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Rickey Steals The Show

Tracy Ringolsby -Premium Content

What was so special about Rickey Henderson's induction into the Hall of Fame is that it was clear how special the moment was for Henderson. Henderson stole the show at this year's induction ceremony. But then, what else could you expect from the game's all-time thief?

Majors | #2009#Column

Top 10 Traded Prospects

John Manuel -Premium Content

It makes sense that the team that traded the best players—the Indians—should wind up with the best prospects. Our look at the top 10 prospects who changed hands at the trade deadline, with a couple of sleepers thrown in.

College | #2009#Column

Indians Should Have Held On To Stars

Jim Callis -

Last summer, trading C.C. Sabathia was a no-brainer for the Indians. But they should have resisted trading Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez at this year's deadline. Jim Callis also takes a quick look at other deadline deals of note.

Minors | #2009#Column

These Pitchers Can Hit

Jim Callis -Premium Content

Casey Kelly may have been the most notable two-way player at the Futures Game, but he's not necessarily the only player there who could pull off a switch to playing a position.

Minors | #2009#Column

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