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Baseball America’s top 100 prospects: a team-by-team breakdown

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…
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  • Time is now for Royals to restore winning tradition

    Time is now for Royals to restore winning tradition

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    Kansas 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.
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  • Peavy, Dunn pick White Sox camp over national squad

    Peavy, Dunn pick White Sox camp over national squad

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Carrasco hoping to stick in Indians rotation

    Carrasco hoping to stick in Indians rotation

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    Carlos 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.
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  • Thornton shut down with sore left elbow

    Thornton shut down with sore left elbow

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    White 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.
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  • Guthrie finds home with Royals in Kansas City

    Guthrie finds home with Royals in Kansas City

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie had other free-agent offers but he felt Kansas City was the best fit for him.
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  • GM Rick Hahn with healthy take on why White Sox outperform proj…

    GM Rick Hahn with healthy take on why White Sox outperform projections

    yahoo.com Feb 19, 2013
    PHOENIX - 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 Col
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  • Worley adjusting to offseason curveball

    Worley adjusting to offseason curveball

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    Right-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.
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  • Tigers team to beat in AL Central, but foes await

    Tigers team to beat in AL Central, but foes await

    MLB.com Feb 19, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Video - Wanting To Win Now 02:01

    Wanting To Win Now

    Feb 19
    James Shields talks about playing for the Royals and how he can bring a winning mentality to the Royals.
  • Video - Royals Sending A Message 00:58

    Royals Sending A Message

    Feb 19
    Ned Yost on the Royals sending a message by trading for Ervin Santana, Wade Davis, and James Shields.
  • Video - Postseason Player 01:11

    Postseason Player

    Feb 19
    Ervin Santana talks about joining the Royals and how his experience in the postseason can help the team.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Free agency this year loaded with talent, not big spenders; ma…

    Feb 19
    Although 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 East

    Feb 19
    Here's a look at some of the top second-half storylines to watch in the East.