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Prospect Q&A: Brian Barton

Chris Kline -

Coming into last season, Brian Barton was an unknown commodity. Every club passed on Barton in 2004, figuring the brilliant student with an aerospace engineering degree wasn't committed to the game and would eventually go to work for Boeing—a company he once interned for.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Q&A

Brewers Triple-A Dish

Matt Eddy -

The Brewers are one of four organizations to station its top two prospects at Triple-A to begin the season. Milwaukee’s duo of Ryan Braun, 23, and Yovani Gallardo, 21, though, […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

BAPR Plus: April 25

J.J. Cooper -

Joey Votto is finally heating up, former power pitcher Rick Ankiel is showing he has significant power at the plate as well and the Augusta GreenJackets continue to be baseball’s […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’s installment considers transactions made between April 14-20. Last week’s transactions available here. Arizona Diamondbacks Placed on temporarily inactive list: OF Dave Krynzel Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Dustin Nippert, […]

Minors | #Transactions

Teagarden’s Season On Hold

Chris Kline -

Rangers catcher Taylor Teagarden’™s fast start to 2007 hit a speedbump yesterday when he went on the disabled list with elbow soreness. Teagarden, who was hitting .324/.511/.588 with a pair […]

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Baseball Again Reacts In Hard Times

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Is it really a surprise that when it came to honoring the memory of the people who were killed in the Virginia Tech massacre, baseball got it right? While football has undoubtedly become more popular than baseball as television programming, baseball still serves as an expression of national consciousness better than any other sport.

Minors | #2007#Column

Business Beat: May 4

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

Randy Newsom's funky, submarine delivery is enough to make him unusual, but something else he does on the side makes the Indians prospect truly stand out among his fellow minor leaguers. Newsom, a righthanded reliever for high Class A Kinston, is one of three industrious minor leaguers who work together in a business that humbly began during a Carolina League rain delay in 2005.

Minors | #2007#Business Beat

Monitoring Lewis

Chris Kline -

Indians lefthander Scott Lewis was rocked around at Double-A Erie on Monday, giving up five extra-base hits’”including a first-inning, three-run home run to Sea Wolves second baseman Michael Hollimon’”in just […]

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BAPR Plus: April 24

J.J. Cooper -

It was a typically busy Monday around the minors as we say good-bye to Philip Hughes, watch Ryan Braun continue to crush the ball and find West Michigan protesting their […]

Minors

Prepare For Takeoff

Jim Callis -

The Phil Hughes era is about to begin. After getting swept by the archrival Red Sox over the weekend and watching rookie starters Jeff Karstens (4.1 IP, 7 R) and […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: April 23

J.J. Cooper -

Augusta keeps winning, Jeff Larish drove in six runs and the Red Sox continue to have plenty of reasons to wish they had never ended up in Lancaster. Triple-A Mike […]

Minors

Crowe Learning To Fly

Chris Kline -

READING, Pa.–It’™s been a struggle for Trevor Crowe in his first full season in the Eastern League. Though he spent a small chunk of time trying to learn second base […]

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Highs & Lows: April 22

Chris Kline -

TRIPLE-A HIGHS: Tigers righthander Virgil Vasquez was brilliant in Toledo’™s 10-2 rout of Durham, punching out 10 over six shutout innings. Vasquez allowed just four hits and walked one . […]

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