Appy notes: Shackelford shows potential

Appy notes: Shackelford shows potential A 14th-round pick in June, Pirates prospect Aaron Shackelford is confident he’ll be able to deliver similar results with the Rookie Advanced Bristol Pirates as he did during his successful collegiate career. Source: http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190730&content_id=309510250&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Patent dive

Patent dive When I wrote my post about Collect A Books, I stuck my nose into Google Patents because it was the easiest way for me to produce a citation for Bouton actually being the inventor. Once inside though I couldn’t help myself and started looking around at other patents related to baseball cards. I…

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Indians Showing Interest In Justin Smoak

Indians Showing Interest In Justin Smoak The Indians are “among [the] teams looking at” Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Smoak, a switch-hitter, is earning $8MM this year before reaching free agency at season’s end. It’s not surprising to see the Cleveland organization exploring possible offensive-oriented…

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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 29

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 29 Atlanta Braves No. 12 prospect Huascar Ynoa struck out 11 for the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers, while Baltimore Orioles No. 4 prospect Ryan Mountcastle collected three hits for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190730&content_id=309532740&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Top 75 Trade Candidates At The Deadline

Top 75 Trade Candidates At The Deadline This is the final update to our annual ranking of top trade candidates in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. You can check out the original list (and review the methodology) here and find the second list here. Essentially, we’re ordering players…

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