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Jim Callis -

Which pitching duo is better, the Giants' Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum or the Yankees' Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes? Is Devil Rays outfielder Ryan Royster for real? How exactly do new rules for an MLB signing deadline and NCAA transfers work?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Three Pitching Prospects Called Up

Matt Eddy -

Three pitching prospects were called to the big leagues Friday, and two of them will start for their teams on Saturday. The silver lining for Orioles fans after Wednesday’s shellacking […]

Minors

Indians’ Valdes Suspended

Matt Eddy -

Indians outfielder Juan Valdes was suspended for 50 games Friday for failing a performance-enhancing drugs test, the commissioner’s office announced. A fifth-round pick in 2003 from Fernando Callejo High in […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 24

J.J. Cooper -

Laynce Nix keeps on hitting home runs; Geovany Soto’s hitting for power while leading the minors in hitting and Jeff Karstens is getting the chance to see the country on […]

Minors

Minor League Transactions

Matt Eddy -

This week’™s installment considers all transactions reported between August 14-17. Last week’™s transactions available here. Or visit the transactions archive. The signing deadline came and went, and all draft picks […]

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BAPR Plus: Aug. 23

J.J. Cooper -

Laynce Nix hit his seventh home run in eight days and pitchers all around the minors were reaching double digits in strikeouts. Triple-A Paul Janish’s glove has never been a […]

Minors

Low Class A Report

Bill Ballew -Premium Content

Baseball's version of Mutt and Jeff can be found most afternoons at McCormick Field. At age 49, the 5-foot-7, 150-pound Houston Jimenez performs his daily routine of breaking down the nuances of the shortstop position to his star pupil, Hector Gomez. Only 19, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Gomez listens attentively while towering over his mentor.

Minors | #2007#Classification Reports#Low Class A

Raynor May Not Steal Again In 2007

Nathan Rode -

John Raynor’s MVP caliber season could be ending a little bit early. The Greensboro outfielder left last night’s game with an injury to his right ring finger after diving back […]

Minors

BAPR Plus: Aug. 22

J.J. Cooper -

Craig Brazell took a further step toward winning the minor league home run race and Kevin Slowey stayed in the thick of the minor league ERA race on Tuesday night. […]

Minors

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Jim Callis -

What are the advantages to major league contracts vs. standard bonus deals for draftees? Why didn't the Dodgers sign Kyle Blair? Why doesn't Cubs catcher Geovany Soto get more prospect love?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA