Head of the Class: Triple-A

Head of the Class: Triple-A D-backs slugger Kevin Cron and Marlins hurler Zac Gallen earned callups after exciting first halves at Triple-A. Plus, the Braves’ Kyle Wright and Angels’ Jo Adell should be grabbing the spotlight soon. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190709&content_id=308839772&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Barajitas estadounidenses: Copa de Diversión

Barajitas estadounidenses: Copa de Diversión My eighth post featuring Spanish-language baseball cards released in the United States. Previous posts are: Introduction and 1978 Topps Zest 1993–2000 Pacific and Pacific Crown Other assorted Pacific cards and oddballs 1991 Kellogg’s Leyendas 1994 Topps and beyond Donruss Super Estrellas Bowman International The past couple of seasons Minor League…

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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 8

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 8 Mariners No. 7 prospect Kyle Lewis homered and doubled for Arkansas while Phillies No. 5 prospect Spencer Howard fanned seven over four scoreless frames in his return to Clearwater. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190709&content_id=308887392&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-9-2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-9-2019 Pittsburgh Gazette Times, July 9, 1919:Charles C. Cravath, the hard hitting outfielder, better known to baseball fame as “Gavvy,” was [yesterday] appointed manager of the Philadelphia National League baseball team after announcement was made…that John Coombs had resigned. … It was said that when some of the…

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Rob Manfred On Minor-League Pay Negotiations

Rob Manfred On Minor-League Pay Negotiations Yesterday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the long-simmering issue of pay to minor-league players, as Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports (subscription link). Manfred’s office recently launched negotiations with the minor-league governing body known as the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. MLB has fought tooth and nail to secure legal…

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Liam Hendriks, AL All-Star

Liam Hendriks, AL All-Star The past year has been a whirlwind for Liam Hendriks. A little over a year ago, he was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics. At that point in the 2018 season, he was sporting a 7.36 ERA with an ugly 6.43 FIP while also missing more than a month with…

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