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Positive First Impression

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The Phillies had been saying all spring that they expected third baseman Mike Costanzo to have a breakout year at Double-A Reading this year. Let’s just say the 23-year-old didn’t […]

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Let It Snow?

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Snow and frigid temperatures postponed several games across the east coast on Opening Day, and Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A Portland have already cancelled their scheduled doubleheaders today. The Sea Dogs […]

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BAPR Plus: April 6

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On Opening night, many players must have wondered why they had to leave Florida and Arizona. Nine games were postponed because of weather, while the teams that played in the […]

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Business Beat: April 5

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

The spring marks the culmination of a busy season for equipment manufacturers and salesmen. After spending the fall and winter lining up contracts for everything ranging from gloves and bats to spikes and hats, promotions and marketing representatives hit the Grapefruit and Cactus league trails toting bags of goodies big enough to put Santa Claus to shame.

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BAPR Plus: Cincinnati Reds

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As the season begins, we’re just about done with our looks at how the prospects did during spring training. In the case of the Reds, there was one big surprise, […]

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More Bad News For Pirates

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Pirates righthander Brad Lincoln was lost for the season after having Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Lincoln, the fourth overall pick in 2006, pitched just 24 innings between the Rookie-level […]

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BAPR Plus: San Fancisco Giants

Adam Foster -

With the days of TINSTAAGHP (There Is No Such Thing As A Giants Hitting Prospect) perhaps on the verge of extinction–if Kevin Frandsen, Fred Lewis and Nate Schierholtz can’t quiet […]

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BAPR Plus: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Arizona already has seen what young talents Stephen Drew, Conor Jackson, and Carlos Quentin can contribute to the club’s future. Prospects Chris Young, Alberto Callaspo, Miguel Montero, Micah Owings, Dustin […]

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BAPR Plus: Colorado Rockies

Adam Foster -

With a minor league system that’s loaded with players who are ready to make a big league impact, it should come as no surprise that Colorado gave quite a few […]

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