top prospects

Jose Quintana was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Chicago Cubs
Over the offseason the Chicago White Sox loaded up on prospects when they traded their star ace Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals. Since then, baseball has been waiting for the team to trade their next best starter after Sale, Jose Quintana. It was never a question of “if” but a question of “when, where and for how much.” Thursday morning, those questions were, somewhat shockingly, all answered. The Chicago White Sox made a big trade with their crosstown rivals the Chicago Cubs. The trade seems like a fair one, but […]

Crosstown rivals CAN make a trade! Cubs, White Sox make ...

top draft pick, Taylor Ward
Angels’ top draft pick Taylor Ward is making a name for himself, gets invite to big league camp It isn’t exactly unheard of for a first-round draft pick to be invited to big league spring training camp. It gives coaches a chance to get an up-close and personal look at their newest top prospect. However, in the case of the Los Angeles Angels’ top draft pick in the 2015 amateur draft Taylor Ward, he has certainly earned his spot with the team in Tempe this spring. Ward was, at first an unpopular pick by the Angels, at least according to both […]

Angels’ top draft pick from 2015 gets invite to big ...

jacob nottingham, matt olson, khris davis
Baseball Prospectus favors Jacob Nottingham, while MLB Pipeline thinks Matt Olson is the better choice When Baseball Prospectus and MLB Pipeline released their lists of the top 100 (or in the case of BP the top 101) prospects in Major League Baseball on Friday, four of the Oakland Athletics’ prospects combined to make it onto the lists. Franklin Barreto, the number one prospect in the A’s organization, was ranked the highest coming in at number 26 and number 23 respectively. Left-handed strikeout machine Sean Manaea also donned both lists first at number 45 for Baseball Prospectus and number 68 on MLB […]

Baseball Prospectus & MLB Pipeline can’t agree: Nottingham or Olson?

jack Zduriencik
GM Jack Zduriencik hasn’t been able to duplicate the success he had in Milwaukee to Seattle The Seattle Mariners made the announcement Friday morning that they have relieved general manager Jack Zduriencik of his duties and that assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will be the interim GM for the remainder of the 2015 season. This move by the Mariners is not much of a surprise. Zduriencik was hired by Seattle in October 2008, mainly due to his ability to draft and develop prospects. In his previous position Zduriencik was the Brewers director of scouting and was responsible for stocking the Brewers farm system with future […]

GM Jack Zduriencik fired by Seattle Mariners

Oakland Athletics, billy beane
This is in case you missed it because, well, I did. I admit it. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser wrote on Friday, “It’s also a strong bet that the A’s will follow the trend of other teams in recent years and promote Beane to a team-president-level title and assistant general manager David Forst to general manager this winter, with Beane still maintaining overall control of major baseball decisions.” Beane became the A’s GM in late 1997. He’s guided the A’s to win the division six times, finish second in the division six times and taken them to the postseason […]

ICYMI: A’s GM Billy Beane may be up for a ...

The Oakland Athletics built for the future this trade deadline. What does that future actually look like, and when will it be? Step into our time machine. Chances are, if you’re a fan of the Oakland Athletics you are a bit sick of losing and not too happy that Billy Beane has, for all intents and purposes, thrown up the white flag and given up on the 2015 season. However, it doesn’t appear that you’ll have to wait long for the team to be back in contention. It’s true, the Oakland Athletics are rebuilding. General manager Billy Beane has done […]

Forecasting the future Oakland Athletics

Johnny Cueto
The Astros have been linked to Johnny Cueto rumors for weeks. Now we ask, do they actually have the pieces to get a deal done?  The Houston Astros need to add a veteran starter if they want to go deep into October. As things stand today, the Astros have a real chance to return to the postseason for the first time since they were in the World Series in 2005, still representing the National League.  Now in the American League, having been moved into their new division prior to the 2013 season, their chances of winning the AL Western Division […]

Do the Astros have what it takes to land Johnny ...