1. Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins Vying for Mike Lowell?

    Mlbtraderumors.com reports that the Twins and Rangers are the two teams rumored to be most interested in acquiring Mike Lowell from the Red Sox. Makes sense to me...

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  2. San Francisco Giants Benefiting from AL Cast-Offs

    The current conventional wisdom is that the AL is the better of the two major leagues. The Giants seem to be taking advantage of this fact...

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  3. Comments on Tonight's Giants-A's Game

    I love major league baseball. I’ll grant that NBA basketball, premier league soccer and professional boxing (because of the price you pay if you aren’t good, and except ...

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  4. Major League Baseball: 1975 - The Worst Draft Ever

    Almost certainly the worst job Major League Baseball teams ever did of handicapping baseball talent happened in the 1975 Draft. It was a bad, bad draft on many levels. The first player selected was my all-time biggest draft bust: Danny Goodwin...

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  5. Mike Stanton, Carlos Santana, Jose Tabata: MLB's Recent Call-Ups

    A few more minor league hot-shots have been called up the last few days. Mike Stanton was finally called up by the Marlins and went 3-for-5 in his first game...

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  6. Why They Love Joe Mauer in Minnesota

    Here’s video of the catch Joe Mauer made yesterday on a foul pop-up where he reached around the netting behind homeplate to make a snow-cone catch. Just a fantastic play from a guy who always seems to know what he’s doing on a baseball field.

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  7. MLB Draft: It Ain't Easy to Pick 'Em

    As you may have noticed, it’s Draft Madness Week here at Burly’s Baseball Musings. However, no matter how much die-hard baseball fans get into the Draft (and I do every ...

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  8. Biggest MLB Draft Busts: Part II (1984-1994)

    Back in March I posted Biggest Draft Busts, Part I, which listed the biggest draft failures selected from 1995 through 2004. I had originally intended to go back to 1985, but the post got too long, so I decided to break it in half and make two posts...

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  9. Brighter Days Ahead in Pittsburgh?

    As I mentioned in the previous post, Baseball America liked the Pirates’ selecting Jamison Taillon and Stetson Allie with their first two picks of the draft...

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  10. 2010 MLB Draft Results: More Comments

    To my great surprise only four of the Giants’ first thirty picks in this year’s draft were high school players...

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  11. MLB Draft Results: MinnesotaTwins Draftees

    Here’s a list of the first 18 players selected by the Twins in this year’s MLB draft from mlb.com, which may grow as the Twins continue to draft players...

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  12. 2010 MLB Draft Tracker: San Francisco Giants' Draft Picks – Rounds 2-9

    Second Round (74 overall) Jarrett Parker OF Virginia: Parker actually hit better his sophomore year than he did this year. In 2009 he hit .355 with a 1.114 OPS. Both numbers fell this year to ...

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  13. 2010 MLB Draft Results: First-Round Picks

    The first round (including supplementals) of the 2010 MLB Draft is in the books. There were a few surprises (at least based on the mock drafts I saw), with Cal State Fullerton SS Christian ...

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  14. Ubaldo Jimenez: How Good has the Colorado Rockies Ace Been?

    How good has Ubaldo Jimenez been through 11 starts in 2010? Almost unbelievably good. Everyone knows, or should know, that Coors Field in mile-high Denver, is far and away the best place to hit in the major leagues...

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  15. San Francisco Giants Notes

    The Giants called up Pat Burrell after five games at Fresno in which he went 5 for 14 with a homerun. To make room, they designated Brandon Medders for assignment...

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  16. This and That

    I was busy the last few days preparing for a trial that was scheduled to begin on June 14, but was pushed back today until April 11, 2011. Such are the courts in California...

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  17. Freak Injuries and the Other Kind

    How do you hurt yourself jumping on home plate? Injuries can happen any time in a million different ways. Ask Kendry Morales...

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  18. Doc Halladay's Perfecto and Related Musings

    As I’m sure you’ve heard, Roy Halladay threw the season’s second perfect game and third no-hitter of the season against the Marlins yesterday...

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  19. San Francisco Giants Notes

    Matt Cain threw a one-hitter tonight and was absolutely masterful. He had great command, particularly of the fastball, and there wasn’t much the Diamondbacks could do...

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  20. Los Angeles Dodgers Switch Former San Francisco Giants

    The Los Angeles Dodgers designated RHP Ramon Ortiz for assignment today to make room for RHP Justin Miller...

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  21. How Ya' Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm?

    Here’s a short list of the minor league super-prospects that have been on my radar (and a lot of other people’s) in a big way. Buster Posey, C Giants. After 45 AAA games, Buster is hitting ...

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  22. Garrett Wittels' College Hitting Streak

    A college player named Garrett Wittels, who plays for Florida International University (FIU), now has hit safely in 49 straight games...

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  23. The Bryce Harper Legend Grows

    His team facing elimination in the Junior College West Regionals, Bryce Harper went 6 for 6 with four home runs, a triple, a double, and 10 RBI in a game this weekend...

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  24. Oakland A's Eric Chavez Should Retire

    As you probably know, Eric Chavez is back on the disabled list with what an MRI shows to be a bulging disk in his neck. Chavez admits that the new injury may be career threatening, but he is unwilling to make any decisions about retirement at this time...

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  25. Top Shelf Talent, Cheap Price: Reds' Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix, Not For DeRosa

    I’m a big fan of the platoon option as a low cost, or at least lower cost, option to get major league offense out of a position where you don’t have a good every day option...

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