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Playoff previews — MiLB style

Hey all. It’s playoff time in the Minors as most of the leagues get their postseason underway (or have in the last day or two). With that in mind, we’ve efforted to provide some features on key players who are getting the chance to play for a ring. And you can ask anyone, playing for a ring is huge, no matter what level it’s at.

Some of the stories have gone up already, others will arrive in the coming days. But here are links to each of the features currently up on MLB.com. Some were written by yours truly, some by MLB.com reporter Bailey Stephens. I’ve also linked to the playoff previews done by the fine MiLB.com staff.

Northwest League: First-rounder Michael Choice (A’s) gets taste of playoffs
(Sadly, Vancouver and Choice have already been eliminated

NY-Penn League: Cory Vaughn (Mets) hopes to power Brooklyn to title
(Vaughn doubled and tripled in Brooklyn’s 7-6 Game 1 loss).

South Atlantic League: Jonathan Singleton (Phillies) leads Lakewood in search of second straight

Florida State League: Former No. 1 pick Tim Beckham (Rays) continues climb
(Beckham went 1-for-4 in a Game 1 loss to Bradenton)

Eastern League: Yankees’ prospect Andrew Brackman continues comeback

Still to come:

Texas League: Royals lefty John Lamb joins elite staff in NW Arkansas

And hopefully a couple more when all is said and done.

Bay not a Ray … yet

As the deadline quickly approaches, rumors were abuzz that Jason Bay was headed to Tampa in return for shortstop Reid Brignac and pitcher Jeff Niemann. But not so fast.

A source has told me there is no done deal… yet. One of the above names has not been made available. I’ve got no confirmation on this, but my guess is that Brignac is the one the Rays won’t part with.

More as this develops…

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