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Jim Callis -

Are teams growing more reluctant to trade blue-chip prospects? Are the Angels mishandling Brandon Wood? How much does a pitcher's hitting ability factor into his ability to win and his worth to scouts?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

AFL Scout’s View: James Simmons

Chris Kline -Premium Content

The Athletics' 2007 first-round pick James Simmons was UC Riverside's ace since his freshman season in 2005, and wore that tag until this spring when Oakland took him 26th overall. We caught up with a veteran National League scout to provide us with a breakdown of Simmons, who could move extremely fast if he remains in the bullpen.

Minors | #2007#Scout's View

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Jim Callis -

What are some trade offers the Twins might accept for Johan Santana? How good are Orioles third baseman Scott Moore and Giants outfield prospect John Bowker?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA

Business Beat: Nov. 1

Josh Leventhal -

The playing field has been reduced and new management has taken over, but the Texas Collegiate League has revived operations less than two months after it appeared headed for implosion following a revolt by seven of the league's nine teams.

Minors | #2007#Business Beat

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Jim Callis -

How good is the college crop of first basemen for the 2008 draft? Which Upton/Young pair is better, Justin/Chris in Arizona or B.J./Delmon in Tampa Bay? What factors determine whether a team will offer arbitration to a player?

Minors | #2007#Ask BA