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Prospect Handbook Change Makes The Grade

Will Lingo -

Baseball America Grades are one of the most significant changes to the Prospect Handbook since it debuted in 2001. We make changes to the book every year, from the modest, such as changing the statistical categories we list, to the more significant, such as adding minor league depth charts.

Minors | #2012#Column

CBA Shouldn’t Squash Small-Market Teams’ Chances

Jim Callis -Premium Content

When details of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement began trickling out, initial reaction from many scouting officials and agents was that MLB and the Players Association had killed the draft. And along with it, almost any chance small-revenue teams had to compete. As more particulars became available, it became apparent that rumors of those deaths had been greatly exaggerated.

Minors | #2012#Column

Initial CBA Reaction Was Overheated

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Nov. 22, 2011, will be remembered as a great day in baseball history. On that day Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced a five-year renewal of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, assuring baseball of more than 20 years of continuous labor peace. You might not have known that had you followed the news on Twitter that day.

Minors | #2012#Column

Minor League General Manager Moves Are Significant Too

Will Lingo -Premium Content

While minor league general manager moves don't affect as many people, they're just as important in the life of your favorite franchise. A minor league GM doesn't have anything to say about the makeup of his team's roster, but he has much more to say about your ballpark experience as a minor league fan.

Minors | #2011#Column