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Trade Analysis: Mets Trade Collin Cowgill to Angels for Speedy Prospect Kyle Johnson

Trade Analysis: Mets Trade Collin Cowgill to Angels for Speedy Prospect Kyle Johnson

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:01 am | One comment

On Tuesday, the New York Mets agreed to trade outfielder Collin Cowgill to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for prospect Kyle Johnson. A fairly minor move, neither of the names involved in the deal are widely recognizable. Taking a closer look though, this seemingly small...

Posted in: News, Trades and Free Agent Signings

2013 MLB Draft Day 1 Recap: Washington Nationals Find Their Hidden Gem

2013 MLB Draft Day 1 Recap: Washington Nationals Find Their Hidden Gem

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:37 am | 3 comments

Heading into the draft, I mapped out the Washington Nationals' unique situation for DistrictSportsPage.com, in my article Washington Nationals MLB Draft Preview: Local Prospects and Hidden Gems. I wrote-up extensive reports on many of the prospects that the Nats had scouted...

Posted in: Draft Scouting Reports, News

2013 MLB Draft Scouting Report with Video: Andy McGuire, James Madison High School (VA)

2013 MLB Draft Scouting Report with Video: Andy McGuire, James Madison High School (VA)

By | June 6, 2013 at 5:12 am | 4 comments

Background Andy McGuire looks like one of those kids that was born to play baseball. He's blessed with all of the tools for stardom. He's got the size and the body--with a 6'2" 200-pound frame that looks like it was carved out of marble by Michelangelo--to go with all...

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Interview with 2013 MLB Draft Prospect Errol Robinson

Interview with 2013 MLB Draft Prospect Errol Robinson

By | June 5, 2013 at 10:40 am | No comments

St. John's College High School shortstop, Errol Robinson, has quickly developed into one of the nation's premier shortstops (background and scouting report). Though he'd always dreamed of earning a baseball scholarship from a top college, and ultimately playing professional...

Posted in: MLB Draft, News, Prospect Spotlight

Win Like a Champion: An Interview with Farragut Admirals Baseball Coach Matt Buckner

Win Like a Champion: An Interview with Farragut Admirals Baseball Coach Matt Buckner

By | May 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm | One comment

  When an outsider thinks of Knoxville, Tennessee and its surrounding suburbs, the first things that come to mind are probably country music, Pat Summitt, the Smokey Mountains and whiskey--not necessarily in that order. Generally, it's not baseball. That sounds...

Posted in: Coach Interview, News, Opinion

How to Throw the Knuckle Curve by Coach Fred Corral

By | March 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm | No comments

Memphis Tigers pitching coach Fred Corral gives a great run-through on how to through a quality knuckle curve....

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Mike Kickham

Mike Kickham

By | February 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm | One comment

The above footage is of San Francisco Giants prospect Mike Kickham pitching against the Harrisburg Senators on August 29th, 2012. Facing a lineup that included top prospect Anthony Rendon, Brian Goodwin and Destin Hood, Kickham allowed just 2 earned runs through 6.1...

Posted in: Baseball Prospects, Scouting Video, Video

Washington Nationals Win with Adam LaRoche Signing; Mike Morse Still a Keeper

Washington Nationals Win with Adam LaRoche Signing; Mike Morse Still a Keeper

By | January 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm | No comments

// //   According to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore, the Nationals have signed Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal worth approximately $24 million. LaRoche's new contract includes a mutual option for 2015. After spending the offseason fielding outside bids,...

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Lefty-Poor Washington Nationals Suffer Net Loss this Offseason

Lefty-Poor Washington Nationals Suffer Net Loss this Offseason

By | January 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm | One comment

  It's hard to top a 98-win season, but the Nationals are trying to nevertheless. So far this offseason, they've shaken up their young roster. After watching their young team dominate opponents for 162 games last year, only to witness their collapse under the...

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Trade Analysis: Indians Deal Shin-Soo Choo for Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and More

Trade Analysis: Indians Deal Shin-Soo Choo for Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and More

By | December 12, 2012 at 12:41 am | 3 comments

// // A few hours ago, the baseball media airwaves were abuzz with the Yankees' Kevin Youkilis signing. It was probably the loudest one-year deal baseball has ever seen. But then came the Indians. Cleveland managed to outshine New York last night, completing a...

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