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Upton Called Up

John Manuel -

Remember all those Ken Griffey comparisons scouts put on Justin Upton prior to the 2005 draft? Like Griffey, Upton plays the outfield, and like Griffey, he went No. 1 overall […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: August 2

J.J. Cooper -

Jeff Samardzija is surprisingly moving up to Double-A while Joba Chamberlain found himself back down in Double-A. But don’t worry Yankees fans, Chamberlain’s move was only part of a roster […]

Minors

Entering The Race

Josh Leventhal -

This news hardly comes as a surprise, but Pat O’Conner has officially joined the race to become the next Minor League Baseball president. O’Conner, who has served as outgoing president […]

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Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between July 21-27. Last week’™s transactions available here. Or visit the transactions archive. Draft picks are presented alphabetically by position here, but to […]

Minors | #Transactions

BAPR Plus: August 1

J.J. Cooper -

You get to read about great pitching performances in BAPR Plus everyday, but today one of the main stories is the struggles of two first-round pitchers from the 2006 draft. […]

Minors

Death Of Coolbaugh Stuns Baseball Community

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Mike Coolbaugh's shocking death prompts us to remember the hundreds of players and coaches who are making a career of baseball with little chance of riches or glory. We love prospects, but it's Coolbaugh and the people like him who form the essence of the minor leagues.

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BAPR Plus: July 31

J.J. Cooper -

If like me you remember Reggie Jackson as a Yankee and Nolan Ryan as an Astro than you probably share my disbelief at seeing guys born in 1990 succeeding in […]

Minors

Stroke Sidelines Butler

J.J. Cooper -

Mobile manager Brett Butler is said to be resting comfortably as he recovers from a mild stroke he suffered Friday night. The former 17-year major leaguer and cancer survivor is […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: July 30

J.J. Cooper -

Joba Chamberlain is headed to the Scranton bullpen in a tuneup for a callup to the big leagues. Edinson Volquez keeps winning and walking guys in Triple-A and there were […]

Minors

Sunday Quick Hits

Chris Kline -

Marlins’™ righthander Chris Volstad was expected to make his Double-A debut Sunday, after going 8-9, 4.50 in 126 innings at high Class A Jupiter. Volstad, Florida’™s first-round pick in 2005 […]

Minors | #Daily Dish