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A Career Highlight

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The Triple-A all-star game will never get that much national attention, but for some of the players at the game it's an impressive career highlight.

College | #2009#Column

Wrong One Leaving?

Tracy Ringolsby -

If Blue Jays general manager J.P Ricciardi can't figure out a way to make Roy Halladay fit into his long-term plans, then the best solution in Toronto would be to keep Halladay and get rid of Ricciardi.

Majors | #2009#Column

Just Say No

Jim Callis -Premium Content

In sports, the term "silly season" most often is applied to NASCAR, referring to the offseason dance of riders, sponsors and crew members looking to hook up with new teams. It also aptly describes the shenanigans surrounding baseball's draft.

Minors | #2009#Column

Way Too Long

John Manuel -

The time of game of the 2009 College World Series averaged 3 hours 40 minutes. Honestly, that's about an hour longer than a game should take. Here are some potential solutions.

College | #2009#Column

A Lasting Legacy

Will Lingo -Premium Content

How do you explain to the baseball watchers of the 21st century the significance of John Henry Moss? Longtime president of the South Atlantic League does not even begin to describe his contributions.

Minors | #2009#Column

Fehr Creates His Own Labor Legacy

Tracy Ringolsby -Premium Content

When Don Fehr became the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, he was in a no-win situation. Twenty-six years later, however, as Fehr announced his resignation as the executive director of the union, he departs a winner—big time.

Majors | #2009#Column

Getting A Glimpse

Will Lingo -Premium Content

For the more serious fan (the Baseball America reader, certainly), the Futures Game is a chance to see these prospects face off against each other, the best playing the best.

Minors | #2009#Column

Going Out A Winner

Tracy Ringolsby -Premium Content

When Don Fehr became the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, he was in a no-win situation. Twenty-six years later, however, as Fehr announced his resignation as the executive director of the union, he departs a winner—big time.

Minors | #2009#Column

Spotlight Shines On Hard Use Of Pitchers

John Manuel -Premium Content

When the spotlight shines brightest on college baseball, in the postseason, the focus almost always seems to go on two aspects of the sport rarely seen in pro ball in May and June. First, the players will do anything to win, to get to Omaha, and once there, to win it. Second, it's very rare that pro pitchers will work as hard as Austin Wood and Mike Belfiore—who also was a DH and, amazingly, a left fielder and made 10 plate appearances—did in the Texas-BC 25-inning game.

College | #2009#Column

The Clear No. 2

Jim Callis -Premium Content

For months, this draft has shaped up as Stephen Strasburg and everyone else, with no consensus No. 2 prospect behind perhaps the best talent in the draft era. That's no longer the case. North Carolina first baseman Dustin Ackley has stepped up as the second-best prospect in this draft.

Minors | #2009#Column

Bargain Shopping Pays Off

Will Lingo -Premium Content

The good thing about the economic difficulties minor league teams are facing this season—other than looking forward to better times ahead—is that teams have unleashed a wave of innovation.

Minors | #2009#Column