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Landing A Bargain?

J.J. Cooper -

When the Giants drafted Jason Jarvis in the 23rd round of June's draft, it looked like the team was taking a flier on a talented arm, but one surrounded by plenty of question marks. Two months later, the Giants may have gotten a steal.

Minors | #2008#Independent Audit

Big Moves On The Way?

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Discussion that two franchises could move from the California League to the Carolina League as soon as next season is one of the most interesting developments in the minor leagues in years.

Minors | #2008#Column

Swap Meet

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Activity at the trading deadline usually resembles the annoying cast of "The Hills." Lots of rumors, little substance. This summer was different, however. Future first-ballot Hall of Famers Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Ramirez and Pudge Rodriguez switched teams. So did a reigning Cy Young Award winner (C.C. Sabathia), one of the most devastating switch-hitters in the game (Mark Teixeira) and a pitcher whose pure stuff matches up with anyone's (Rich Harden).

Minors | #2008#Column

Three DSL Reds Earn Suspensions

Matt Eddy -

Three more young Latin American players, this time a trio of Dominican Summer League Reds, garnered suspensions for 50 games for failing tests for performance-enhancing substance.  Outfielder Cesar Colmenares, 18, […]


Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8. The previous installment is available here. The numbers in parentheses below refer to draft rounds. […]

Minors | #Transactions

Big V Staying The Course

Jim Shonerd -

GREENSBORO, N.C.—His numbers may not jump off the screen, but that doesn’t mean any of the shine has come off Angel Villalona. The top international signing from 2006 after signing […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Will Buster Posey and other first-rounders sign? Is Indians lefthander David Huff on the verge of a callup? How good is Rangers lefty Derek Holland?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA