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Spring Training is about a month away from really kicking into gear, meaning it's just about the time of year when organizational prospect rankings start trickling in. John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his rankings today, and while he likes a few of the Brewers' prospects, the organization still ranks near the bottom of the league.
28) Milwaukee Brewers: There is some talent on the pitching side but hitting looks thin.
While the system as a whole is looking better than it did a year ago following the Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum trades, the Brewers simply lack the high-ceiling guys prospect writers drool over. Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley were very solid picks in last year's first round, but you'll struggle to find people who think they'll be much more than #3 starters. That still has a ton of value -- if Jungmann or Bradley end up throwing 200 innings a year as a #3 starter, the pick will be considered a success -- but it won't rank you highly...
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Prince Fielder has finally found a new home and it’s one that he is very familiar should be familiar with. The all-star first baseman has signed a nine year, $214MM contract to play for the Detroit Tigers, where he once roamed around by his father’s side as a 12-year old.
The contract is the fourth largest deal in baseball history in terms of total dollars behind Alex Rodriguez’s...
"There's a reason that, when I talked to one rival AL Central club official Tuesday afternoon, he said both 'I give them credit' and 'They're one of the teams you hate (because of the money they're spending).'"
The Tigers have agreed to sign Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $200MM contract Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets.
Left-hander Mitch Stetter and right-hander Sean Green agreed Monday to minor league contracts with the Rangers that include invitations to major league spring training.
Prince Fielder will sign with Detroit, for nine years and $214 million. Wow.Any comment, Mr. Oswalt?Two X references in one day. I better stop now.
Signing Fielder makes the Tigers the most likely playoff team in all of baseball for 2012. The other four teams in the American League Central could merge and the Tigers might win the division anyway.
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's desire to win the World Series. On Tuesday, the Tigers owner shocked the baseball galaxy when he gave the richest contract in club history to free agent Prince Fielder.
Prince Fielder is headed for Motown. After biding his time this offseason, the game's top remaining free agent agreed to a massive nine-year, $214 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.
Before I get into this post, I want to take a second to highly recommend Pirates Prospects' 2012 Prospect Guide. The 2011 version was invaluable to me when I was in Bradenton last spring and throughout the year as I tried to keep up with the Pirates' minor league system. The 2012 book is every bit as comprehensive. I can't imagine anyone anywhere knows more about the...
It’s been a slow week for Pirates news and discussion, but the Bucs’ minor league system has been getting some attention lately…and there’s nothing else to talk about…so here goes:
John Sickels of MinorLeagueBall.com ranked the Pirates’ overall minor league system 12th in MLB. That’s obviously not where we want it to be, but it is still a vast improvement over past...