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Random thoughts on a snow-covered Saturday

Random thoughts on a snow-covered Saturday

As I went to bed last night, I had a couple of tentative ideas on how I would spend my Saturday morning. First on the list was running a couple of much-needed errands. This morning, I sat up in bed and glanced out the window. Approximately one foot of snow engulfed my car, covering the wheels and threatening to reach the windows. Lacking a snow shovel and any real desire to go outside, I quickly dismissed that idea. Plan B was to write an article that had been bouncing around in my head for the better part of a week. It required a decent amount of research, so I shouldn't waste any time getting started. I glanced around my bedroom. Power was out. I laid back down and considered just going back to sleep.

After a while, I picked up my copy of Baseball America's 2010 Prospect Handbook, which had arrived the previous day. Eventually, I found myself in the Tampa Bay Rays section. The Rays are BA's top system for the third time in four years. Glancing through, I noticed that five of the tea...

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Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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