2006 Daily Dish Archive


SEPTEMBER

September 19: Inland Empire wins the California League title

September 18: Eight more champions are crowned

September 15: Missoula wins the Pioneer League title

September 14: Tucson one win away from Bricktown Bash

September 13: Micah Owings keeps rolling along

September 12: Kinston claims the Carolina League

September 11: Four more leagues crown champions

September 8: George Kottaras makes a good first impression

September 7: Wrapup of the first day of playoff action

September 6: Toledo earns a playoff spot

September 5: James Loney wins the minors batting title

September 3: Catching up on the playoff races

September 1: Following the minors stats races


AUGUST

August 31: Jump to Triple-A proving no problem for hitters

August 30: Troy Tulowitzki heads to Colorado

August 29: Pair of Phillies prospects have big Mondays

August 28: Andy Baldwin adjusting nicely to his new team

August 27: Ian Desmond's struggles continue

August 25: Jamie D'Antona is working on a move to catcher

August 24: Andy Sonnanstine has added a quality changeup

August 23: Jeff Fiorentino is finally healthy

August 22: Who are the prospects to watch for in the Fall League?

August 21: Beau Hale shows signs of a strong comeback

August 20: Tucson rolls along despite losing prospects to big leagues

August 18: Tyler Clippard throws a no-hitter

August 17: James Johnson returns to form, and New York-Penn all-star highlights

August 16: Trevor Crowe is moving to second base

August 15: Zack Greinke is working his way back

August 14: Royals sluggers continue to mash

August 13: Darren Sack is turing his career around

August 11: Team USA, Canada struggling to fill out Olympic qualifier rosters

August 10: Jeff Niemann is giving the Devil Rays reasons to get excited

August 9: Matt Garza gets ready for his big league debut

August 8: Will Inman strings together another outstanding outing

August 7: Pirates' first rounder Brad Lincoln leaves start with pulled muscle

August 6: Giants' top pick Tim Lincecum moves up to high Class A

August 4: Indians' Adam Miller is on a roll

August 3: Gonzalez outduels Hughes in matchup of aces

August 2: Joe Koshansky is putting together another huge year

August 1: Several prospects get calls to big leagues


JULY

July 31: Blake Johnson shines in Royals debut

July 30: Ryan Harvey sets FSL record with four home run game

July 28: Scott Elbert makes the jump to Double-A look easy

July 27: Brian Barton emerges from obscurity

July 26: Matt White, Colt Griffin call it quits

July 25: Jeff Niemann earns his first pro victory

July 24: Miguel Pinango throws a no-hitter

July 23: What's Rich Hill's problem in the majors?

July 21: Yovani Gallardo returns to form in Double-A

July 20: Mets have signs of hope in low Class A

July 19: Devil Rays' shortstop Reid Brignac is on a roll

July 18: Yankees' Hughes is dominating at Trenton

July 17: Durham's Hammel, Salas combine for no-hitter

July 16: Minors wins leader patiently hoping for a promotion

July 14: J.A. Happ succeeds despite less than overwhelming stuff

July 13: B.J. Upton slides over to third base

July 11: Andy Marte wins the Triple-A home run derby

July 10: Backe and Sheets face off in dueling rehab stints in Triple-A

July 9: Yovanni Gallardo works through fatigue in Double-A

July 7: Jarrod Saltalamacchia suffers another setback in rough season

July 6: Terry Evans power surge leads to a July trade

July 5: Chase Headley is beginning to show he can hit for power

July 3: Billy Butler explains how a pitcher can survive in High Desert


JUNE

June 30: Ryan Braun has struggled since his promotion to Double-A

June 29: Kory Castro slides to left field, potentially easing path to majors

June 28: Chris Kline reports from Carolina League-California League all-star game

June 27: Carlos Carrasco's second trip to SAL is better than the first

June 26: Joe Mikulik blows a gasket after an umpire's call

June 25: All-star rosters from around the minors

June 23: Matt Bush has returned to action

June 22: Adam Miller shows signs of his old form

June 21: Steve Uhlmansiek is starting to raise his profile

June 20: Jeff Niemann was effective in his 2006 debut

June 19: Jared Weaver's return to Triple-A proves tougher than the big leagues

June 18: Andy LaRoche could miss some serious time with a labrum injury

June 16: Andy Marte is struggling to eliminate flaws in his swing mechanics

June 15: Cardinals pitcher comes close to perfection

June 14: Joe Koshansky is proving last year was no fluke

June 13: LaRoche had no problem getting comfortable in Las Vegas

June 12: Juan Salas has not allowed an earned run all season

June 11: Portland pitchers combine for a no-hitter

June 9: Pelfrey putting it together at Double-A Binghamton

June 8: Jarrod Saltalamacchia hasn't hit in Double-A, but his defense is shaping up

June 7: Indians outfielder John Drennen takes The Rocket deep

June 6: A short version of Dish today, as we focus our attention on the draft

June 5: A battle between a couple of former rising prospects

June 4: Cubs first baseman Brian Dopirak returns from broken foot

June 2: Natale jumps to high Class A after explosive start in SAL

June 1: Register absorbs loss despite eight one-hit innings


MAY

May 31: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond returned to the Carolina League

May 30: Hernan Iribarren's corked bat earns him a suspension

May 28: Red Sox outfielder David Murphy made a strong Triple-A debut

May 26: Jaime Garcia a model of efficiency in eight scoreless frames

May 25: Travis Buck rolls to Double-A in first full season

May 24: Pirates outfielder Adam Boeve is hitting like he belongs

May 23: Fisher Cats break out of a team slump in a big way

May 22: Travis Wood outduels Wade Davis

May 21: Nick Adenhart's stuff keeps getting better

May 19: Matt Garza dominates in Double-A debut

May 18: Boof Bonser will join the Twins rotation

May 17: Will Inman knows it's not about the numbers at low Class A

May 16: Craig Hansen sparkles in four-inning outing

May 15: Twins' Jason Kubel begins to regain his hitting stroke

May 14: Ignore the clicking sound coming from Radhames Liz' shoulder

May 12: James Johnson is learning to win without his best stuff

May 11: Luis Montanez is finally rewarding the Cubs' patience

May 10: Jose Tabata is showing up his elders in the South Atlantic League

May 9: Josh Anderson is showing newfound power with his retooled swing

May 8: Kerry Wood looked like his old self in a rehab start

May 7: Birmingham-Jacksonville game called early after three brawls

May 5: Brian Bogusevic's bad start got worse on Thursday

May 4: Carrillo-Sanchez match-up surprisingly turned into a slugfest

May 3: It's the best and worst of times for the White Sox

May 2: Matt Kemp hopes he can stay in center field

May 1: Scott Mathieson has rediscovered his slider


APRIL

April 30: Charlie Haeger's knuckleball is mystifying hitters

April 28: Finally healthy, Ian Stewart is back on a roll

April 27: Brett Butler should be OK after a health scare

April 26: Jose Tabata's plate discipline is becoming a concern

April 25: Mariners' Bobby Livingston gets the calls to the big leagues

April 24: Astros' Matt Albers is showing newfound consistency

April 21: Red Sox' Jon Lester throws his best start of the season

April 20: Devil Rays Wade Davis is quickly making a name in the Midwest League

April 19: White Sox' Tyler Lumsden is making up for lost time

April 18: Twins' Glen Perkins works on his command

April 17: Francisco Rosario is rounding back into form

April 14: Pitching on the road, Will Inman wows his hometown fans

April 13: Reid Brignac hit three home runs in California League slugfest

April 12: Devil Rays' Gabriel Martinez is destroying Double-A; Golson starts slow

April 11: The Nationals' loss is the Yankees gain

April 10: Marlins' Gaby Sanchez off to strong start

Opening Day: A look back at how a plethora of prospects did in their 2006 debuts


SPRING TRAINING

March 31: Akron should boast stacked rotation

March 30: Third base no longer a question mark for Indians

March 29: Nick Markakis has standout spring for Orioles

March 28: Ian Bladergroen hopes to bounce back for Red Sox

March 27: Middle infield a question mark for Twins

March 24: Sitting down with Phillies assistant GM Mike Arbuckle

March 23: Q&A with Devil Rays director of minor league operations Mitch Lukevics

March 22: Talking with Pirates farm director Brian Graham

March 21: Analyzing the Braves depth with assistant GM Dayton Moore

March 20: Discussing player development with Nationals farm director Andy Dunn

March 17: Addressing the Dodgers' offseason changes with Roy Smith

March 16: Mets Farm director Adam Wogan gives his impressions of the system

March 15: Dan Uggla is getting his shot with the Marlins