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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

Padron Suspended 50 Games

Ben Badler -

Athletics minor league outfielder Raul Padron has been suspended for 50 games as a result of his positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. Padron, 23, hit .223./.269/.409 in 345 at-bats […]

Minors

Sox Purchase Salem

Josh Leventhal -

After 64 years, the Boston Red Sox are back in Salem. Sort of. Fenway Sports Group, the sports sponsorship company owned by Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry, reached […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Sox Coming To Salem?

Josh Leventhal -

A longtime rumor seems to be coming to fruition today in Salem. The Avalanche have called a press conference for this afternoon, seemingly to announce the Boston Red Sox’ purchase […]

Minors | #Business Beat

The Business Front

Josh Leventhal -

I hear it always takes a little time to adjust after returning from the Winter Meetings. For example, a strange thing happened this morning: I didn’t pass any reporters or […]

Minors | #Business Beat