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Monday, January 14, 2013
Welcome To 2013 AB4AR Prospect Week
At long last, the day has come. It's been a long while since I've done this, over a calendar year in fact since the inaugural AB4AR Top 30 actually started in late December of 2011. But the stars have aligned, the prospects have all been ranked, and the time has finally come for them to be unveiled to the world. And like last year, I'm not just going to plop 30 names out in a single post and call it a day, oh no. This celebration is going to stretch across this entire week, building what I'm sure will be a tidal wave of emotion and anticipation towards the release of the top 10.
Here's the plan for this week. Not only am I going to release the 2nd edition of the AB4AR Top 30, I'm also going to take a look back at some of last year's Top 30 member who were removed from this year's list, I'm going to cover the players who just missed the cut for this year's list, and I'm going to dig even deeper to find some guys who may not qualify as true "prospects," but are still worth knowing about. Yes sir, it's going to be a week chock full of prospecty goodness, because let's be honest, when we're sitting here talking about the idea of signing Jim Thome or Javy Vazquez, that's a clear sign that it's the dead time of the offseason. And what better way to brighten that up then by looking to the future?
So strap yourselves in, clear your schedules, tell your boss to pound sand, and tell the wife/husband and kids you'll see them next week. This party kicks off this afternoon at 1 PM Eastern/12 Central.