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12:40 PM ET, February 9, 2024

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Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
2024 MLB prospect rankings for every National League team  —  Last week, I ranked the top 100 MLB prospects and all 30 MLB farm systems entering the 2024 season.  Now let's take a deeper dive into each system with my team-by-team rankings, starting with the National League followed by the American League lists later this week.
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Kiley McDaniel / ESPN:
2024 MLB prospect rankings for every American League team  —  I have now ranked the top 100 MLB prospects and all 30 MLB farm systems heading into the 2024 season along with taking a deeper dive into the best prospects on every National League team earlier this week.
Keith Law / The Athletic:
The 10 MLB prospects who just missed Keith Law's top 100 ranking: Abel, Jones and more
Jake Fischer / Yahoo Sports:
NBA trade deadline 2024: Interest in Bruce Brown Jr. gaining steam on trade market  —  Since Bruce Brown Jr. was sent to Toronto in January, as the major salary of the Pacers' package for Pascal Siakam, league personnel consistently mentioned two teams to monitor for Brown's next destination …
Ethan Witte / The Good Phight:
Brandon Marsh has surgery, out 3-4 weeks  —  He'll be back for Opening Day, it looks like  —  Presumed left field starter Brandon Marsh has an ouchie on his knee, one that needed surgery and will take a 3-4 week timeout.  —  In the long term, this shouldn't be an issue.
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays reward Erik Neander, Kevin Cash with multiyear extensions  —  The president of baseball operations and manager have been keys to the team's extended run of success.  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Rays baseball operations president Erik Neander and manager Kevin Cash both have received long-term contract extensions.
The Athletic:
MLB offseason grades: Which teams passed —and which teams failed  —  According to a report by an economics professor at Yale University, roughly 80 percent of all grades handed out to undergraduate students last year were As.  Too bad for major-league executives, then, that they don't attend Yale …
ESPN:
Adolis García, Rangers agree to 2-year deal, avoid arbitration  —  Adolis García and the Texas Rangers agreed Thursday to a two-year contract, the team announced.  —  The deal, according to multiple reports, is worth $14 million and avoids a salary arbitration hearing …
Associated Press:
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins record $19.9M in arbitration vs. Jays  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won a record $19.9 million in salary arbitration Wednesday when a three-person panel picked his request rather than the Toronto Blue Jays' $18.05 million offer.
Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
How the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics could include MLB stars  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Some Major League Baseball owners are increasingly supportive of sending major leaguers to the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and a prominent executive's presentation to the owners Wednesday outlined …
Jesse Rogers / ESPN:
Manfred ‘disappointed’ if A's Vegas stadium not open by 2028  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As uncertainty still hovers around the move of the Oakland A's to Las Vegas, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is confident the plan will come together in time, both in the short and longer term.
Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
MLB commissioner pegs 2025 target for a half-league streaming package  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Commissioner Rob Manfred is targeting 2025 for the introduction of a direct-to-consumer streaming package that would include, at a minimum, roughly half of the teams in Major League Baseball.
Andrew Porter / audacy.com:
Dombrowski admits Phillies ‘were very involved’ in Yamamoto, but he wanted Dodgers  —  Exclusive interview with the 94WIP Morning Show  —  Philadelphia Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski spent 20-plus minutes talking with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on Wednesday's 94WIP Morning Show.
 
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