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Greg Golson Traded Thursday November 20th, 2008

Posted by Sean in Greg Golson, John Mayberry, Jr., Phillies, Texas Rangers.
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Scott Lauber breaking the news. It seems that new GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. is not afraid to make daring, original deals. The Phillies traded the double-A prospect to the Texas Rangers for power-hitting prospect John Mayberry, Jr.  I think this deal adds another potential bat into the mix for left field, if Pat T. Bat leaves as a free agent.  I like the  deal.  It’s basically a speed prospect-for-hitting prospect deal.  Mayberry is primarily a left fielder, and split his time  between AAA and AA, and I think he could make a fine replacement for Burrell in the 5-hole.

[Ed.’s Note: I’ll get numbers up eventually (yeah right).  I’m too tired right now, and NBC Thursday is on, as  well as Dodgeball on FX.]

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Prospect Handbook Released! Saturday January 26th, 2008

Posted by Sean in Adrian Cardenas, Antonio Bastardo, Brad Harman, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Monasterios, d'Arby Myers, Domonic Brown, Drew Carpenter, Drew Naylor, Edgar Garcia, Freddy Galvis, Greg Golson, Heitor Correa, JA Happ, Jason Donald, Jason Jaramillo, Joe Bisenius, Joe Savery, Josh Outman, Julian Sampson, Kyle Drabek, Lincoln Holdzkom, Lou Marson, Matt Spencer, Mike Zagurski, Quintin Berry, Scot Matheison, Travis d'Arnaud, Travis Mattair, Tyler Mach.
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The good folks over at BA made it, shipped it, and today it arrived–the greatest book of all time–The Baseball America Prospect Handbook 2008. It has Jay Bruce of the Louisville Bats (AAA Cincinnati Reds affiliate) on the front in full, with little pictures of Franklin Morales of the Colorado Rockies, Clayton Kershaw of the Jacksonville Suns (AA affiliate of the LA Dodgers), and Cameron Maybin of the Lakeland Flying Tigers (High A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, though he has since been traded to the Florida Marlins for the D-Train and Cabrera) on the right-hand side. the cover features a red and blue color scheme that sort of “melt into each other”, because that is the scheme of the Bats.

Anyways, on to the good parts. It has a neat new feature that shows who the staff thinks is the team’s top 08 rookie (Josh Outman, P was predicted to crack the rotation by midseason), breakout prospect (Freddy Galvis, SS), and the sleeper prospect (Freddy Ballestas, SP). Among other things, it also has the projected lineup for 2011.

Lou Marson, C

Ryan Howard, 1B

Chase Utley, 2B

Travis Mattair, 3B

MVP, SS

Pat Burrell, LF

Dominic Brown, CF

Adrian Cardenas, RF

Cole Hamels, Brett Myers, Carlos Carrasco, Joe Savery, Josh Outman are all in the rotation and Brad Lidge closes.

Included with the top 30 is the position and level played at in 2007:

  1. Carrasco, SP, Hi A/AA
  2. Cardenas, 2B, Lo A
  3. Savery, SP, R
  4. Outman, SP, Hi A/AA
  5. Kyle Drabek, SP, Lo A
  6. Brown, OF, Hi A/Rook
  7. Greg Golson, OF, Hi A/AA
  8. Marson, C, Hi A
  9. Drew Carpenter, SP, Hi A
  10. Rounding out the top 10 is Jason Jaramillo, C, AAA. (more…)