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Early Winners, Losers of MLB’s Biggest Offseason Trades

If we were to only look at a team's record and place in the standings, picking the winners and losers of the biggest trades made this past offseason in baseball would be simple. But where’s the fun in that?From All-Stars ... (Continue reading)

What to Expect from Dodgers’ Teen Pitching Sensation Julio Urias This Spring

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias made a statement last spring in his first big league camp, as the then-17-year-old struck out a pair of Padres as part of a scoreless inning. This year, Urias, now 18, is back in camp with the ... (Continue reading)

Will Dodgers Be Patient with Joc Pederson in World Series or Bust Pressure?

Change was the theme of the offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers, both on and off the field. It began with an overhaul of the team’s front office, as ownership hired Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi to serve as president of ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants’ Top 10 Prospects for 2015

While the San Francisco Giants’ system is top-heavy with pitching prospects, many of the organization’s top young arms profile as either back-end-starter types or guys who might not throw enough strikes to even stick in the rotation. Right-hander Kyle Crick, 22, might ... (Continue reading)

San Diego Padres’ Top 10 Prospects for 2015

If case you haven’t been paying attention, the San Diego Padres and first-time general manager A.J. Preller have been busy this offseason. Since the beginning of December, the Padres have added some of baseball’s premier right-handed power hitters through trades in ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Top 10 Prospects for 2015

The Dodgers system stands out for its collection of potential star-caliber players as well as its overall depth, with a balance of high-ceiling and high-floor talents that should have the organization in a position to succeed for years to come. 2012 ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Angels’ Top 10 Prospects for 2015

If you’re thinking the Los Angeles Angels’ farm system has a much different look today than it did a year ago, it’s probably because seven of the team’s newly ranked top 10 prospects were not even part of the organization ... (Continue reading)

Oakland Athletics’ Top 10 Prospects for 2015

Addison Russell was viewed as the only potential star in Oakland's farm system headed into 2014, but that obviously changed when he was dealt in early July to the Cubs in the Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade. Outfielder Billy McKinney, the A’s ... (Continue reading)

Biggest Takeaways/Lessons Learned from 2014 World Series Action

The 2014 season came to an end Wednesday night, as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, 3-2, to claim their third title in the last five years. Madison Bumgarner further etched ... (Continue reading)

Making Sense of Don Mattingly’s Dodgers Future in Andrew Friedman Reign

After early departures from the postseason in back-to-back years, the Los Angeles Dodgers were ready to shake things up. In previous years, that might have involved signing a big-name free agent or executing a blockbuster deal, perhaps even a managerial change. Those things ... (Continue reading)