Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAL’s In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening Morning Links






In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening  Dean Martin

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Pirate Asylum Survey



BLOGS and such

5—Pirates Prospects


First Pitch: A Different and Easier Approach to the Pitching Staff This Year


Winter Leagues: Two Doubles From Pedro Florimon, Nunez Homers



6 Bucs Dugout

Ask Bucs Dugout: December edition


7 Green Weenie

12/17: Rebel Oakes, Marvell Wynne & Kevin Correia...






8 WHYGAVS

EDINSON VOLQUEZ SIGNS WITH THE ROYALS


9 SB Nation

Padres acquire Wil Myers in Rays, Nationals 3-team trade



10 Rumbunter

Pirates Infield Offense Will Have To Counter Defense


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 Mass Live

Not just an extra man: Red Sox may value Brock Holt more than any other team


12 ESPN Sweetspot

> The future of Cuban ballplayers</b>



13 Allied News

EXTRA INNINGS: Pirates have doubled their player spending over last 5 years


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Matheny picks No. 26 to honor a friend


15 Baseball Prospectus

Unconventional Winners and Losers of the Offseason to Date



16 CBS Sports

Royals hoping Edinson Volquez's 2014 was no fluke (but it probably was)



17 Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs trade Justin Ruggiano to M’s for right-handed pitching prospect


18 Fangraphs

Breaking Down the Prospects in the Wil Myers Trade


19 Sports on Earth

MLB'S MOST UNPREDICTABLE TEAMS


20 Just a Bit Outside

ARE WIL MYERS' FLAWS FIXABLE?


21 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Ex-Pirates pitcher signs with Kansas City


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JAL’s Fools Rush In Morning Links






Fools Rush In  Elvis

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 Pirate Asylum Survey



BLOGS and such

5—Pirates Prospects


The 2015 Prospect Guide Will Be Available This Week


The Rumors About the Marlins Being Interested in Pedro Alvarez Can Be Put to Rest



6 Bucs Dugout

Links: Marlins to sign Michael Morse, Dodgers to sign Brett Anderson


7 Green Weenie

12/16: Ironman, Rick Sofield, Bobby Schantz & Benito Santiago...





8 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates: National League Central's Early Odds Of Going To World Series


9 SB Nation

The 5 surprising win-now teams of the offseason



10 My Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds in Review: CF Billy Hamilton


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 USA Today

Dodgers dump Brian Wilson, will eat $21.5 million in '15


12 ESPN Sweetspot

> Are Cubans now getting overpriced?</b>



13 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Selig to be featured at Miller Park in 3-D, with replica office


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Goold: Is the Cardinals' 25-man roster already set?


15 Baseball Prospectus

The Value of Five-Plus Players


16 CBS Sports

Hall of Fame candidate breakdown: Mike Piazza



17 Chicago Sun-Times

Theo ‘was prepared to soak myself in deer urine’ to land Jon Lester


18 Fangraphs

Matt Kemp and the Petco Park Problem


19 Sports on Earth

THE TOMMY JOHN SOLUTION?


20 Just a Bit Outside

10 BIGGEST MLB HOLES LEFT TO FILL


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hot Stove League Survey #2

The Winter Meetings are over and we have kind of hit a lull in the off-season. I thought now would be a good-time for the second survey of the winter. It will be left open until Friday at 5:00 PM (eastern time).

For the survey, click here.

JAL’s Accentuate The Positive Morning Links






Accentuate the Positive  Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters

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


First Pitch: Looking at the Pirates Starting Pitching Depth in 2015 and Beyond


Notes: Ray Searage on Cole and Morton; Holdzkom’s Focus, Polanco in Right Field


Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Makes a Brief Return to the Lineup, Valle Leaves With Hand Injury

6 Bucs Dugout

Marlins president David Samson responds to Frank Coonelly's comments about Giancarlo Stanton


Rangers to sign Kyle Blanks


7 Green Weenie

12/15: Jim Nealon, Vic Willis, Bucky, Art Howe, Vic Janowicz, Jim Bunning, Rule 5 Debacle & the X-Man....





8 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates Make PirateFest A Success


9 SB Nation

Rumors, rumors, every where, nor any drop to drink



10 Bleacher Report

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Chatter Surrounding Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and More


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 Sun-Sentinel

Pirates' Prez Coonelly apologies to Marlins over Stanton flap


12 ESPN Sweetspot

> Path to the playoffs: NL Central</b>



13 Cincinnati Enquirer

Quiet since Winter Meetings, what's next for Reds?


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Former Cards closer Motte heads to Cubs


15 Baseball Prospectus

Ninety-Percent Mental: It's Happening!


16 CBS Sports

Hall of Fame candidate breakdown: Craig Biggio



17 Washington Post

Sy Berger, Topps baseball card designer, dies at 91


18 Fangraphs

Minor League Baseball to Seek Congressional Protection from the Minimum Wage


19 Sports on Earth

THE TOMMY JOHN SOLUTION?


20 Just a Bit Outside

WILL THE CUBAN MARKET CORRECT?


21 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Former Rays utility infielder pleased to find new home


22 Tribune Review

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Despite busy early offseason have the Pirates lost ground?


Monday, December 15, 2014

JAL’s Come Rain or Come Shine Morning Links




 


Come Rain or Come Shine  Barbara Streisand and John Mayer

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: Sebastian Valle Collects Three Hits, Harold Ramirez Named to All-Star Team



6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates 'not close' to acquiring Nathan Eovaldi


7 Green Weenie

12/14: Barney Dreyfuss, Wee Willie, Jerry May, Lefty, The Kitten, Jon Lieber, Wil Cordero & More...





8 Rumbunter

Expect More Action From Pirates On The Bases


9 YOU TUBE

Pittsburgh Sports History Holiday Video


10 Rant Sports

MLB Free Agent Prediction: Edinson Volquez Will Sign With New York Yankees


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 KDKA

Pirates Reliever John Holdzkom Looking To Build Off Successful 2013




12 Boston Globe

> MLB Teams Always Wonder If They Did Enough in Offseason</b>



13 Altoona Mirror

Bucs signing Liriano was important


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Boras on Scherzer: No deadline for deal


15 Baseball Prospectus

The Surprising Math Teams Use to Value a Compensation Pick


16 CBS Sports

All-in White Sox land potential upgrade in Melky Cabrera



17 Washington Post

Bryce Harper skips NatsFest three days before arbitration grievance hearing


18 Fangraphs

Twins Add Another Perfectly-Serviceable Pitcher in Santana




19 Sports on Earth

GM FOR A DAY: Phillies


20 Just a Bit Outside

DON'T NATIONALS WANT TO PAY TO PLAY?


21 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Taillon still has long road to recovery


22 Tribune Review

Ex-Pirate Parker fights against Parkinson's with optimistic attitude


Sunday, December 14, 2014

JAL’s And the Angels Sing Morning Links


 




And the Angels Sing  Martha Tilton

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


Contract Details For Radhames Liz and Updated 2015 Payroll Numbers



Winter Leagues: High-Priced International Signing Among Pirates Playing in Panama



6 Bucs Dugout

Notes: Frank Coonelly discusses Giancarlo Stanton


7 Green Weenie

12/13: Joe Christopher, Dale Berra, Jeff Robinson, Bell & King Deal, Ritchie For Wells & Fogg, Damaso Marte and Eddie Volquez...




8 Rumbunter

Pirates Should Be Confident Post Winter Meetings?


9 City of Champions

Are Pittsburgh Pirates Really Going To Wear Camouflage Alternate Jerseys?


10 Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Got Lucky By Not Signing Pat Neshek


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 KDKA

Hurdle: Alvarez Needs To “Figure It Out With That Bat”


12 Cincinnati Enquirer

> Mat Latos not shocked or upset by trade</b>



13 Chicago Daily Herald

Hammel happy to be back with Cubs


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Bernie: Cards face uprising in NL Central


15 SB Nation   

Melky Cabrera, White Sox reportedly agree to 3-year deal


16 CBS Sports

For 2015, you can count the non-contenders on one hand (almost)



17 ESPN

The playoff team most likely to fade


18 Fangraphs

Kendrys Morales: A Gamble on Baseball’s Rhythms




19 Sports on Earth

GM FOR A DAY: GIANTS


20 Just a Bit Outside

RED SOX REBUILDING ROTATION


21 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli finally gets chance to start


A.J. Burnett’s return to Pirates follows plan of his own making


22 Tribune Review

Pirates notebook: New catcher Cervelli eager to bond with staff


Saturday, December 13, 2014

JAL’s I’m Gonna Be a Country Girl Again Morning Links





I’m Gonna Be a Country Girl Again  Buffy Sainte Marie

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


First Pitch: You Can’t Say the Pirates Aren’t Focused on Winning in 2015



Winter Leagues: Sam Kennelly Makes Debut in Australia, Julio Vivas Impressing in Venezuela



6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates announce Radhames Liz signing, DFA Josh Lindblom


7 Green Weenie

12/12: Phenomenal, Bob Harmon, Ray Kremer, Larry French, Freddie Lindstrom, Arky, John Tudor Trade, Ramon Vazquez, Matt Capps...




8 City of Champions

Are Pittsburgh Pirates Really Going To Wear Camouflage Alternate Jerseys?


9 WHYGAVS

AFTER THE WINTER MEETINGS, WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE PIRATES?


10 KDKA

Fans Seem Unfazed As Price Of Pirates Tickets Goes Up


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

11 Chicago Daily Herald

North: Cubs still have some work to do


12 Cincinnati Enquirer

> Doc's TML: Ease off on the snark, experts.</b>



13 USA Today

Organizational report: New management expects Diamondbacks turnaround


14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Bernie: The problem with Mark Reynolds


15 SB Nation   

Say hey, baseball: So, who will sign Max Scherzer?


16 CBS Sports

After Kendrick trade, Angels need Hamilton to be great more than ever



17 ESPN

Things to watch after winter meetings


18 Fangraphs

The Matt Kemp Trade Feels Like the Vernon Wells Trade


Extending Ryan Howard Is Not What Killed the Phillies




19 Sports on Earth

MLB DIVISIONS 'FUN' RANKINGS


20 Just a Bit Outside

IT'S NOT THE STUPID MONEY, STUPID


21 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates' new deal with starter Liriano finally official


22 Tribune Review

Pirates finalize Liriano's 3-year, $39 million deal