A look back at the first two-plus months of minor-league action, including prospects and systems on the rise and on the decline.
Three of the best rapid talent influxes of the past few decades.
Ben and Sam talk to Jason Parks about the forthcoming Fringe Average Podcast and BP prospect book, the ranking process, and how player development differs between teams.
Pour one out for Brad Radke and his spiritual descendants.
Is changing a player’s approach at the plate like getting someone to quit smoking? And how does learning ability affect development?
How reading a pitcher is like reading a book, and why being self-conscious can make you bad at baseball.
The Reds have the lowest payroll of any first-place team, in large part because they haven’t had to reach outside the organization for talent. Can they keep it up?
“I am a Bud Selig man. I consider him a good friend. he’s a master at building people together. But while I’m loyal to Bud Selig, the biggest beneficiary in this whole plan are the Milwaukee Brewers. That doesn’t seem quite right. I don’t know how he sleeps at night sometimes.” –George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner