5:10 PM EST, Wed January 28, 2015
South Side Sox 2 hours ago

White Sox sign Gordan Beckham; designate Dayan Viciedo for assignment

The White Sox add a familiar face to the bench and end one of the strangest offseason stories in a while. In a move that had been hoped for by Soxfest attendees, the White Sox have signed Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million deal.  To make room for Beckham on the 40-man roster, the White Sox have designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. During sessions this past weekend, Rick Hahn did mention that they were still looking to add a right-handed utility infielder.  Based on today's comments from Rick Hahn, Beckham does seem to be destined for a utility role. Adding Gordon...
Twinkie Town 2 hours ago

Keith Law's 2015 minor league team rankings: Twins second

Minnesota enters 2015 with one of the strongest farm systems in baseball. There aren't a lot of things to like about a string of losing seasons, but having one of the top picks in the MLB draft is a silver lining. The Twins have added Byron Buxton (1, via our own community vote), Kohl Stewart (5), and Nick Gordon (7) as their top pick these last three seasons, but it's more than the draft that creates the system's strength. High-profile international signings like Miguel Sano (2), Jorge Polanco (9),  Lewis Thorpe (11), and Max Kepler (12) combine with trade targets Alex Meyer (4) and...
Bless You Boys 3 hours ago

Tigers dead last in ESPN's farm system rankings

Keith Law of ESPN has published his annual organization rankings, and he has the Tigers dead last among the 30 major league baseball clubs. ESPN's Keith Law has come out with his annual organization rankings, and he rates the Detroit Tigers system dead last among the 30 major league baseball organizations. In fact, Law says, "I don't think it's even particularly close". In the video clip that accompanies the rankings, Law gives his rationale for the last place ranking. Nick Castellanos is starting in the major leagues. Five of the other top ten prospects from the 2014 rankings have been...
News-Herald 17 hours ago
Cleveland Indians: James Ramsey has chance to flourish in Tribe system

Cleveland Indians: James Ramsey has chance to flourish in Tribe system

Pop quiz: Who did the Indians get when they traded Justin Masterson to St. Louis at the trade deadline last year?No, not Zach Walters. That was the Asdrubal Cabrera trade with Washington.For Masterson, the Indians got outfielder James Ramsey who, unlike Walters, was not brought to the big-league club.

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Twins' farm system again ranked No. 2 by ESPN analyst

Twins' farm system again ranked No. 2 by ESPN analyst

The Twins have been stuck in a four-year meltdown on the major league level, but their minor league system still rates highly, at least according to ESPN's highly respected analyst, Keith Law.

3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' victory over the Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Bulls improved to 30-17 with Tuesday's overtime road victory over the Warriors. Here are three observations:

3-pointers: Breaking down Bulls' victory over the Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Bulls improved to 30-17 with Tuesday's overtime road victory over the Warriors. Here are three observations:
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago

Third base prospect Giovanny Urshela on track to be ready for spring training: Cleveland Indians notes

The Indians consider him the most skilled defensive third baseman in their organization. They also named him the recipient of the Lou Boudreau Award, given to the top position player in the farm system. Should Lonnie Chisenhall falter, Urshela could get a look.
Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza

Cubs fans in dress coats and slacks paused Wednesday on their morning walks to work to pay tribute to Mr. Cub.

Mr. Cub takes up residence at Daley Plaza

Cubs fans in dress coats and slacks paused Wednesday on their morning walks to work to pay tribute to Mr. Cub.
Plain Dealer 9 hours ago

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona: defensive shifts can't be banned

New Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's open for discussing a ban on defensive shifts to improve offense, but manager Terry Francona says that would be "opening a can of worms."

Derrick Rose scores 30 points in overtime victory as he builds momentum

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jimmy Butler's illness forced him to miss Tuesday night's 113-111 victory in overtime against the Warriors, preventing the preferred and anticipated battle of the backcourts.
K.c. Johnson / Chicago Tribune 15 hours ago

Derrick Rose scores 30 points in overtime victory as he builds momentum

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jimmy Butler's illness forced him to miss Tuesday night's 113-111 victory in overtime against the Warriors, preventing the preferred and anticipated battle of the backcourts.
News-Herald 17 hours ago
Cleveland Indians: Yan Gomes entering prime years of his career

Cleveland Indians: Yan Gomes entering prime years of his career

Nobody had a better look at Corey Kluber's Cy Young season than Yan Gomes.The Indians' catcher not only had a front-row seat, he contributed to it. Whenever he is asked about his historic 2014 season, Kluber is quick to give plenty of credit to Gomes, who in his first full season as an everyday player quickly emerged as one of the top all-around catchers in the American League.
Plain Dealer 18 hours ago

How Cleveland Indians pitching prospect Dylan Baker emerged from the Alaskan tundra

"I didn't think it was going to happen, especially playing in Juneau and never being scouted," Baker said. "It's pretty much just a dream."

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