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Safe At Second

Larry Milson -Premium Content

Brad Emaus thrust himself into the organization's top group of prospects with a solid season at high Class A Dunedin and then added a flourish in Hawaii Winter Baseball with the Honolulu Sharks. After the Hawaiian encore, he'll have the rest of the offseason to prepare for a likely assignment in 2009 to Double-A New Hampshire.

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Toronto Blue Jays

His Time Has Come

Larry Millson -Premium Content

Curtis Thigpen used to be considered the cream of the Blue Jays' crop of catching prospects. The catching situation has since strengthened with the progress made by J.P. Arencibia and Brian Jeroloman. It means the future has arrived for Thigpen. Spring training in 2009 could determine whether that future includes Thigpen as a backup to Rod Barajas, who will be back after taking over the No. 1 job from Gregg Zaun.

Majors | #2008#Organization Reports#Toronto Blue Jays