Scout's Eye: Pitching

It's a cool August evening in the Midwest League and a Cleveland Indians' scout sits down and gathers his rosters and jots down some pre-game notes before a game between the Fort Wayne Wizards of the San Diego Padres organization, and the Lansing Lugnuts. The game was in Lansing, the Toronto Blue Jays Class A affiliate.
January 19, 2006

Prospect Positionals: Starting Pitching

Remember when starting pitching was the depth in the M's farm system? Nowadays, there is depth, but the quality at the top is lacking, partially due to injuries and partially due to empty drafts.
December 3, 2005

Arizona Fall League Update: Week 4

Last week we had a one-way conversation about the definition of "javelina" and "saguaro" and as juicy and exciting as that discussion must have been for all of you, I've decided to step things up a little bit and go javelina wild on the trivia – since everyone loves trivia – and I promise to keep it to baseball this time.
October 31, 2005

AFL Update: Week 3

The Peoria Javelinas. That's the Arizona Fall League club that six M's minor leaguers are suiting up for during the five-week schedule in the desert. By the way, ever wondered what in the world a "Javelina" is? Me, too. So I used google for the 54th billion time this week, and according to Princeton University, a "Javelina" is a Peccary.
October 24, 2005

Arizona Fall League Update: Week 1

The Arizona Fall League is under way with top prospects Adam Jones, Jeff Clement and Clint Nageotte representing the Seattle Mariners.
October 10, 2005

Arizona Fall League Preview

While the Major League playoffs gets under way later this evening, the Arizona Fall League has dozens of top prospects starting the fall season, and the Mariners sent their top two talents to the desert.
October 4, 2005