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11:15 AM ET, February 11, 2024


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Keith Law / The Athletic:
MLB 2024 farm system rankings: Keith Law ranks all 30 teams, Orioles are new No. 1  —  As part of my annual prospect rankings, I've also ranked all 30 major-league teams' farm systems here, with a brief explanation of why they're in this order — although I think you'll get an even clearer picture …
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.
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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.
Anthony DiComo /
Eppler placed on Ineligible List for '24 following investigation  —  NEW YORK — Former Mets general manager Billy Eppler has been placed on Major League Baseball's ineligible list through the end of the 2024 season due to violations of MLB's injured list rules, according to the results of an investigation released Friday.
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors:
Billy Eppler Placed On Ineligible List Through 2024 World Series  —  Major League Baseball announced that former Mets general manager Billy Eppler has been placed on the ineligible list, beginning immediately and through the conclusion of the 2024 World Series.
David Laurila / FanGraphs Baseball:
Sunday Notes: For Cubs Southpaw Jordan Wicks, (The) Change Is Good  —  Jordan Wicks is one of the most promising young pitchers in the Chicago Cubs organization.  Drafted 21st overall in 2021 by the North Side club out of Kansas State University, the 24-year-old southpaw is coming off …
Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber retires  —  Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber announced his retirement on social media Friday morning, ending a 13-year career.  —  A three-time All-Star, Kluber won his first Cy Young with Cleveland in 2014 after going 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Shohei Ohtani's unique media situation, explaining Billy Eppler's punishment  —  Most fans don't care if players talk to the media.  I would argue that players benefit when they engage, showing their personalities, giving their takes on events.  But I can't argue that speaking to reporters in any way benefits their performance.
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times:
Chip Kelly leaves UCLA to become Ohio State's offensive coordinator  —  One of Chip Kellys mantras in leading UCLA to a record of one game over .500 in six seasons was, Habits reflect the mission.  —  The coach lived up to those words in his departure from the school that continually supported backed him despite his middling results.
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.
When will the ‘Big Four’ sign?  Insiders answer lingering Hot Stove questions  —  By next Thursday, all 30 teams' pitchers and catchers will have reported to Spring Training, and we are less than six weeks away from the season-opening Seoul Series between the Dodgers and Padres in South Korea.
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