Category Archives: Minor Leagues

Bryce Harper’s road is just beginning

LAKEWOOD, N.J. I can’t get a read on Bryce Harper. He’s both one of the top two prospects in baseball and an 18-year-old kid. He’s an accomplished and talented phenom, but also a raw and developing minor leaguer. He could be ready for the big leagues now, or he might need a full year in

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Minor League Opening Day!

It’s going to be a week or more before I get to a game in the great Garden State, but it’s still wonderful to know that, across the country dozens teams are taking the field. And MiLB.com has a great new feature on its schedule page: Rather than sifting through the long list of every

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Missing out on New Jersey’s openers

Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to make it to the Trenton Thunder home opener on the 14th. But Kei Igawa will. (Thanks to Paul for the heads-up.) It turns out that Brian Cashman’s biggest bust — and the all-time wins leader (32) at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, which earned him the cover spot on their record

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Rediscovered: Taylor Buchholz as a BlueClaw

Just came across this in a folder of BlueClaws papers I have. It’s a 2002 schedule card (brochure size — it measures roughly 3 inches across by 8 inches down) signed by Taylor Buchholz. Buchholz was Lakewood’s opening day starter in the BlueClaws’ inaugural season, throwing the first pitch in franchise history in Kannapolis, N.C.

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Just whose Bears are these, anyway?

As the Newark Bears prepare to begin their inaugural season in the Can-Am League, they’ve got a snazzy new redesigned website (it’s quite sharp) and an interesting new set of game times. But that’s not what first struck me when I went to the site from Paul’s and Phil Hoops’ sites. It’s the year in

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