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Scouting Reports From Someone Who Is Not a Scout

Scouting Reports From Someone Who Is Not a Scout
I think it says a lot about the mental composition of a person when they manage to avoid looking at fighter jets in a pyramid formation streaming across the Arizona mid-day sky just beyond center field. There’s a military base not far from Camelback Ranch in Glendale, and in mid-March, the Blue Angels spent a... Read more »

Go West, Future Sox

Go West, Future Sox
The American southwest is a bizarre place. You may already know this; I first figured it out eight years ago, during my first spring training foray into Arizona. It’s a land with a Jack-in-the-Box on every corner, a traveling carnival in every parking lot, and so much baseball it can sometimes feel like you’ve descended... Read more »

Spring Check-In: Top Prospects in Big League Camp

As we pass the halfway point in Spring Training, let’s take a look at how some of the organization’s top prospects have been doing in major league camp.  Not all the organization’s best minor leaguers get a look with the big boys – top prospect Courtney Hawkins hasn’t played with the major leaguers yet, for... Read more »
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Will Coop Fix 'Em? 2013 Spring Training Edition

What do John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Matt Thornton, Phil Humber and Donnie Veal have in common?  They were all highly drafted and touted pitching prospects who fell well short of expectations as they ascended the minor league ladder… until they came to the White Sox.  Then what happened? Coop fixed ’em. It has become so... Read more »
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