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04-08

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The Week in Quotes: April 1-7
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

04-01

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The Week in Quotes: March 25-31
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-25

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The Week in Quotes: March 18-24
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-18

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The Week in Quotes: March 11-17
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-11

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The Week in Quotes: March 4-10
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

03-04

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The Week in Quotes: February 25-March 3
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

02-25

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The Week in Quotes: February 18-24
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

02-18

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The Week in Quotes: February 11-17
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

02-14

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Prospect Profile: Domonic Brown
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Hudson Belinsky

02-11

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The Week in Quotes: February 4-10
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

02-07

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Prospect Profile: Joe Benson
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Hudson Belinsky

02-04

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The Week in Quotes: January 28-February 3
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

01-28

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The Week in Quotes: January 21-27
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Pete Barrett, Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

01-25

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Prospect Profile: Jersey Boys
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Hudson Belinsky

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 14-20
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

01-14

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The Week in Quotes: January 7-13
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

01-10

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Prospect Profile: Tyler Beede
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Hudson Belinsky

01-07

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The Week in Quotes: December 31-January 6
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum and Andrew Koo

01-04

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BP Unfiltered: Remembering Jim Sandoval
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Hudson Belinsky

01-03

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Prospect Profile: Three Late-Inning Relievers
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Hudson Belinsky

12-21

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Prospect Profile: Josh Vitters and Tim Beckham
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Hudson Belinsky

12-17

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The Week in Quotes: December 10-16
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

12-10

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The Week in Quotes: December 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

12-05

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Scouting the Great White North
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Hudson Belinsky

12-03

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The Week in Quotes: November 26-December 2
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

11-26

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The Week in Quotes: November 19-25
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

11-19

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The Week in Quotes: November 12-18
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

11-12

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The Week in Quotes: November 5-11
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

11-08

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Prospect Profile: Gary Brown
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Hudson Belinsky

11-05

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The Week in Quotes: October 29-November 4
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-29

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The Week in Quotes: October 22-28
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-25

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Prospect Profile: Dan Straily
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Hudson Belinsky

10-22

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The Week in Quotes: October 15-21
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-18

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Prospect Profile: Avisail Garcia
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Hudson Belinsky

10-15

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The Week in Quotes: October 8-14
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-12

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Prospect Profile: Maikel Franco
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Hudson Belinsky

10-08

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The Week in Quotes: October 1-7
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

10-04

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Prospect Profile: International Focus
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Hudson Belinsky

10-01

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The Week in Quotes: September 24-30
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-27

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Prospect Profile: Kaleb Cowart
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Hudson Belinsky

09-24

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The Week in Quotes: September 17-23
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-20

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Prospect Profile: Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco
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Hudson Belinsky

09-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Dylan Bundy
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Hudson Belinsky

09-17

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The Week in Quotes: September 10-16
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-14

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Prospect Profile: Austin Hedges
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Hudson Belinsky

09-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Call-Up: Darin Ruf
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Hudson Belinsky

09-10

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Most Memorable Prospect Debuts
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Jason Parks, Bradley Ankrom, Hudson Belinsky and Chris Mellen

09-10

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The Week in Quotes: September 3-9
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

09-06

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Prospect Profile: Brian Flynn
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Hudson Belinsky

08-30

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Prospect Profile: Dylan Bundy
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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

YU DARVISH PITCHES INTO ALMOST-HISTORY
"When you're throwing the ball as well as he's throwing, I thought he would get it. It just wasn't meant to be. He had all his pitches working—curve and slider, splitter, he had a good sinker working, moved his fastball around. He threw the kitchen sink at them and he threw them all over the plate. He dominated them."
—Rangers manager Ron Washington, on starter Yu Darvish’s stellar, near-perfect game against the Astros on Tuesday, where he retired 26 straight hitters before yielding a single to Marwin Gonzalez. (T.R. Sullivan, MLB.com)



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IT’S OPENING DAY!!!
"It's going to be pretty special. Opening Day is already just so cool, but to be introduced as the captain, that's pretty special. It's something I didn't really think about until a couple of days [ago] and then started thinking about it, it's going to be pretty special and obviously a memorable Opening Day for me."
—Mets third baseman David Wright talking about why this Opening Day will be special. (Matt Ehalt, ESPNNewYork.com)



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DON’T EXPECT TO SEE JETER ON OPENING DAY
"This continues to tell you that it's just not ready yet for the full duties. Obviously, it's looking more likely than not that he will start the season on the DL, and a more realistic goal is April 6."
—Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, conceding that shortstop Derek Jeter will probably not be ready for Opening Day. Jeter is recovering from an ankle injury sustained during last year’s playoffs. (Bryan Hoch, MLB.com)



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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC REFLECTION
"As you can imagine, you have to have to focus on the pitch that comes after that one. That first pitch, I had to forget about that. I just calmed myself down."
—Dominican shortstop Erick Aybar, who was justifiably irate after a questionable strike call in the ninth inning of his country’s WBC contest with the United States. He singled home the eventual winning run on the next pitch, and the Dominican Republic ultimately defeated the US. (Barry M. Bloom, MLB.com)



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MO WILL CALL IT QUITS AFTER 2013
"They were always saying I am going to retire for the last 10 years, and I might play another five more years. No, I won't. This is it. I made my decision before coming to spring training."
—Longtime Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who announced his intention to retire after the 2013 season on Saturday. The 38-year-old owns the all-time saves record with 608, and compiled a 2.21 ERA over an astonishing 18-year career. (Adam Berry, MLB.com)



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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS, GREINKE ADMITS
"It's obviously the No. 1 thing. I could play for the worst team if they paid the most. ... If the last-place team offers $200 million and the first-place team offers $10, I'm going to go for the $200-million no matter what team it was."
—Dodgers newcomer Zack Greinke, divulging that money was the determining factor in his decision to sign with Los Angeles. (Jon Heyman, CBS Sports)



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MO FACES HITTERS FOR FIRST TIME IN TEN MONTHS
"[It was] the first BP that I threw in almost a year, so I'm real happy with the results. It will get better. The longer I keep throwing, it will get better. ... It's good, man. I feel real good. I feel real good with the results."
—Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who threw live BP on Friday, marking the first time he has thrown to hitters since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last April. (Adam Berry, MLB.com)



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MICHAEL IS BOURN AGAIN IN CLEVELAND
"It was a long offseason, but it was fun for me. It taught me patience. It was interesting. I landed in a spot where I think that I'm wanted, where they're committed to me and I'm committed to them, and that was my main focus. ... I'm ready to rock-n-roll."
Michael Bourn, who was introduced as the newest member of the Cleveland Indians on Friday.  The 30-year-old signed a four-year, $48-million deal that will have him play center field for a team sporting a revamped roster featuring offseason acquisitions like Nick Swisher, Drew Stubbs, and Trevor Bauer. (Paul Hoynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer)



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February 14, 2013 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Domonic Brown

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After a mediocre showing last summer, Brown could face a make-or-break campaign this year.

When I was a junior in high school, I took a job working concessions for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. If my parents asked, it was a just a half-hour trip from my home in northwest New Jersey to Coca Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but a GPS would tell you that, with traffic, the trip would take just over an hour. I didn’t take the job for the money; when all was said and done, I probably spent the entirety of my earnings on gas, speeding tickets, and McChickens. I took the job because I liked the feeling of going to the ballpark every day.

I was a vendor, tasked with selling soda and candy, and persuading fans to spend their money as I walked up and down the aisles, shouting all sorts of nonsense. During my first summer with the Iron Pigs, a prospect arrived, fresh off a strong start at Double-A Reading. I hadn’t looked at the game through a scouting lens, but I could tell that this kid was special. In his short time with the Iron Pigs, I had seen him do it all; he scored game-winning runs, he sprayed the ball all over the field, he hit home runs, he stole bases, he rocketed-out runners attempting to tag from third base. He was chiseled and tall. If anyone was born to play baseball, surely it was this 22-year-old: Domonic Brown.

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Running through the notable quotes of the week that was.

SCHILLING SAYS SOX URGED HIM TO USE PEDs
"At the end of my career, in 2008 when I had gotten hurt, there was a conversation that I was involved in in which it was brought to my attention that this is a potential path I might want to pursue.”
Former Red Sox starter Curt Schilling, who revealed on Wednesday that members of the organization encouraged him to use performance-enhancing drugs during his tenure in Boston. (Matt Pepin, Boston Globe)



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February 7, 2013 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Joe Benson

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After an injury-marred 2012, Benson could emerge as an intriguing player this season.

Blessed with obnoxiously loud tools, Twins outfielder Joe Benson has found his way onto Baseball Prospectus’s Twins rankings on multiple occasions. To start, here are the strength and weakness write-ups on Benson from each of his appearances on Kevin Goldstein’s top 10 lists.

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OMAR VIZQUEL JOINS ANGELS AS INFIELD INSTRUCTOR
"It's a great presence that he brings, and it comes from his accomplishments—a long career that we believe culminates in the Hall of Fame. We're thrilled to have him."
Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, on the hiring of 11-time Gold Glove winner Omar Vizquel, who will serve as the team’s roving infield instructor. (Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com)



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