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Jason's starting to wind down his time in Arizona, but not before he gives another peek into an unedited scouting notebook for some Texas Rangers prospects.

“Baseball is my stereo, and my father let me crank the noise and my mother told me to turn it down.” –-Oliver Wendell Holmes

I enjoyed writing the first installment of this ad hoc series, so I decided to bring it back this week. If you’ve been reading my spring training diary, one of the things you probably learned is that I’m very casual with my thoughts, especially as they relate to my ongoing attempts to woo the face of my diary into an emotional (and perhaps) physical relationship. I’m still working on that. The other thing you have no doubt extracted is that I’ve been living in Surprise, Arizona for the past 30 days, spending a large chunk of my time at the Texas Rangers team complex, watching the stop-motion developmental process of minor leaguers in real time live action. My scouting views haven’t been limited to just the Rangers, as I’ve seen prospects from the Reds, Indians, Mariners, A’s, Giants, Padres, Royals, Rockies, Dodgers, and White Sox, and I’m clearly lying about watching prospects in the White Sox system because that’s like watching unicorns play Laser Tag, and my notes are thick and luscious with scouting commentary on the aforementioned teams, excluding the White Sox, of course. Alas, my editors wouldn’t enjoy bi-weekly 10,000 word submissions and the bones in my fingers would relocate to more comfortable surroundings, so I’ve had to spread the notes around using different vehicles, this being one of those vehicles.

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December 16, 2011 3:56 am

Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects

29

Kevin Goldstein

Pittsburgh is rolling in the deep in pitching potential.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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A trio of high-ceiling teenage arms highlight our first Top 11 of the offseason.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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October 18, 2009 2:38 am

Winter League Preview

5

Carlos J. Lugo

A preview of the Dominican Winter League, taking a look at the teams, stadiums, managers, and players to watch for.

The "National Religion" came back on October 16th, as the Dominican League launched its 56th edition. Reliably praised as having the highest level of talent among the winter leagues, one should expect to watch another mix of highly ranked prospects, mid-level major leaguers, a few recognizable American players, veterans looking for another shot, and some major league stars between now and the end of the Caribbean Series in February. The league format has six teams playing a 50-game regular-season schedule, with the four best records advancing to a long 18-game round-robin playoff, and the two remaining best clubs play a best-of-nine final series to decide the league's champion. Without further ado, here's what this season will bring us:

Tigres del Licey (Licey Tigers)
Home: Santo Domingo
2008-09 record: 26-24, fourth place (tied) regular season; 12-6, first place round-robin; beat the Gigantes in the final series 5-0.
Ballpark: Estadio Quisqueya; strong pitcher's park, with a Park Factor of 92.




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August 27, 2009 2:03 pm

Transaction Action: Junior Circuit Jumble

21

Christina Kahrl

Recent moves made in the American League, plus a conspiracy theory on the Mets' situation.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Team Audit | DT Cards | PECOTA Cards | Depth Chart

Designated LHP Ron Mahay for assignment; purchased the contract of RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta from Omaha (Triple-A). [8/24]

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February 24, 2009 4:56 pm

Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup

17

Christina Kahrl

The Kid's back in town, Crede's clearly Twin'd, and other news from around the junior circuit.

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The Indians' pair of deals do them all sorts of good, the Pirates finally get off the pot, while the Dodgers have an answer, but may need to ask another question.

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May 29, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup

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Christina Kahrl

Swinging over to the junior circuit, Christina tries to make some sense of some roster disasters and damage control.

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April 6, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: American League, March 30-April 4

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Christina Kahrl

Christina runs down all of the American League moves from the past week, as teams are already needing to tweak their rosters after some unfortunate injuries and some unfortunate decisions.

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March 27, 2006 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: March 17-26

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Christina Kahrl

Less than a week to go, and Christina's got a rundown of all the latest roster action.

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Christina Kahrl has a special baseball Valentine just for you: a wrap-up of the American League's offseason transactions.

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December 14, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: December 7-13

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Christina Kahrl

Christina catches up with all the moves from last week's Winter Meetings.

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