Nov 2, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Boston Red Sox infielder Mookie Betts against the East during the Fall Stars Game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Minor Links; Baltimore, Betts, and Bedard


News and Notes from around the minors on the 48th anniversary of the day a 21 year old college pitcher by the name of Tom Seaver signed a 70,000 dollar contract with the Atlanta Braves. The deal would go on to be famously voided by Major League Baseball and Seaver’s rights awarded by lottery to the New York Mets.

Ryan Vowles of Bird Watcher looks at the potential for the Orioles prospect collection to lengthen Baltimore’s window of success.

Rich Sparago of Rising Apple examines how Super Two and free agency implications might delay the arrival of top Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard.

Rick McNair of BoSox Injection profiles premier second prospect Mookie Betts, who McNair predicts will join Boston during the 2016 season.

Drew Jenkins of Rays Colored Glasses delves into the competition for the fifth starter job in Tampa’s rotation, which is a largely a race between three top prospects and recently signed veteran Erik Bedard.

David Hill of Halo Hangout compares the Angels’ sixth best prospect C.J. Cron to the now departed slugger, Mark Trumbo.

Speaking of bold comparisons, Andrew Brown of Swinging A’s calls minor league shortstop Addison Russell the next Miguel Tejada.

Kenny Shulsen of Lasorda Lair interviews Dodgers’ pitching prospect Ross Stripling.

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