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2015 MLB Draft: Top 400 Prospects

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I could continue to tweak this up to the draft. Just scrolling thru it, there are things I'd like to change but that's how it works. These are MY top 400 prospects, not a consensus list.

Matt Garrioch, Minor League Ball

Clayton Richard to remain with Pirates

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Richard was once a reasonably good starting pitcher with the Padres, topping 200 innings in 2010 and 2012 and posting decent results while playing half his games in pitcher-friendly PETCO Park. He's struggled with injuries the last two seasons and didn't pitch in the big leagues at all in 2014, which is why he's going to stay in Bradenton for now. He did, however, have four reasonably good outings in Spring Training this year.

Charlie Wilmoth, Bucs Dugout

Red Sox think Moncada-type contracts are OK

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"If teams want to explore the international market and they value a player at $30 million or $60 million or $100 million, by all means they should be entitled to write a check for $30 million or $60 million or $100 million. I think that what’s often lost is at the expense of a formal entrance to professional baseball in America through an international draft. We’d be limiting the ability of players to negotiate true market value. And in a country based on free market, that stands opposed to a number of principles."

Boston Herald

Dioner Navarro spoke with Blue Jays GM regarding trade speculation

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In other words, if a trade is merely days away, Navarro doesn’t know about it. The catcher also told MLBTR that he hasn’t given any thought to where he might potentially be a good fit. In the interim, his plan is to do whatever is asked of him, even if he’s not all that gung ho about playing primarily in the DH spot.

MLB Trade Rumors

So, does that make him a worthwhile target for Boston? That's what the front office is currently...

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So, does that make him a worthwhile target for Boston? That's what the front office is currently debating, as it wouldn't be Beckett or Lester that Garza is replacing in the rotation. Most likely, it would be Aaron Cook, whose tightrope act with his sinker failed against the Blue Jays this past weekend as he gave up two homers. His ERA+ is still 124, but if you'd like to bet that the hurler with a home run rate that equals his K/BB is going to help the Red Sox get into the postseason more than Matt Garza would -- in either 2013 or 2013 -- then by all means, explain.

Is Matt Garza Worth It To The Red Sox? - Over the Monster We were just asking this exact question in the Red Sox Rumors post...

1) Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (previously #5) 2) Wil Myers, OF, Kansas City Royals...

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1) Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (previously #5) 2) Wil Myers, OF, Kansas City Royals (previously #14) 3) Trevor Bauer, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (previously #7) 4) Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles (previously #19) 5) Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners (previously #15) 6) Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (11) 7) Danny Hultzen, LHP, Seattle Mariners (25) 8) Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles (8) 9) Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (62) 10) Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (16)

Top 120 Prospect List for 2012: Midseason Revision - Minor League Ball

Following Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Reds, the Mets announced that they have designated...

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Following Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Reds, the Mets announced that they have designated beleaguered reliever D.J. Carrasco for assignment following a couple of rough games — not to mention a woeful year in 2011 — at Citi Field. Carrasco was given a two-year deal after Sandy Alderson took over the team eighteen months ago, but he's been mostly terrible in a Mets uniform.

Mets DFA D.J. Carrasco, Recall Robert Carson From Double-A - Amazin' Avenue

After making a major deal to shape their World Series-winning roster last season, ESPN's Buster...

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After making a major deal to shape their World Series-winning roster last season, ESPN's Buster Olney spoke with executives that expect the St. Louis Cardinals to be aggressive on the trade market once again in 2012. The piece is Insider-only, but it leads with Olney wondering whether, "There be owners who convince themselves that they're destined to be the 2012 version of Bill DeWitt, holding up a championship trophy at the end." Talking to executives, Olney lists the Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers as three teams that could be out looking for big upgrades in 2012. Last year, the Cardinals made a controversial deal that sent Colby Rasmus to Toronto for a package led by Edwin Jackson, but GM John Mozeliak was ultimately vindicated by the team's victory in the World Series.

Cardinals Rumors 2012: Executives Expect St. Louis To Be Aggressive This Summer - SB Nation St. Louis

Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has already missed 48 games due to a 100-game suspension...

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Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo has already missed 48 games due to a 100-game suspension in September of 2011 for a second violation of the MLB's performance-enhancing substance policy, but Major League Baseball dropped the suspension due to procedural issues similar to the ones that cleared Ryan Braun of any wrongdoing and the 33-year-old backstop is eligible to play immediately, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Eliezer Alfonzo's Drug Suspension Overturned; 100-Game Ban Lifted - Purple Row

Justin Thomas, designated for assignment earlier this week in order to make room for Daniel Nava on...

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Justin Thomas, designated for assignment earlier this week in order to make room for Daniel Nava on the 40-man roster, was claimed by the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon.

Yankees Claim Justin Thomas Off Waivers - Over the Monster