Wednesday, November 22, 2017

JAL’s Nine Million Bicycles Morning Links

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 Nine Million Bicycles Katie Melua


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Retrosheet


6 Rumbunter


A look at Pirate prospect, and new 40-man roster member, Dario Agrazal




7 Viva El Birdos</b>

A look back at Carlos Beltran’s time as a Cardinal


8 Green Weenie

11/21 Birthdays: HBD Brian, Bill, Daryl,Freddie, Alex & Billy; Also to Donora's The Man & The Kid


9 Bleed Cubbie Blue

An update on MLB’s pitch clock proposal for 2018


10 Pirates Breakdown

2017 Year In Review: Jordy Mercer sees disappointing end to roller coaster season


11 New Jersey Com

Phillies cut ties with all-time MLB draft bust


12 Bleacher Report

Surprising MLB Names Who Could Be Available in 2017-18 Offseason Trade Frenzy



13 Larry Brown Sports

Each MLB team’s most important free agent


14 The Atlantic

Rosenthal: Prominent Asian-Americans troubled by MLB's delayed suspension of Yuli Gurriel for racist gesture


15 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Quick Hits: Goold on the Cardinals


  16 SB Nation

Joe Morgan’s letter reminded us how silly it is to keep PED users out of the Hall of Fame


17 CBS Sports

Braves lose prospects, former GM banned by MLB over international signing violations


18 Fangraphs

Putting WAR in Context: A Response to Bill James


19 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: Where Did We Leave Off


20 Sports on Earth

BREAKING DOWN THE 2018 HOF BALLOT


21 Foo’s Survey Results

PBC Aslyum


Pirate Prospects

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-GWKFBGJJ8/

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

JAL’s My White Bicycle Morning Links

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 My White Bicycle Nazareth


MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates



3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Retrosheet


6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates Offseason: Trading For Evan Longoria





7 Viva El Birdos</b>

Scouting the Standouts from the Cardinals 2009 Draft



8 Green Weenie


11/20: Leyland Hired; JR Staff; Law, Maz AS; Pags/Schwall Deal; Reuschel Comeback Player; Brown Inked; HBD Jeff & George



9 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Heroes and Goats 2017 biggest WPA countdown: No. 9 (positive)


10 Pirates Breakdown

Three bargain infield options for the 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates



11 MLB

Thanksgetting: Week of meals, deals ahead?


12 Yahoo Sports

David Freese's newborn son met the family dog and it was perfect



13 Point of Pittsburgh

Knowing Nothing Is Knowing The Pirates’ Offseason



14 Sportsnet

MLB GMs: Where to search for baseball’s next super-utility star?



15 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Cardinals cleared roster space for Monday's prospect protection deadline



  16 SB Nation

J.D. Martinez is the best hitter on the free agent market



17 CBS Sports

BBWAA Hall of Fame: Chipper Jones, Jim Thome headline the newcomers on ballot



18 Fangraphs

A Note About Harold Ramirez


19 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Flu-Like Symptoms: Taking Stock of Preseason Predictions


20 Sports on Earth

THE NEXT FIRST-TIME MLB MVP


21 Foo’s Survey Results

PBC Aslyum


Pirate Prospects


Bucs Dugout


Monday, November 20, 2017

JAL’s Bicycle Race Morning Links

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 Bicycle Race Queen


MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates



3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Retrosheet


6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Arizona Fall League Final Recap





7 Viva El Birdos</b>

Scouting the Standouts from the Cardinals 2008 Draft



8 Green Weenie


11/19: Bonds-Bo 1-2; Groat, Lind Traded; Mickey Moves Up; DFAs; HBD Jonathan, Bobby, Manny, Stu, Billy, Denny & Uncle Al



9 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cub Tracks shoulders the blame


10 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Positional Preview: First Base



11 MLB

Which Hot Stove dominoes will be first to fall?


12 Detroit Free Press

How to rebuild Detroit Tigers? Many paths back to baseball relevancy



13 Awful Announcing

Ratings: World Series on Fox Dominated in Non-MLB Markets of Sacramento and Portland


14 Yahoo Sports

Three unheralded free agent pitchers who could be difference makers



15 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Hochman: This offseason is do or die for Cards' identity



  16 SB Nation

The Braves showed off their farm system in the Arizona Fall League



17 CBS Sports

Was Jayson Werth's contract with the Nationals in 2011 really that bad?



18 Fangraphs

Sunday Notes: Mike Rizzo and the Nats’ Analytical Wavelength


Sunday, November 19, 2017

JAL’s On a Bicycle Built for Two Morning Links

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On a Bicycle Built for Two Dinah Shore


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Retrosheet


6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates free agent target: Tyler Chatwood




7 Viva El Birdos</b>

Cardinals News and Notes: Carlos Gonzalez, Lance Lynn, and the 40 man roster


8 Green Weenie

11/18 Birthdays: HBD Jameson, Rocky, Gene, Curt, Jim, Bill & Mark


9 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Outside the Cubs boxcar plays chicken, part two


10 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – First time MVP’s crowned


11 MLB

MLB Tonight holds 'Tall and Short' draft


12 New York Post

MLB needs to embrace its own potential unicorns



13 New York Daily News

Aaron Boone says he's ready to be Yankees skipper


14 The Comeback

10 MLB free agent deals to avoid this offseason


15 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Quick Hits: Hummel on the Cardinals


  16 SB Nation

Esurance MLB awards are definitely weird


17 CBS Sports

MLB Hot Stove: Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit in MLB


18 Fangraphs

The BBWAA Did A Great Job


19 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Baseball Therapy: How Religious is Major League Baseball?


20 Sports on Earth

MUSSINA BELONGS IN THE HALL OF FAME


21 Foo’s Survey


Saturday, November 18, 2017

JAL’s Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting Morning Links

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Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting  Elton John


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Retrosheet


6 Rumbunter


Pirate prospect to watch in 2018: Montana DuRapau




7 Viva El Birdos</b>

Cardinals 40-man roster and Rule V Draft Problems


8 Green Weenie

11/17: Kendall & Bay Contracts; Lucas, Benjamin Join Club; Expansion; HBD Elias, Tom, Don & Jack


9 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Buying or renewing Cubs season tickets is an emotional choice as well as a financial decision


10 Pirates Breakdown

Should the Bucs give a reliever a three-year deal?


11 MLB

Bucs deciding who to protect from Rule 5 Draft


12 FanRag

5 crazy trade ideas for the MLB offseason



13 Detroit Free Press

Is tanking in Detroit Tigers' future? Rebuild 'will cause you to lose'


14 New York Business Journal

Pop-culture brands drive MLB promotions


15 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  BenFred: If winning is Stanton's top priority, he can't prematurely dismiss St. Louis


  16 SB Nation

Rob Manfred isn’t worried about the MLBPA’s posting system deadline. Not a bit


17 CBS Sports

Ranking all 30 teams from least to most likely to employ Giancarlo Stanton in 2018


18 Fangraphs

An Estimate of Every Team’s Payroll Room


19 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: Lost to Time


20 Sports on Earth

MLB AWARDS' IMPACT ON COOPERSTOWN


21 Foo’s Survey