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Jim Callis -

What are the many ramifications of the Justin Upton trade, and did the Mariners offer more than the Braves gave up? Is a one-year ban really much of a punishment for Aledmys Diaz if the Cuban defector has falsified his age? Should the Mets' No. 11 overall pick be protected if they sign compensation free agent Michael Bourn?

Draft | #Aledmys Diaz#Arizona Diamonbacks#Ask BA

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Jim Callis -

What should we expect from the 2013 draft? Who would make a Top 10 Prospects list from Jim Callis' annual hypothetical drafts? What's the track record of minor league home run leaders succeeding in the majors?

College | #Ask BA#Chris Archer#Darin Ruf

Hall Vote Hurts Everyone

Tracy Ringolsby -

Tracy Ringolsby checks in after the BBWAA failed to elect a player to the Hall of Fame for just the eighth time ever, the first time since 1996 and second time since 1971. It's a shame, because the ballot was full of qualified candidates this year and will only get more crowded. One of the players whose candidacy will be harmed the most figures to be Jack Morris.

Majors | #2013#Barry Bonds#Column

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Jim Callis -

Who has the best farm systems? After their two blockbuster trades, what would a revised Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects list look like? Where do righthanders Austin Kubitza (Rice) and Michael Wagner (San Diego) fit in the 2013 draft?

College | #Aaron Sanchez#Ask BA#Austin Kubitza

BA’s First Ever Fantasy Guide Is Nearly Here

Will Lingo -

Sorry, fantasy players. Your secret is no longer safe. We know that the best fantasy baseball competitors read Baseball America. They tell us so, and it makes sense. To win in fantasy, you have to get to good players before your opponents, and one of the best ways to do that is to find out about them before they get to the major leagues.

Minors | #2012#Column