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Hellickson Shapes Up For 2008

Ben Badler -

Rays righthander Jeremy Hellickson has already done something this season that he didn’t do last year–pitch in a minor league game in early April. Last year, it took Hellickson until April […]

Minors | #Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

How good is Japanese sensation Yu Darvis? What would the U.S. squad for the 2009 World Baseball Classic look like if only prospects were eligible? What did the scouting reports say about John Maine when he was coming up through the Orioles system.

Minors | #2008#Ask BA

PDC Update

Josh Leventhal -

The Pirates and Triple-A Indianapolis agreed yesterday to extend their player development contract four years through the 2012 season, bringing the number of International League clubs whose contracts expire after […]

Minors | #Business Beat

Prospect Hot Sheet: This Hanson’s A Hit

You know it's prospect season when the Prospect Hot Sheet makes its first appearance. This year we're bringing expanded analysis of a baker's dozen of the minors' best performers for the week. And for the first time ever, we're offering a weekly Prospect Hot Sheet chat to coincide with the Sheet's release. Ben Badler kicks things off in Week One.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Hot Sheet

Reds Go West

Josh Leventhal -

The Reds’ exodus from its longtime Florida spring training home to Arizona was finalized on Monday evening, when the city of Goodyear agreed to finance a $33 million ballpark project. […]

Minors | #Business Beat