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Spring Training Dish: Around The Camps

Chris Kline -

The mood around Indians camp certainly is different than it's been in a long time. From the huge crowds heading to Chain O' Lakes Park to the hundreds of "PRONK" t-shirts to the buzz around minor league camp as fans circle the four fields at the complex looking for autographs, there is an obvious expectation to win. And win now.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who's better, Howie Kendrick or Rickie Weeks? Will Neil Walker have to change positions? Who is Boone Logan?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Spinners Feed Off Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry

Will Lingo -Premium Content

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry continues to burn in the Northeast, and two teams in the New York-Penn League have been unlikely beneficiaries. It all started when the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox affiliate in Massachusetts, offered to replace the uniforms of any youth team in the state named Yankees if the team would take the Spinners name.

Minors | #2006#Column

Crystal Ball Shows All-L.A. Series In 2009

Jim Callis -Premium Content

We always like to look ahead at Baseball America. Our Major League Preview doesn't just focus on 2006, but also gazes three years into the future. In this space in 2002, I correctly predicted that the Astros would reach the 2005 World Series. Alas, I had them defeating the Mariners, who wound up winning just 63 games. I did forecast that the Braves, Padres and Yankees would capture division titles, though I also projected that the Athletics, Cubs and Twins would join them in the playoffs.

Minors | #2006#Column

2005 Arizona Fall League Top 20 Prospects

Chris Kline -Premium Content

The AFL has always been known as a premier hitter's league, and that trend picked up in 2005, as all-time league records fell one after the other. Among the marks shattered were batting average (.296), runs per game (12.14), hits per game (20.83), slugging percentage (.469) and ERA (5.40). Still, three pitchers made the cut on the Top 20—two more than last year. Athletics righthander Huston Street, BA's 2005 Rookie of the Year, was the lone pitcher on the 2004 AFL list.

Minors | #2005#Arizona Fall League#Winter Baseball