's Around the Horn 8/22

What's your pleasure: Coverage of the pennant races? Exclusive prospect interviews? Trade coverage? Minor League stats? Hi-resolution photos? Whatever your tastes, has something for you.

Remember the old doggerel, "Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain?"  Well, someone should find some clever words that rhyme with Smoltz or Hudson, because those are the only two starting pitchers on the Braves worthy of a playoff-caliber team.  Bill Shanks of writes that Patience Wears Thin for a franchise used to having the deepest starting rotation in the league.  

You'll find prospect rankings on every baseball site. recently ran its Top 10 Prospects at Midseason for the Minnesota Twins.  

Why did Jeff Samardzija decide to shun an NFL career and instead sign with the Chicago Cubs?  Find out as Samardzija discusses his Past, Present, and Future. boasts some of the best minor league photography available on the web, as this sample Stockton Photo Gallery clearly illustrates.

At, you can view the Dodgers' Minor League Leaders at virtually every statistical category.

When analyzing prospects, it is important to remember that they are constantly evolving and trying new things.  Angels' pitching prospect Robert Fish has altered his mechanics, according to an Interview on  

Trading season is not over, it appears.  A three-way trade between the Diamondbacks, Nationals, and Red Sox has just been finalized.  Read a Profile on Boston's New Power Bat and an Interview with Arizona's New Power Arm.

Is that all?  Of course not, head to The MiLB Homepage to find your favorite team, player, or just to get the latest inside news from  Be sure to come back next week for Around the Horn.


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