Thursday, October 30, 2014

JAL’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams Morning Links










Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day 2005

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

Potential 2015 Free Agents


BLOGS and such

5Pirates Prospects



First Pitch: Your 2017 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs?


AFL: Scouting Reports and Video For Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell


2014 Recaps: Pirates Showed You Don’t Have to Spend Big to Upgrade the Bullpen



6 Bucs Dugout

Why 'A New Pirate Generation' needs to go


7 Green Weenie

10/29: Solly, Fido and Jim Bibby......




8 Rumbunter

Madison Bumgarner Elicits Chuck Norris-eque Twitter Fire


9 WHYGAVS

Front-loading Russell Martin’s contract


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 USA Today

Nightengale: Giants win World Series with a 1-man rotation


11 KDKA

> The Pirates Hot Stove Report With Colin Dunlap: Oct. 29, 2014


12 SB Nation

Giants give Royals a lesson in old school in Game 7


13 NY Times

A Game That Cements Reputations, Not Always for the Better



14 SF Gate        

Giants beat Royals in Game 7 for 3rd title in 5 years


15 CBS Sports

Giants, a great team, win again thanks to all-time individual performance


16 Wall Street Journal</b>

Giants Rule the World Once Again


17 Wichita Eagle</b>

Bob Lutz: One left arm reduces a storybook ending by a final chapter


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch </b>

Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are family



19 Baseball Prospectus

The Problem With Lists


20 Fangraphs

The Highest-Leverage Moments in Baseball History



21 Sports on Earth

Ranking Baseball's Dynasties


22 Just a Bit Outside

Dynasty? Not quite
                                                                 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Giants at Royals Game 7 2014 World Series





 


Site: Kauffman Stadium   8 pm EDT

Obviously series stands 3-3

Gametime weather, cool  Gametime Forecast: 53°F • Clear • 0% PoP
 
 
Giants
 
1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Michael Morse (R) DH
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Juan Perez (R) LF
 
 
 Royals
 
1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Nori Aoki (L) RF
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Billy Butler (R) DH
6. Alex Gordon (L) LF
7. Salvador Perez (R) C
8. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
9. Omar Infante (R) 2B


JAL’s Coat Check Dream Song Morning Links







 

Coat Check Dream Song  Bright Eyes 2007

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

Potential 2015 Free Agents

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/compensation/cots/league-info/potential-free-agents-for-2015/

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Giants at Royals Game 6 of the 2014 World Series





Game time 8:00 PM

Kauffman Stadium Gametime Forecast: 56°F • Clear • 0% PoP

Series stands Giants 3  Royals 2

Pitching a rematch of game 2

This is either the penultimate or ultimate game of the 2014 MLB season


Giants


1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Michael Morse (R) DH
8. Travis Ishikawa (L) LF
9. Brandon Crawford (L) SS


Royals


1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Nori Aoki (L) RF
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Billy Butler (R) DH
6. Alex Gordon (L) LF
7. Salvador Perez (R) C
8. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
9. Omar Infante (R) 2B

JAL’s Goodbye Sweet Dreams Morning Links




Goodbye Sweet Dreams Roky Erickson with Okkervil River 2010

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

Potential 2015 Free Agents


BLOGS and such

5—Pirates Prospects



Josh Bell and Elias Diaz Named to AFL Fall-Stars Game


AFL: Should Josh Bell’s Lack of Power Worry Pirates Fans?


Update on Alen Hanson’s Hand Injury Doesn’t Sound Good



6 Bucs Dugout

On Russell Martin and the Pirates: Is an unbalanced payroll inherently bad?


7 Green Weenie

10/27: Ralph, Big Trade, Traveling Band, Pete Vukovich, Mike Dunne...




8 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Must Address Starting Pitching During Offseason


9 WHYGAVS

THE PIRATES’ PAYROLL AND RUSSELL MARTIN


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 USA Today

Nightengale: Jake Peavy has a chance to be the hero


11 Bless You Boys

> Former Tigers pitcher Jeff Robinson dead at 52


12 SB Nation

The lost hope of Oscar Taveras


13 Wall Street Journal

Royals Are Kings of the 100 MPH Club



14 SF Gate        

In Kansas City, Giants look to shed their past Game 6 horrors


15 CBS Sports

World Series: Giants' bullpen in great shape going into Game 6


16 Wichita Eagle

Royals ready to regroup at home


17 Pirates Site

Catcher Sanchez to no longer play winter ball


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: We'll always remember Oscar


Strauss: Cards look for solace amid lack of answers



19 Baseball Prospectus

The Week in Quotes


20 Fangraphs

Bumgarner, Schilling, and the Best Postseason


21 Sports on Earth

TAVERAS' DEATH BREAKS YOUR HEART


22 Just a Bit Outside

ANOTHER TAKEN TOO SOON ...
                                                                 

23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates' catching future learning in fall league


Monday, October 27, 2014

JAL’s Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect Morning Links




 

Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect  Decembrists 2002

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

Potential 2015 Free Agents


BLOGS and such

5—Pirates Prospects



Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Leaves Game With Hand Injury


Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes His Winter Debut


6 Bucs Dugout

Should the Pirates trade Mark Melancon?


7 Green Weenie

10/26: Harry & Howie, Judy, Frankie, Diomedes...or Not?




8 Rumbunter

RIP Oscar Taveras, We Hardly Knew You


9 WHYGAVS

OSCAR TAVERAS DIES AT 22


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 USA Today

Nightengale: Bumgarner in World Series class of his own


11 Cincinnati Enquirer

> BAR 10.24.14: Sizing up the Gold Glove races


12 SB Nation

Royals vs. Giants, 2014 World Series Game 5 results: 4 things we learned from Giants' 5-0 victory


13 Wall Street Journal

Bumgarner Dominates as Giants Defeat Royals



14 SF Gate        

Jenkins: Bumgarner among best pitchers ever in World Series


15 CBS Sports

Despite loss, James Shields did his job in Game 5


16 KC Kingdom

James Shields Not Good Enough: Royals lose Game 5


17 Chicago Sun Times

Dale Sveum wants to manage again but won’t promote himself


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cards in disbelief over Taveras' death


Strauss: We'll never know what Taveras could have achieved



19 Baseball Prospectus

Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool


20 Fangraphs

Oscar Taveras: 1992 – 2014


21 Sports on Earth

GIANTS HAVE MADBUM ... ROYALS DON'T


22 Just a Bit Outside

CAN'T BLAME NED YOST FOR THIS ONE
                                                                 

23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Major League games face pace-of-play clock


24 Tribune Review

Pirates must weigh risk, reward in attempt to sign Martin


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royals at Giants Game 5 of the 2014 World Series






AT&T Park  8 PM

Series tied 2-2 so now a 3 game series.    This a is a rematch of the Game 1 pitchers which the Giants won 7-1.  Shields says he found a flaw in his delivery so we will see if that helps.


Royals

1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Alex Gordon (L) LF
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) RF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Salvador Perez (R) C
6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
7. Omar Infante (R) 2B
8. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
9. James Shields (R) P


Giants

1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Travis Ishikawa (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS