben Badler -

Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin proved last year that he has the tools to hit for power and average as a professional. The 13th overall pick from the 2006 draft hit […]

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Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Which farm systems have the best pitching prospects? How good are the prospects whom White Sox GM Kenny Williams has traded away? If Delwyn Young could play second base, where would he rank among prospects at that position?

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Paul Picking His Spots

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Dodgers outfielder Xavier Paul told Baseball America correspondent Tony Jackson that he is making a conscious effort this spring to be more selective at the plate. "One thing they wanted […]

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Aumont Makes Big Impression

Ben Badler -

In the 2008 Prospect Handbook, Mariners righthander Phillippe Aumont is listed at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds. This year, Aumont reportedly checked into spring training at 255 pounds. “I gained a lot […]

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