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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

Hard Work Pays Dividends For Headley

David King -Premium Content

Chase Headley didn't do anything extraordinary during the winter. He didn't climb a mountain to visit the Oracle of All Hitting, or lock himself in the basement for four weeks with just his bats and gloves, or trade his soul to the devil for a better swing. No, he simply worked. And worked, and worked some more.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

A Winning Pair

Chris Kline -Premium Content

It wasn't long after Reid Brignac signed that he began to show the Devil Rays he was different. A tall, lanky second-round pick in 2004 out of a Louisiana high school, Brignac played just 25 games at Rookie-level Princeton in his debut, ultimately finishing the season at low Class A Charleston—a move that was more a reward for his play in the Appalachian League than anything else.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin

Samardzija’s Bonus Won’t Set Record

Sources say two-sport standout Jeff Samardzija, a fifth-round pick of the Cubs last June, did not receive a signing bonus that could have amounted to a record $7.25 million. But he could get that amount or more in the near future as the Cubs try to sign him to a baseball-only contract.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Bulletin