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Eyes on the Cubs' elite prospects, along with Maikel Franco, Yordano Ventura, Dominic Smith and others.

Cubs/Royals (Jason Parks)
The Cubs’ brand new spring training facility is easy plus-plus and possibly elite, although I still prefer the visual aesthetics provided by Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. The complex itself is highly functional, with a mix of modern and classic styles for the eyes and state-of-the-art conveniences for the players. The only real drawback for me stems from the fact that it's located in Mesa and I’m staying in Peoria, but life is more fun when you leave the house.

Albert Almora (Cubs): Almora carries himself in a manner that stands out only because of the context of his surroundings. On the backfields, in a batting practice grouping with other prospects, Almora arrived at the cage with the confident gait and overall familiarity of a major leaguer coming to his 10th spring camp. His approach to the workout seemed casual—almost blasé—but when he stepped into the cage, he took off his nonchalant mask and went to work, besting some of the brightest bats on the farm with his impressive rounds of batting practice.


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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray

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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

Jose Lobaton goes to Washington, and the Rays get a prospect.

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January 23, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)

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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

The Red Sox revive Grady Sizemore, the Phillies revive Bobby Abreu, and the Rays and Padres swap multitudes.

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January 16, 2014 10:19 am

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Clayton Kershaw

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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

Dueling reports on the league's best pitcher.

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December 27, 2013 9:53 am

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ubaldo Jimenez

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Steffan Segui

A talented but inconsistent starter matures just in time to cash in.

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December 18, 2013 6:39 am

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Ervin Santana

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Ryan Parker and Steffan Segui

Dueling reports on perhaps the best free agent starter available.

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