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Jim Callis -

Who are the projected top five picks for the 2009 draft? If each team lost its two best prospects, who would have the best farm system? Why doesn't Pirates first baseman Steve Pearce get more love?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 9 and 15. Previous transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Federico Baez, RHP Steve Trachsel Outrighted off 40-man […]

Minors | #Transactions

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Jim Callis -

How do all the catching prospects in the NL Central compare to on or another? Which is the best No. 1-ranked system and the worst No. 30-ranked system in the last five years? What exactly is a crosschecker?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

More To The Story In Braves’ Move

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Minor league baseball's age of prosperity has meant stability for most of its franchises. When a team does move, the reasons usually aren't overwhelmingly interesting. A ballpark has gotten old or a market has become unattractive, and the team seeks greener pastures elsewhere.

Minors | #2008#Column

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Feb. 2 and 8. Last week’s transactions available here. Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Andy Mitchell Traded: LHP Erik Bedard to […]

Minors | #Transactions

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Could the Rays pass on consensus top prospect Pedro Alvarez with the No. 1 pick in the 2008 draft? How rare is it for a team to take a first baseman with a top-10 pick? Who are the top propsects who signed as nondrafted free agents?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Pirates Hire BA’s Kline

John Manuel -

For the second time this offseason, a major league organization has hired a member of the Baseball America editorial staff to fill a position on its scouting staff. The Pittsburgh […]

Minors | #Daily Dish