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It’s Official

Josh Leventhal -

The Mariners are coming to Pulaski, bringing the number of teams in the Appalachian League back to 10—a move that will be a big financial relief to the City of […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Santos Hopes To Regroup

Chris Kline -Premium Content

Blue Jays infielder Sergio Santos took a step back in his career in 2007. But the move back to Double-A after two seasons at the Triple-A level turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Diamondbacks' 2002 first round draft choice.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

Though it may be the smallest transactions window ever, Dec. 12-14, plenty of moves were made. Last week’s transactions available here.  Baltimore Orioles Signed: RHP Cory Doyne, RHP Roberto Novoa […]

Minors | #Transactions

Julio Gonzalez Suspended For PEDs

Ben Badler -

Julio Gonzalez, a second baseman in the Rangers’ farm system, has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Gonzalez, who is […]

Minors

MLB Non-Tender Free Agents

Matt Eddy -

With the passing of Wednesday’s deadline for clubs to tender 2008 contracts to pre-free agency players, some notable names were cut loose. Heading the list, from a BA perspective anyway, […]

Minors | #Transactions

The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Last call for your Mitchell Report Drafts. Is there a consensus No. 1? Obviously the Met’s clubbie list is the biggest gossip to make headlines since the D.C. Madam went […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Changing The Game

Chris Kline -

Baseball's dirty little secret is no longer a secret, exposed through the 409 pages of the Mitchell Report, which spells out the significant impact performance enhancing drugs have had on the game. But once you get past the 88 names in the report, the ones that will generate all of the headlines, the hope is that the report will change the culture of the game.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers all transactions reported by MLB between Dec. 1 and Dec. 11. Last week’s transactions are available here. You can view the Rule 5 draft results elsewhere […]

Minors | #Transactions

The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Stories making headlines around baseball. • A real hard-hitting item here: Roughly 30 years after retiring from the Royals, pitcher Mark Littell is back on the diamond hawking a better […]

Minors | #Business Beat

New Ownership Seeks New Park In Harrisburg

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

Ownership and front-office work has little, if anything to do with the on-field success or failures of a minor league baseball team. So it's only coincidence that on the heels of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Harrisburg Senators have gone through sweeping changes at the top.

Minors | #2007#Business Beat

Prospect Diary: Randy Newsom

Randy Newsom -

Indians reliever Randy Newsom has gone through a busy year. After helping Double-A Akron to the Eastern League championship series, Newsom headed west to the Arizona Fall League. There, Newsom again helped his club, the Surprise Rafters, to the championship game against Phoenix. After that league ended, Newsom headed south of the border to play for Mexicali. He updates us on life in Mexico as a stranger in an unfamiliar land.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Diary

The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

Business stories making headlines around baseball. • A few stories on the Fenway Sports Group’s purchase of the Salem Avalanche, which I think we were the first to report here. […]

Minors | #Business Beat