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Mets, Orioles Complete Triple-A Movement

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Completing the affiliation movement in Triple-A, the Mets announced a two-year player-development contract with New Orleans, while the Orioles will take over in Norfolk. Also, the Pirates completed an expected move when they announced their short-season affiliation will switch to State College next season.

Minors | #2006#Column

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Is Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez finally living up to his status as a former No. 1 overall pick? How good is Devil Rays righthander Jeremy Hellickson? What's the difference between command and control?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Shuffling Officially Starts

Will Lingo -

Up to now we've just had rumors flying, but now affiliation changes are officially being announced. First up, the Royals are returning their high Class A affiliation to Wilmington after two years at High Desert. Next, Triple-A starts to shake out with Columbus hooking up with the Nationals.

Minors | #2006#Affiliation Shuffle