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Santos Hopes To Regroup

Chris Kline -Premium Content

Blue Jays infielder Sergio Santos took a step back in his career in 2007. But the move back to Double-A after two seasons at the Triple-A level turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Diamondbacks' 2002 first round draft choice.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

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

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

Cubs Look To End Homegrown Bat Drought

Jim Callis -Premium Content

The Cubs look at Josh Vitters, Geovany Soto and Tyler Colvin, the first three names on our Chicago Top 10 Prospects list, and see the best high school hitter in the 2007 draft, a future all-star catcher and a five-tool outfielder. Cubs fans look at Vitters, Soto and Colvin and think, "We'll believe it when we see it."

Minors | #2007#Column

Business Beat: Nov. 29

Josh Leventhal -

Taking the extra step has come out of necessity for Batavia but has paid off in a remarkable way. The Muckdogs ranked last in attendance in the short-season New York-Penn League this season but finished among the 25 top licensing teams in minor league baseball.

Minors | #2007#Business Beat

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Who's the best high school hitter from the 2007 draft? How good are Tigers pitching prospects Rick Porcello and Duane Below? What happened to Red Sox relief prospect Bryce Cox?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Four In A Row

Bill Mitchell -

Phoenix righthander Nick Blackburn didn't earn the victory in the 2007 Arizona Fall League championship game, but the Twins prospect was unquestionably the key to the Desert Dogs winning its fourth straight AFL championship with a 7-2 win over the Surprise Rafters.

Minors | #2007#Arizona Fall League#Winter Baseball