Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Notes

BaseballProject Prospect has ranked the Top Center Field Prospects Under 25 and Under 30. B.J. Upton is #1 on the Under 25 list and #2 on the Under 30 list (behind Grady Sizemore).

Jordan Kobritz at The Biz of Baseball discusses the recent calls for a salary cap after the Yankee spending sprees. Bottom line: "A salary cap in MLB is merely a pipe dream. It’s also a convenient crutch for incompetence on the part of team management. If the Pirates had drafted as well as Tampa Bay over the past 12 years, they - not the Phillies - would have played the Rays in last year’s World Series."

The Bowling Green Hot Rods will offer two baseball camps for kids this season: "The Hot Rods will offer two 2-day camps for children from the ages of 7 to 13. Session One is June 1st and June 2nd. Session Two is July 6th and July 7th. Camp will run each day from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Campers will work on a dry swing routine, batting tee drills, soft-toss drills, and practice hitting using machines and batting cages, just like the Hot Rods. Base running, pitching, and fielding will also be covered by Hot Rods players and coaches. Daily live game situations and game strategy will be covered as well. The cost is $75 per camper and will include a ticket to a Hot Rods game on the last day of the camp, plus an autograph session with players and coaches."

Gabriel Martinez had two doubles, a triple, an RBI and a run scored to help the Ponce Leones to an 8-0 victory. The win gives the Leones the Puerto Rican Winter League championship and secures them a spot in the Caribbean Series.

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