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Bierd Third

John Manuel -

Randor Bierd goes third to the Orioles; lefty Jose Capellan goes to the Giants next. We’ve written up Bierd; Capellan is a young lefty with a bad body but decent […]

Minors

Rule 5 On

John Manuel -

The first pick goes to the Rays taking righthander Tim Lahey from the Twins. He’s a converted catcher from Princeton who throws 90-92 mph with a slider. The Twins also […]

Minors

Rule 5 Blog Coming Soon

John Manuel -

Well, this is far from the ideal setup. The Rule 5 draft is being held in the Presidential Ballroom here at the Opryland Hotel, and as we found out at […]

Minors

Rule 5 Eve Rundown

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–Word on the street in Music City in advance of Thursday’s Rule 5 draft came fast and furious late Wednesday night. According to several sources, the Padres are planning on […]

Minors

Astros’ James Has Surgery

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–Astros righthander Brad James will undergo surgery next week to have a screw inserted in his fractured right foot. James will be in a boot for six weeks, and is […]

Minors

Barton Rumors, Part Deux

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–Earlier today, Indians outfielder Brian Barton was the odds-on favorite to go No. 1 in the Rule 5 draft Thursday. But hold the phone. One source close to the Rays […]

Minors

Reaction to Cabrera Deal

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–OK, so this is a little different than reading about the deal in ‘Trade Central,’ which the specifics of the Miguel Cabrera blockbuster deal will no doubt be broken down […]

Minors

Barton Rumors Swirl

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–After dealing outfielders Elijah Dukes, Delmon Young and Jason Pridie over the past two weeks, the Rays find themselves in a situation that seemed unthinkable in recent years: the need […]

Minors

Rule 5 Update, Part One

Chris Kline -

NASHVILLE–We just arrived in Nashville, and it’s time to catch up on the buzz surrounding Thursday’s Rule 5 draft here in Music City. Padres righthander Paul Abraham was the latest […]

Minors | #Postseason

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Nov. 22 and 30. Last week’s transactions are available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Signed: SS Don Kelly Atlanta Braves Signed: LHP […]

Minors | #Transactions