Prospect Retrospectives

San Diego's haul from the Forsythe/Torres trade

San Diego swaps utility man Logan Forsythe and four prospects (RHP's Boxberger, Andriese, Lollis, and 2B Tissenbaum) to Tampa for left handed reliever Alex Torres and High A starter RHP Jesse Hahn.

The 2014 Hall of Fame class before they were stars

We all know how good Maddux, Glavine and Thomas were during their careers. After all, they were just elected into the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. But what did scouts think of them before they became stars?

1951 Pacific Coast League MVP: Jim Rivera

A brief look at Rivera's eccentric style of play, his baseball philosophy and his encounter with JFK.

Rangers sign Choo for seven years. Will this work?

Here's a look at the career of the new Texas Rangers outfielder.

Win-Now Royals sign Omar Infante

The Kansas City Royals signed free agent second baseman Omar Infante to a four-year contract worth $30 million. What are they getting for their money?

Would you trade for Matt Kemp?

Trade rumors regarding Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp swirl during the winter meetings this week. Here's a look at his career in context.

1950 Pacific Coast League MVP: Catfish Metkovich

The 1950 MVP lived an interesting life. Metkovich was a fisherman, actor, airplane inspector, one of Casey Stengel's "Nine Old Men," and he went on to become a manager and a scout.

Roy Halladay retires

Veteran starter Roy Halladay will announce his retirement today. Here is a look at his development as a prospect, and where he ranks in historical context.

Ten years have got behind you: Cano the Mariner

The Seattle Mariners have reportedly signed former New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract. Here's a look at his career in context.

Granderson snags four-year contract from Mets

Veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson snared a four-year contract from the New York Mets today. Good move for the Metropolitans? Or a risky scheme?

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Can Jacoby Ellsbury live up to that contract?

An updated look at the career of the new Yankees outfielder.

Phil Hughes: free agent bargain for the Twins?

At one time, Phil Hughes was the top pitching prospect in baseball. He didn't live up to expectations with the Yankees, but can he turn things around in Minnesota?

Prospect Retrospective: Ricky Nolasco

The Minnesota Twins signed Ricky Nolasco to a free agent contract over the Thanksgiving Holiday. What are they getting for their four years and $49 million? Here's a look at his career.

Cards sign Jhonny Peralta: what are they getting?

What are the Cardinals getting for their four years and $53 million? Here's a look at the career of Jhonny Peralta, what he was like as a prospect, and where he stands historically.

What are the Yankees getting in Brian McCann?

The New York Yankees signed catcher Brian McCann as a free agent for five years and $85 million. Here's a look at his career in context.

Dodgers sign Dan Haren: can he rebound?

The Dodgers signed Dan Haren as a free agent Sunday. Here's a Prospect Retrospective examining his career, what he was like as a prospect, and where he stands in context.

Jason Vargas: Jamie Moyer or Mark Redman?

Looking at the career of new Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas.

How much does Tim Hudson have left?

A look at the long career of the veteran right-hander and newest member of the San Francisco Giants starting rotation.

1949 Pacific Coast League MVP: Irv Noren

His basketball and solid baseball career put him in the company of some of the biggest names of his era.

Prospect Retrospective: Billy Butler, DH, Royals

The Royals have put designated hitter Billy Butler on the trading block. Here's a look at his development as a prospect and his potential future.

1948 PCL MVP: Jack Graham

Graham had hit 46 home runs by July 24, 1948 for the San Diego Padres and was on pace to set a new single-season PCL home run record when his run came to an abrupt end.

Prospect Retrospective: Victor Martinez

A decade ago, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez was one of the top prospects in baseball. Here's a look at how his career developed.

The breakthrough of Brian Dozier

The Minnesota Twins second baseman had a solid 2013 season.

1947 Pacific Coast League MVP: Tony Lupien

Lupien hit .341/.410/.520 with 21 home runs and 110 RBIs for the Hollywood Stars in 1947, earning him league MVP honors. But he was reluctant to leave the PCL when the major leagues came calling.

1946 Pacific Coast League MVP: Les Scarsella

Oakland first baseman and outfielder Les "Scar" Scarsella led the league in hitting (.332/.403/.558) in 1946, but didn't win the battling title that season because he missed the last two months of the season due to injury.

Henderson Alvarez: No-hitter in the forest

If Henderson Alvarez throws a no-hitter and nobody is watching, does it count?

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