What to do about Elvis?

There's this story about a young pitcher whose team had no choice but to expose him to the Rule 5 draft.  They rolled the dice and lost, with another team scooping him up.  The young pitcher was hit hard in spring training, and was used mostly in a mop-up role, compiling a 6.49 ERA while … Continue reading What to do about Elvis?

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Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff

Greetings to all from sunny Florida.  Ok, points between the Sarasota and Toronto airports might be more like it. Spring training is starting to wind down, and more and more prospects are being sent to minor league camp from the big league version. Some updates from a week spend in the south.... -as you no … Continue reading Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff

It’s About Time: Blue Jays to Raise Minor Leaguers’ Pay

I have to admit to being a bit confused. A little over a month ago, Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro, when questioned about the incredibly low wages minor leaguers receive, said, "look, it's short-sighted to just say 'pay them more'," sighting improvements in a whole host of areas in the Blue Jays player development system.  … Continue reading It’s About Time: Blue Jays to Raise Minor Leaguers’ Pay

Jon Harris Knows He Has to be Better

Through 4 starts last June, New Hampshire's Jonathan Harris was all but unhittable. The 2015 1st round pick from Missouri State allowed but 2 earned runs during that stretch, which he kicked off with 6 no-hit innings against Akron, who he would stymie again in the Eastern League finals two months later. With added velocity … Continue reading Jon Harris Knows He Has to be Better