The Cubs signed right-hander Carlos Pimentel and outfielder Mike Baxter to minor league deals as the days count down until spring training. I threw in some Hot Stove news and Day One of the Caribbean World Series.
February 3, 2015
The clubs in Arizona won, but the rest of the system faced some struggles. Centerfielders Aaron Cunningham, Rymer Liriano and Yoan Alcantara provided most of the offensive highlights, while top prospects Simon Castro and Jason Hagerty had nights to forget.
The San Diego Padres today announced they have acquired infielder Alberto Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Erik Davis and cash considerations. In addition, the club has placed outfielder Mike Baxter on the 60-day disabled list.
When I read a top prospect lists my eyes always go first to the individual rankings of the players and whether or not I agree with them...
February 6, 2011
We went over some of the top hitting and pitching prospects from this years' Pacific League Portland Beavers with Randy Smith to get his impressions on their seasons and what they have been doing in the Instructional Leagues.
January 2, 2011
Summary: A lot of moving parts, as usual, for the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate, which will move south in 2011. The veterans carried much of the load here while one player met his potential with a big season.
November 22, 2010
It wasn't hard to find hitters in the final month of the season. John Conniff didn't need to do much to find candidates at each level, with a monster month by several blowing away the rest of the competition.
September 11, 2010
Portland, OR: Mike Baxter, 25, was selected in the ninth round of the 2005 draft out of Vanderbilt University. Throughout his tenure with the organization Baxter has continually proven that he can hit at each level the team has put him, with last year's first half in San Antonio being the best example of what he can do best, hit for average, draw walks and punch the ball into the gaps.
September 2, 2010