2013 Top 10 Prospects: Boston Red Sox

Thanks in large part to an extremely strong draft in 2011, the Sox have a strong base of prospects that could be making their way to the majors over the next couple of seasons.   My Top 10 1. Xander Bogaerts SS/3B 2. Matt Barnes SP 3. Jackie Bradley Jr. OF 4. Allen Webster SP […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: New York Mets

While the Mets are destined to struggle at the big league level in 2013, there is a ton of solid talent in the minors.   My Top 10 1. Travis d'Arnaud C 2. Noah Syndergaard SP 3. Zack Wheeler SP 4. Brandon Nimmo OF 5. Gavin Cecchini SS 6. Wilmer Flores 2B/3B 7. Rafael Montero  […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: Miami Marlins

Well, the big-name free agent thing didn't work out this time. This offseason, the Marlins basically stripped the big league club down to its bare bones are once again in rebuilding mode. While the basbeall forecast is for rough weather in Miami this summer, there is some serious young talent at both the major league […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: Texas Rangers

With two of the top prospects in all of baseball, and a few high-ceiling projects in the works, Texas' system remains strong. My Top 10 1. Jurickson Profar SS 2. Mike Olt 3B/1B 3. Martin Perez SP 4. Lewis Brinson OF 5. Leonys Martin OF 6. Cody Buckel SP 7. Luke Jackson SP 8. Joey […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: Los Angeles Angels

With uber-prospect Mike Trout graduating to the majors — and doing so in MVP fashion, whether he won the award or not — the Angels system lacks a true standout future star and is in dire need of replenishment. My Top 10 1. Kaleb Cowart 3B 2. C.J. Cron 1B 3. Nick Maronde SP 4. […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: Seattle Mariners

There may not be much hope for the Mariners to contend in the strong AL West in 2013, but if pitching wins championships, then there is some serious upside on the way — and a catcher who can flat-out rake. My Top 10 1. Mike Zunino C 2. Taijuan Walker SP 3. James Paxton SP […]

2013 Top 10 Prospects: Houston Astros

The Houston Astros may have changed leagues and uniforms, but the chances of them changing their losing ways anytime soon is slim. When and if they do turn into contenders is going to depend heavily on a farm system that hasn't produced much in terms of top-end talent lately. However, hope may on the horizon, […]

The Eugene Emeralds’ new logo is a Sasquatch

Changing logos is nothing new in the world of minor league baseball. And in more recent times, neither is pushing the creativity envelope. Unless you've made a trek to the great northwest of America, you may not understand why in the world any professional sports team would take on the logo of a Sasquatch while […]

Phillies star catcher Carlos Ruiz suspended for amphetamines

Major League Baseball has announced that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will be suspended the first 25 games of the 2013 season for using banned amphetamines, specially Adderall. Players must be caught using the banned substance twice before being levied with a suspension. Ruiz, a free agent after the 2013 season, is coming off of a […]

The worst MVP votes of the last five years

MVP awards always generates plenty of debate and this year was certainly no exception. Whether you were pro Trout or pro Cabrera, you have to admit that both players had great seasons. However, without fail each voting year brings with it at least one or more writers who seemingly have no clue as to what […]

2013 third base free agent market

While my recent articles have focused on top ten lists for free agent catchers, first baseman and middle infielders, this next group of position players simply cannot be ranked. The reason? There is literally no depth in the third base free agent market and most of the names that could fill a third base or backup third base position […]

2013 top 10 free agent middle infielders

What do you get when you mix a couple of World Series heroes with a bunch of middle-of-the-road middle infield free agents? Why, this top 10 free agent list of course! 1. Marco Scutaro – For over half of the season, Marco Scutaro looked like a baseball player in decline. Over 415 plate appearances for […]

2013 top 10 free agent first basemen

A year ago, the free agent of free agents, Albert Pujols, was available to any team in baseball. OK, realistically he was only available to the few that could afford to offer him an insane amount of money, but nonetheless…This year's 1B crop is riddled with mediocrity and high-stakes gambles at the top-end. 1. Mike […]

2013 Top 10 Free Agent Catchers

This year's free agent crop of catchers is rather thin with only three players that can truly be considered every-day starters and GMs looking to add a starting catcher this offseason are going to have to do their due diligence in choosing who to pursue. Can A.J. Pierzynski can repeat his career year at age […]

2011 to 2012 Power Surges: Adam Dunn

The long ball. Once the focal point of baseball throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, it is now very much still apart of the game, but one that has seen its frequency cut dramatically due to the implementation of strict PED testing. However, that testing doesn't keep players from finding power surges of their […]