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Conor Dowley
Conor Dowley
About Conor Dowley

Conor Dowley is the Senior Staff Editor for Bullpen Banter. Living in Washington, he covers minor league baseball and game-wide storylines. He can be reached on Twitter at @c_dowley, or via email at cdowley@bullpenbanter.com

Robinson Cano And Sending A Message

Robinson Cano And Sending A Message
When news broke this morning that the Seattle Mariners and Robinson Cano had agreed to a ten-year, $240 million deal, it wasn’t just the team signing a big free agent. The Mariners have sent a message to the rest of the league: we’re tired of losing, and we’re going to do what it takes to
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Prospect Parade: A Pleasant Surprise

Prospect Parade: A Pleasant Surprise
Sometimes, surprise is a good thing. When heading to Everett last month, I came in to that night’s Ryan Warner start with zero expectations. I knew he’d been a high-round pick, but there’d been very little buzz about him since the buildup to the 2012 draft. What I came away with was a very pleasant
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Prospect Parade: Dutch Delight

While Europe is not known for it’s production of baseball players, there has definitely been a slow improvement in the talent pipeline in recent years. An improvement in youth development has been taking place in recent years has been taking place, most notably in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and in stretches of central and eastern
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Bullpen Banter Trade Deadline Roundtable

Bullpen Banter Trade Deadline Roundtable
With the passing on the non-waiver trade deadline yesterday, we’ve got a number of deals to look at and break down. Our intrepid staff sat down and talked about some of the more notable deals for one of our world-famous* round table discussions. *Note: May not actually be world famous. On a side note: has
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BB Roundtable: Big News Monday

Given the two big news items yesterday, we figured it was a good idea do go off-schedule and bring you another roundtable so you could see the thoughts of our writers on what’s gone down. If you’re a baseball fan, you know what news we’re talking about, so we’ll dispense with the flowery introduction today
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Roundtable: All Star Break Edition

Roundtable: All Star Break Edition
With the All Star break on us and news slowing somewhat for the next few days, we decided to gather to our keyboards and have another chat among our writers. As usual, we chatted about some of the bigger stories of the last week around baseball, including the All Star Game, Chris Davis, and the
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BB Roundtable Discussion: Controversy, Futures, and Non-Pitchers Pitching

You may recall that we used to do roundtable discussions on a regular basis, and that we hadn’t really done one in a while before the prospect list roundtable you saw last week. Now we’re going to be getting back to them on a regular basis, along with another exciting new feature we hope to
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Futures Games Rosters: Looking At The World Team

Futures Games Rosters: Looking At The World Team
Following up this morning’s look at the US roster of the Futures Game, it’s time to look at the World team roster. While the pitching depth isn’t quite the same as the US roster, the rest of the squad has some immense talent to consider. As such, the format will be a little different than
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