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Prospect Hunting: Gregory Polanco Part 2

Living in Syracuse does not have many perks. Raising a son does not leave me the time I wish to have to scout more players as they come through our AAA affiliate as I would wish but tonight provided an opportunity that I could not pass up. While it is very difficult to navigate the [...]

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Prospect Hunting: C.J. Cron

In a curious move, the Angels have shaken up their roster promoting Grant Green and CJ Cron. Both are in tonight’s lineup against Matt Harrison of the Rangers. Cron is a first round draft pick out of the University of Utah and debuts tonight arriving to the majors ahead of fellow first base prospect Jonathan [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Trevor Bauer

“Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.” Georges Duhamel After Carlos Carrasco has seemingly failed in another audition to be a starter for the Indians they will call up either Josh Tomlin or Trevor Bauer to start their game on May 6th according [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Xander Bogaerts

“The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.” Brian Tracy Shortstop is in transition entering 2014. It appears to have two top options (Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki) that have provide doubts [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Gregory Polanco

“We all want to see George Springer, Gregory Polanco, Francisco Lindor right away, but the arbitration spiral tells us why they must wait.” Peter Gammons It feels like there is an inordinate amount of talent is ready to step forward and contribute to teams in 2014. While the Reds seem committed to putting Billy Hamilton [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Abreu and Aguilar

“A lot of people simply don’t realize their potential because they’re just so risk adverse. They just don’t want to take the risk.”   Benjamin Carson At a time when teams are looking for first basemen, there are two potential wild cards in the American League Central. Both players are listed at 6’3” and have similar [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Masahiro Tanaka

It is being reported that the Rakuten Eagles have decided to post Tanaka for major league baseball bids. There are potentially 15 teams poised to make a bid just for the right to negotiate with Tanaka for a contract. In a market that is starved for pitching, Tanaka is the gift that many franchises were [...]

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Prospect Hunting: Singleton, Smith and Peguero

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli While there are many trades and signings to come, it helps to keep an eye on players who may have an opportunity sooner rather than later. Singleton has drawn the attention of Peter Gammons [...]

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