Long-Term Contract For A Closer? Think K-Rod And You’ll Think Again

Apr 18, 2012 by

K-RodThe front office trend to lock up young, high-end talent is in full force– Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner signed an extension earlier this week that essentially buys out his arbitration years at guaranteed money (5 years, $35M). When moves like this involve elite talent (Bumgarner, McCutchen, Upton), they have a strong probability of ending up as team-friendly contracts.

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MLB Organizational Rankings 30-21

Mar 16, 2012 by

Keith Law (ESPN), Kevin Goldstein (Baseball Propsectus) and Marc Hulet (FanGraphs) have spent countless hours along with blood, sweat and tears making their annual organizational rankings of minor league teams.

The rankings are based solely on minor league players that haven’t qualified for their rookie seasons in the big leagues.

I’ve compiled a list of each team’s average ranking based on their lists, along with some commentary. Again, these rankings aren’t an entire reflection of young talent for a franchise—just the guys that are still on the farm.

The bottom ten teams:

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