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Soria Trade Reaction

  With his club sporting the fifth highest bullpen ERA and a struggling closer who’s allowed 12 earned runs in his last 16.0 innings, General Manager Dave Dombrowski swung a deal with the Rangers, acquiring former All-Star right-hander Joakim Soria in exchange for two of the club’s top pitching prospects. Soria’s quietly flown under the…

Quick Hits from the First Round of the 2013 Draft

  With the minor league season quickly wrapping up, here are how this year’s first rounders have handled the transition into professional ball. (Note: Here’s PD’s Collegiate Draft Big Board.)   #1. Mark Appel, RHP, Houston Astros Made a brief five-inning debut in Low-A before jumping to Quad Cities. Appel’s numbers have largely been unimpressive,…