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Baseball America’s top 100 prospects: a team-by-team breakdown
yahoo.com Updated Feb 19, 2013
For teams like the Miami Marlins and the Minnesota Twins, this is probably the closest thing they're getting to a World Series win in 2013. Baseball America released its annual list of the game's top 100 prospects on Tuesday. While Texas Rangers infield…Upvote Share Tweet
Time is now for Royals to restore winning traditionKansas City general manager Dayton Moore says he wants to grow a new generation of Royals fans. And there is a feeling that this well could be the year that tangible signs of that revitalization emerge.Upvote Share TweetThe White Sox could have had two of their key players on Team USA's roster, but for various reasons, right-hander Jake Peavy and designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn opted not to play in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
Carrasco hoping to stick in Indians rotationCarlos Carrasco has seen enough of the locker issued to him inside the Indians' player development complex in Arizona. He is ready for a new one. A stall in Progressive Field back in Cleveland would be a nice change of scenery.Upvote Share TweetWhite Sox reliever Matt Thornton underwent a precautionary MRI that confirmed inflammation in his sore left elbow and will be held out of workouts for the time being.Upvote Share Tweet
Guthrie finds home with Royals in Kansas CityRight-hander Jeremy Guthrie had other free-agent offers but he felt Kansas City was the best fit for him.Upvote Share Tweet
GM Rick Hahn with healthy take on why White Sox outperform projectionsyahoo.com Updated Feb 19, 2013PHOENIX - On Monday, Dave Cameron of Fangraphs posted about the Chicago White Sox consistently beating statistical projections, specifically those of the popular PECOTA model at Baseball Prospectus, which was introduced by Nate Silver and refined by ColUpvote Share Tweet
Worley adjusting to offseason curveballRight-hander Vance Worley is coming off elbow surgery and getting acclimated to a new team and league, but the right-hander is confident his offseason of change will lead to good things for himself and the Twins.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers team to beat in AL Central, but foes awaitIf the Tigers are confident about their ability to defend their American League Central title, they have every right to be. But as last season showed, they will have their work cut out for themselves against the revamped Indians and the rest of their di…Upvote Share Tweet
Wanting To Win NowFeb 19James Shields talks about playing for the Royals and how he can bring a winning mentality to the Royals.
Royals Sending A MessageFeb 19Ned Yost on the Royals sending a message by trading for Ervin Santana, Wade Davis, and James Shields.
Postseason PlayerFeb 19Ervin Santana talks about joining the Royals and how his experience in the postseason can help the team.
Peter King: Free agency this year loaded with talent, not big spenders; ma…Feb 19Although there are four teams with more than $30 million in cap room with the dawn of free agency two weeks away, I expect this to be a stingy season for one of the best free agent classes ever.
NBA Coast to Coast: Second-half storylines to watch in EastFeb 19Here's a look at some of the top second-half storylines to watch in the East.