2022 Top 100 Prospects — Editor's Note: Royals LHP Asa Lacy ranked ahead of C M.J. Melendez and 1B Nick Pratto on our Royals Top 10 Prospects list. As we gathered feedback for our Top 100 Prospects list, we consistently heard suggestions that Melendez and Pratto should rank above Lacy on our Top 100.
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Ryan Glasspiegel / New York Post: These are the Yankees and Mets prospects in Baseball America's Top 100
Brett Taylor Chicago Cubs / Bleacher Nation: Cubs Could See Two More Prospects in the Top 100 Soon, According to Baseball America
Matt Collins / Over the Monster: Baseball Prospectus ranks four Red Sox prospects on their top 101 list
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe: Four Red Sox minor-leaguers among Baseball America's Top 100 prospects rankings
Justin Leger / NBCSports.com: Four Sox prospects make Baseball America's Top 100 list
Matt Weyrich / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Nationals land 3 prospects in Baseball America's 2022 Top 100 rankings
Gabrielle Starr / That Balls Outta Here: Latest prospect rankings a brutal reminder of Phillies' shortcomings
Shannon Drayer / 710 ESPN Seattle: Drayer: 3 Mariners in top 20 in new Baseball America prospect rankings
Mark Brown / Camden Chat: Thursday Bird Droppings: Five Orioles make the Baseball America top 100 prospects list
Wick Terrell / Red Reporter: Jose Barrero leads four Cincinnati Reds on Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list
John Trupin / Lookout Landing: Baseball America ranks five Mariners prospects in their Preseason 2022 Top-100
Lynn Worthy / Kansas City Star: Bobby Witt Jr. leads three Kansas City Royals in Baseball America top prospect rankings
Kris Willis / Talking Chop: Michael Harris, Shea Langeliers, Cristian Pache crack Baseball America's Top 100 prospect list
Ethan Witte / The Good Phight: Rise and Phight: 1/20/2022 — Aaron Nola, NL Comeback Player of the Year, 2022
Los Angeles Times:
Sources: ‘No current plans’ to replace Frank Vogel, but Kurt Rambis makes voice heard — Frank Vogel, his time with the Lakers at as perilous a point since he was hired as coach in 2019, wanted to make sure everyone knew. — “We put the work in every day,” he said before his team defeated the Utah Jazz on Monday.
Jacob Rude / Silver Screen and Roll: Lakers are reportedly optimistic Anthony Davis can return during upcoming road trip
Kyle Goon / Orange County Register: Carmelo Anthony misses 3rd straight game; Kendrick Nunn's rehab hits another snag
Sources: Lakers coach Frank Vogel's job in serious jeopardy despite Jazz win — LeBron James made good on his promise that the Lakers would be better. Magic Johnson got his wish that his old team would play harder. And with a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers answered …
Jacob Rude / Silver Screen and Roll: Frank Vogel responds to hot seat rumors: ‘It comes with being the Lakers coach’
Robby Kalland / UPROXX: Frank Vogel On Why He Benched Russell Westbrook Late: ‘Playing The Guys I Thought Would Win The Game’
Peter Dewey / Betsided: Pacers vs. Lakers Prediction and Odds (Trust Lakers Against Banged Up Indiana Squad)
Jason Reed / Lake Show Life: 3 reasons why the Los Angeles Lakers firing Frank Vogel would be asinine
Criss Partee / Deadspin: Frank Vogel is about to become the scapegoat in LA
Jenna Lemoncelli / New York Post: Frank Vogel is running out of time to save Lakers job
Jake Fischer / Bleacher Report:
‘He Fits Everywhere’: Inside the Market for NBA Trade Deadline's ‘Grand Prize’ — If Ben Simmons is the linchpin of the NBA's trade season, Jerami Grant is being viewed by league personnel as the best player with the highest likelihood of being dealt prior to the Feb. 10 deadline.
Jay Patt / Blog a Bull: Chicago Bulls Trade Rumors season has begun. Will these injuries make a difference in their path?
Union-News: Celtics showing trade interest in Pistons' Jerami Grant for second straight season (report)
Aaron Kellerstrass / PistonPowered: Pistons smart to test Ben Simmons market again at trade deadline
Jacob Rude / Silver Screen and Roll: Report: The Lakers are shopping Talen Horton-Tucker across trade market
Tom Westerholm / Boston.com: Here's why trading for Jerami Grant wouldn't make much sense for the Celtics
Justin Quinn / Celtics Wire: Report: Boston Celtics one of around a dozen suitors trying to deal for Detroit's Jerami Grant
Elias Schuster / Bleacher Nation: Patrick Williams Has a “Mountain of Trade Value,” But Should the Bulls Use it on Jerami Grant?
Jeff Clark / CelticsBlog: Report: Celtics assessing market for Marcus Smart, Josh Richardson, Dennis Schroder, others
Keith Pompey / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sources: Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris could be traded West as the Kings continue to put on full-court press — How badly do the Sacramento Kings want Ben Simmons? Multiple sources previously said the Western Conference team was willing to complete a deal for Simmons and Tobias Harris.
Shams Charania / The Athletic: Kings currently don't plan to trade De'Aaron Fox in order to center team around him : Sources
Christopher Kline / The Sixer Sense: Sixers: Will the Kings trade for Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris?
Kevin Kinkead / Crossing Broad: Ben Simmons Rumor of the Day: Kings Considering a Two-fer?
Elizabeth Merrill / ESPN:
Deaths of woman, 2-year-old son in fall at San Diego Padres' Petco Park ruled suicide, homicide — A woman who fell to her death at Petco Park while holding her toddler son last September died by suicide, according to a statement Wednesday from the San Diego Police Department.
Brent Schrotenboer / USA Today: Deaths at Petco Park before Padres baseball game ruled as suicide and homicide by police
Nick Selbe / Sports Illustrated: Report: Authorities Rule Petco Park Deaths of Woman, Toddler Son As Suicide-Homicide
Alex Riggins / Los Angeles Times: Police conclude mother killed herself, 2-year-old son in Petco Park fall
Fred Robledo / SGV Tribune:
SGV boys athlete of the week: Buckley DeJardin, St. Francis — The senior helped the Golden Knights to four wins in four days against tough competition — SGV Boys Athlete of the Week — Name: Buckley DeJardin School: St. Francis Sport: Basketball Year: Senior
Jared Weiss / The Athletic:
Brad Stevens starts making moves: Here's the latest on Celtics as trade deadline approaches — There's finally movement on the Celtics roster. — Brad Stevens made his first midseason trade late Tuesday night, sending Juancho Hernangomez out in a three-team deal to San Antonio …
Mike Cole / NESN.com: Brad Stevens Admits Some Celtics Players ‘Off-Limits’ In Trade Talks, But Why?
Darren Hartwell / NBCSports.com: Report: Celtics making these players available in trade talks
Tom Westerholm / Boston.com: 'He's an intriguing young player': Here's what Ime Udoka said about Bol Bol, Juancho Hernangomez trade
Mark Nilon / Hardwood Houdini: 3 Boston Celtics players now reportedly expendable following Bol Bol trade
Justin Quinn / Celtics Wire: Report: Celtics still likely to make more moves; Al Horford, Josh Richardson, Dennis Schroder trade candidates
Pat Leonard / New York Daily News:
Bills' Joe Schoen visits Giants in person for second interview as GM pool narrows — Buffalo Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen became the first Giants GM candidate to participate in a second interview on Tuesday. — It's not clear how many of the nine initial candidates have reached round two …
Discussion: Denver Post
Keven Lerner / Sun-Sentinel:
Tua Tagovailoa's ex-QB coach emerges as odds-on favorite to land Dolphins coaching job — Tua Tagovailoa's former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama has emerged as the odds-on favorite to land the Miami Dolphins coaching job. — Brian Daboll, the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator …
Discussion: Mercury News
Justin Toscano / NorthJersey.com:
Why Steve Cohen embracing the Mets' history is smart for all involved — While baseball fans head to the ballpark to enjoy the present moment, those trips also offer an opportunity to appreciate the past. At any given venue, fans may be reminded of the greats who came long before the players they'll watch that day.
Curly W Live:
Washington Nationals announce player development staff — The Washington Nationals announced their 2022 Minor League Player Development staff on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Player Development De Jon Watson made the joint announcement.
Jon Erik Alvarez / Beyond The Bases: New Dominican Republic Player Development Complex Takes Shape
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors: Coco Crisp, Bill Mueller To Join Nationals' Player Development Staff
Tim Kelly / Phillies Nation: Former Phillie Wilson Valdéz lands coaching role in Nationals organization
Patrick Reddington / Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals announce minor league staff for 2022
Jake Crouse / MLB.com:
After 14 seasons, Liriano hangs up spikes — After a 14-year MLB career spent mostly with the Twins and Pirates and two decades in professional baseball, left-hander Francisco Liriano has decided to step away from the sport. — Liriano's retirement was first reported by Robert Murray of FanSided …
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Becca Weinberg / Lookout Landing: Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/18/22: Brian DeLunas, Francisco Liriano, and Coco Crisp
Robert Murray / FanSided:
Francisco Liriano announces retirement after two-decade career in MLB
Francisco Liriano announces retirement after two-decade career in MLB
Michael Shapiro / Sports Illustrated: Francisco Liriano Announces Retirement After 14-Year Career