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The House Flight: Week of 3/17 to 3/23/2014

In case you weren’t paying attention… I think @HustonStreet just smiled at me. pic.twitter.com/fieGqTxrPG — Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) March 19, 2014 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Padres Pitching Trends: Situational Starting Pitcher Splits A Ballpark For San Diego Photo courtesy of Model Works LA, Inc Prospects Gone Astray: Brandon Wood Edition Oh! “Astray...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospects Gone Astray: Brandon Wood Edition

The San Diego Padres signed shortstop Brandon Wood this January. The now 29-year-old Wood hit .226/.262/.329 in 2013, splitting time between Triple-A Omaha (KC) and Norfolk (KC). He was supposed to be inking a monster free agent contract right around this time but, instead, he signed one of those deals that, were in printed in an actual, physical paper, would be strategically placed...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 1/20/14

Interest in Forsythe Increasing According to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com (via Twitter), multiple clubs have contacted the Padres about utility man Logan Forsythe. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reported last week (Twitter links) that the Yankees inquired about trading for some of San Diego’s infield depth, noting that Forsythe is the most realistic target. Last season, after...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Brandon Wood From Kansas City Royals

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals have agreed to trade third baseman Brandon Wood from the Royals to the Orioles for cash considerations. Wood will be assigned to their Triple-A Norfolk minor league affiliate. Once considered a top prospect with the Los Angeles Angels, Wood has struggled and now finds himself fighting to stay in the game. The post Baltimore Orioles Acquire...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wood's homer in 9th lifts Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Wood believes he can still fulfill his potential, and the Kansas City Royals are willing to give him that chance. Wood hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Kansas City a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. When he was 20, Wood set California League records with 43 home runs and 101 extra-base hits in 2005. That eye...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kinsler, Rangers upended by Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brandon Wood believes he can still fulfill his potential, and the Kansas City Royals are willing to give him that chance. Wood hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Kansas City a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. When he was 20, Wood set California League records with 43 home runs and 101 extra-base hits in 2005. That...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Fourteen Players, Three Roster Spots

For the first time in several years, the Royals lineup, starting rotation and bullpen is pretty much set, barring injuries. But opportunities exist for some players to get a spot on the bench. It’s likely Manager Ned Yost will go with 12 pitchers and a backup catcher. Add the eight position players and the designated hitter and there’s only three reserve player spots available...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fifth spot in the Angels rotation up for grabs

It's taken him a while, but Angels right-hander Jerome Williams finally made his pitch to be the team's fifth starter. On a minor league field in Phoenix, Williams worked three scoreless innings Monday against the Oakland A's in a Triple-A game. It marked his spring debut after he was slowed by a strained left hamstring. The job of No. 5 starter figured to be his all...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies 11, Padres 2

Jeremy Guthrie pitched four solid innings, Willin Rosario hit a three-run homer during Colorado's eight-run seventh inning and the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Monday. Guthrie, acquired in a Feb. 6 trade with Baltimore, gave up a home run to Cameron Maybin to lead off the game. The right-hander allowed just one hit the rest of the way while striking out three. ...
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March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals 5, Rockies 2

Luis Mendoza is making quite an impression with the Kansas City Royals. Mendoza struck out three in working four scoreless innings and Billy Butler hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Royals defeated Colorado 5-2. The Rockies have lost five straight. Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, allowed just two hits, both to Brandon Wood. Mendoza has given up three...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler has two-run homer for Royals in win

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Billy Butler hit a two-run homer and Luis Mendoza worked four scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Saturday. Butler, who is 7 for 15 in six spring training games, homered in the fifth with Eric Hosmer aboard. Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, gave up just two hits, both to Brandon Wood, and struck...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Butler has two-run homer for Royals in win

Billy Butler hit a two-run homer and Luis Mendoza worked four scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Saturday. Butler, who is 7 for 15 in six spring training games, homered in the fifth with Eric Hosmer aboard. Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, gave up just two hits, both to Brandon Wood, and struck out three. He has...
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March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

A Trip Around The Minors: California League

Our final stop amongst the High-A leagues takes us to the West Coast and the California League, which has been in existence for nearly 80 full seasons. It established itself in 1941 as a Class D league with eight teams. When the United States entered World War II after their inaugural season, the league downsized to four teams in 1942 before stopping operations for the rest of...
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March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer, Brandon Wood headline Rockies' non-roster invitees

Among the 21 non-roster players the Rockies invited to spring training are eight players with major league experience.
Via Denver Post
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Advantage of Low Expectations by M.J. Lloyd

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies have added quite a bit of new faces for the 2012 season

The Colorado Rockies have underwent a lot of change since last September and a lot of it is positive. Here is a look at the new guys for 2012: In the field: The Rockies could have four new starters in 2012 in the field. Ramon Hernandez is the likely starting catcher for the Rockies and he should love playing at Coors Field. Michael Cuddyer will be the new RF for the Rockies in...
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January 13, 2012  |  1 Comment

Fall League ends; Rockies sign Wood to minor-league deal

SCOTTSDALE — The third baseman of the future plays one more Arizona Fall League game tonight. Nolan Arenado has gone from intriguing prospect to a legtimate competitor for a big league roster spot in spring training. Such is the case when a 20-year-old dominates the fall league after driving in 122 RBIs for Class-A Modesto. Still, jumping from Class-A to the big leagues is a quantum...
Via All Things Rockies
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Offseason Notes for November 18th

A Best Buy in Ranch Cucamonga at which Brandon Wood probably shopped while hitting 43 homers. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. SCOUT Leaderboards: Arizona Fall League 3. Projecting: ZiPS for Chicago (AL) Assorted Headlines All the nerd that’s fit to print. Colorado Signs Former Uberprospect Wood...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Decision Day

As you likely know by now, today is the day the Pirates have to finalize their 40-man roster for the Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 draft. Both WTM and Tim have good preveiws (Bucs Dugout, Pirates Prospects) and I'd recommend that you read them, because the Pirates have quite a few decisions to make today. As it stands right now, the Bucs have 34 players on the 40-man roster...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Decision Day

As you likely know by now, today is the day the Pirates have to finalize their 40-man roster for the Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 draft. Both WTM and Tim have good preveiws (Bucs Dugout, Pirates Prospects) and I'd recommend that you read them, because the Pirates have quite a few decisions to make today. As it stands right now, the Bucs have 34 players on the 40-man roster...
Via Where Is Andy Van Slyke
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

The Colorado Rockies sign Brandon Wood

The Rockies have signed 26-year old righty swinging infielder Brandon Wood to a minor league deal. Wood played in 105 games for the Angels & Pirates last year and he was 54 for 250 (.216 avg, .610 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 7 homers and 31 RBIs. He has now played in 272 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 130 for 700 (.186 avg, .513 OPS) with 65 runs scored...
Via Rockies Locker
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Rox sign Wood to compete for third-base job

The Rockies have reached a Minor League agreement with infielder Brandon Wood, who hit .216 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs in 105 games last season with the Angels and Pirates.
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Discussion: Potential minor league free agents of note

I’m going to focus on the external options here, as we’ve already reviewed the Phillies minor league free agents. You can check all minor league free agents using BA’s tracker here. I just picked out a few guys I find interesting. None of these guys are likely to be big time MLB contributors in 2012 or any time, for that matter, but they might be good depth guys who can fill...
Via Phuture Phillies
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Offseason Primer - Part 4: The Hot Corner

By Jonathan Northrop - Angelswin.com Columnist This is the fourth part in a seven-part series. The previous three parts can be found here:Part One: Intro and Catcher Part Two: First Base and Designated Hitter Part Three: The Middle Infield There's No Glausing Over It: A Troublesome Recent PastAs I mentioned in Part One, recent history for the Angels has been particularly problematic...
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November 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Free Agents

The following Pittsburgh Pirates have elected for minor league free agency, per Baseball America: RHP: Jose Ascanio (AAA), Anthony Claggett (AA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Sean Gallagher (AAA), Kevin Hart (AAA), Aaron Heilman (AAA), Steven Jackson (AAA), Brett Sinkbeil (AA), Tyler Yates (AAA) LHP: Dan Meyer (AAA), Garrett Olson (AAA), Justin Thomas (AAA), Aaron Thompson (AAA), Donald...
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November 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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