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Rule 5 Picks To Click—Updated!

Matt Eddy -

The Rule 5 Class of 2007 gave us the comeback-player-of-the-millennium in Josh Hamilton and the rapid ascendancy of Joakim Soria from the Mexican League to Royals’ closer. Righthander Kevin Cameron […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Hello Springdale

Alan Eskew -Premium Content

Wichita will no longer be stomping grounds for Royals farmhands. Springdale, Ark., which in July 2006 passed a referendum by 13 votes to fund a minor league stadium, will be the new home of the Royals' Double-A affiliate, which will call itself the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Double-A


Josh Leventhal -

Naomi Silver hardly thinks of Batavia as a reclamation project. The Rochester Red Wings chief operating officer instead views her team's new relationship with the Muckdogs, their neighbor in upstate New York, as an investment that will prove profitable for two of minor league baseball's most venerable teams.

Minors | #2008#Business Beat

Keep On Changing

Will Lingo -Premium Content

A couple of features in this year's Minor League Preview really highlight, at least to me, how much the minor leagues have changed over the last decade and a half.

Minors | #2008#Column

Building A Winner

Josh Leventhal -Premium Content

Kurt Landes can't wait to see the IronPigs hit a home run. The general manager of the International League's newest franchise, which makes its home debut on April 11 in Lehigh Valley, was not so anxious about the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate putting runs on the board, but rather how the scoreboard will respond to the team scoring runs. One of the many over-the-top amenities at Coca-Cola Park is a nine-story tall scoreboard in left-center field with a giant neon Coke bottle hanging from its top.

Minors | #2008#Season Preview

Ahead Of His Time

Adam Rubin -Premium Content

As Fernando Martinez lined baseballs to the opposite field and tossed rifle throws from right field to third base and home plate during a spring-training tryout in 2005, the Dominican teenager sensed the Mets would be the organization that ultimately would sign him.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who is Javier Solano? Would Reds outfielder Juan Duran have cracked the Top 100 Prospects list had he signed earlier? Can the A's pluck a standout third baseman with the No. 12 pick in the draft?

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

Reds Option Bailey To Triple-A

Ben Badler -

Homer Bailey is heading back to Triple-A. The Reds optioned the 21-year-old righthander to Louisville after Bailey’s command issues continued in spring training. "It wasn’t wildness, as much as it […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Mathieson Working His Way Back

Ben Badler -

Toward the end of the 2006 season, it seemed unlikely that Phillies righthander Scott Mathieson would still be eligible for the 2008 Prospect Handbook. Mathieson had just cruised through Double-A and Triple-A, striking […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Red Sox Nation in an Uproar

Josh Leventhal -

Baseball America editor in chief John Manuel arrived in the newsroom on Tuesday morning slightly irked that his pre-dawn wake-up call to the Red Sox Opening Day tilt in Japan […]