For the first couple of weeks, he tries to learn everyone’s names, from the trio of outfielders who all look alike, young and tanned and hungry, to the seemingly unending stream of guys coming out of the bullpen, a clown car unloading. So many he sorts them into two groups: Beard and No Beard, and…
The first rule of tampering is never talk about another team’s player coming to yours: A lesson Aaron Judge of the Yankees now understands after MLB admonished him for “encouraging” Manny Machado to leave the Orioles.
I often enter my office building by the rear door, which opens onto a parking lot across the street from a big downtown hotel’s main entrance. A few years ago, as I crossed the parking lot, my path led near someone talking on a cellphone just a few feet from my door. The lot is…
Jason Cole catches up with the Angels’ top prospect.
A visit to the minor-league side of the Winter Meetings reveals an organization attempting to step into the spotlight dominated by its big-league brethren.
Halfway through the Arizona Fall League, it’s time to check in on some of the most talked-about players.
Some top prospects offer more value to other teams than their current clubs, and might have new organizations come 2013.
Mark has come to expect some surprises on his trips to Instructs, though that doesn’t always mean “future big-league starter.”
When batting lines get inflated, it can be tough to spot legit prospects.