Thursday, November 27, 2014

JAL’s Happy Thanksgiving Morning Links






Thanksgiving Song Mary Chapin Carpenter

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


MLB Minimum Salary to Increase in 2015



6 Bucs Dugout

Rays sign Ernesto Frieri


7 Green Weenie

11/26: Bob Elliott, Richie Hebner, Bob Walk...





8 Rumbunter

Jameson Taillon Will Make An Impact For Pirates In 2015


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

JAL’s Snow Days Morning Links





Snow Days Real Estate  2009

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: Why Has This Been a Quiet Off-Season For the Pirates?



6 Bucs Dugout

Ask BD: Is Francisco Cervelli a good fit, and would Ryan Lavarnway be a good addition?


7 Green Weenie

11/25: An Odd Couple on a Quiet Day - Bobby Clemente & Randall Simon





8 Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Potential 2015 Free Agent Target: Edinson Volquez


9 Bluebird Banter

Scouting Report on Russell Martin from Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Long Beach Press Telegram

Tyler Glasnow’s game continues to grow as Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pitching prospect


11 Cincinnati Enquirer

> Billy Hamilton was good in center, but can he improve?</b>


12 USA Today

After Red Sox jolt, MLB's marketplace has new look


13 NY Daily News

Yankees won't get into bidding war for Chase Headley, according to source


14 SB Nation   

Picking the perfect Hall of Fame ballot strategy


15 CBS Sports

Giants think big post Panda: Upton, Tomas, Cruz, even Scherzer on menu



16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Matheny will give his No. 22 to Heyward


17 Baseball Prospectus

A New View of Plate Discipline, Part 3


18 Fangraphs

Evaluating the Red Sox Spending Spree



19 Sports on Earth

WHO'S TRENDING TOWARD THE HALL?


20 Just a Bit Outside

RED SOX SPLURGE LOOKS A LOT REVISITING ICHIRO'S MLB-BREAKING CONTRACTLIKE THE LAST ONE THAT DIDN'T WORK



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Smizik: No surprise -- free agency spawns super salaries


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JAL’s Fox in the Snow Morning Links








Fox in the Snow  Belle and Sebastian

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: It’s Time For Gaby Sanchez to Get Appreciated as a Good Platoon Player


Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Reaches Base Five Times, Willy Garcia Continues Slump


6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates release Ramon Cabrera


7 Green Weenie

11/24: Bob Friend, Al Martin, Doug Drabek, Million Dollar Arms, Zachster...





8 Rumbunter

Pirates Trade Of Ike Davis Continues Strong Offseason


9 The Outside Corner

THE GREAT SWAP MEET OF MLB BAD CONTRACTS


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Fox News

2014 World Series Shares List


11 Cincinnati Enquirer

> BAR: Yoenis Cespedes fits Reds, but do Reds fit Sox?</b>


12 USA Today

Red Sox strike fast, but they're just getting started


13 NY Daily News

Yankees great Joe DiMaggio was overrated, says MLB historian


14 SB Nation   

SB Nation MLB Award winners: Royals named team of the year


15 CBS Sports

Sandoval, Ramirez agree to Red Sox deals; Boston pulls free agent sweep



16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Sadecki gave spark to Cards’ magical 1964 season


17 Baseball Prospectus

Before They Were Prospects:  NL Central


18 Fangraphs

Which Pablo Sandoval Did the Red Sox Buy



19 Sports on Earth

THE BIGGEST MLB FREE-AGENT SPLASHES


20 Just a Bit Outside

RED SOX SPLURGE LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE LAST ONE THAT DIDN'T WORK



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Elite pitchers head list of eligible players for baseball Hall



23 Tribune Review

Pirates star McCutchen marries in private ceremony


Monday, November 24, 2014

HOF 2015: Who would get your vote?

Jerry Crasnick of espn.com shared his 2015 HOF Ballot earlier on Twitter. Voting must be done by December 27, 2014, and he is allowed to vote for up to ten former players.

I thought it would be interesting to see who you would cast a vote for if able. Here are the available former players.




JAL’s Doughnut for a Snowman Morning Links


 

Doughnut for a Snowman Guided by Voices 2012

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


Pirates Trade Ike Davis to Oakland A’s


6 Bucs Dugout

Athletics could still non-tender Ike Davis


7 Green Weenie

11/23: Rip & Big Poison, Danny & The Quail, Goose...





8 Marlins Maniac

MLB Rumors: Marlins Interested in Francisco Liriano?


9 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ike Davis Release Means First Base Belongs To Pedro Alvarez


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Grantland

MLB Transaction Trees


11 Chicago Sun Times

> Chicago has third-best odds of winning major sports title in 2015</b>


12 USA Today

Report: Hanley Ramirez agrees to five-year deal with Red Sox


13 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Craig Counsell will stay with Brewers


14 SB Nation   

Rays managerial search down to Don Wakamatsu, Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash


15 CBS Sports

The All 'What Could Have Been' Team



16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Best and worst of Cardinals' offseasons


17 Baseball Prospectus

The Week in Quotes


18 Fangraphs

The Effects of Pitch Sequencing



19 Sports on Earth

MLB'S BEST PITCHER-HITTER COMBOS


20 Just a Bit Outside

NO, THE MARLINS PROBABLY HAVE NOT CHANGED



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions


Sunday, November 23, 2014

JAL’s While I Shovel the Snow Morning Links





While I Shovel The Snow  The Walkmen   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


Winter Leagues: Elias Diaz Starts in Venezuela, Joely Rodriguez Will Play Winter Ball



6 The Sports Quotient

Yankees Reportedly Interested In Grilli


7 Green Weenie

11/22: Dick Bartell, Guy Bush + Big Jim, & the Great One Joins the Club...




Hot Stove Simmering...



8 Rumbunter

Minor Leaguers Play Major Role In Pirates' Future


9 Rant Sports

Don’t Expect Radhames Liz to Work Out with Pittsburgh Pirates


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 KDKA

Bill Brink On Pirates’ First Base Situation, Francisco Cervelli


11 NY Post

> All of MLB clamors: Do the Giants have a secret for success?</b>


12 USA Today

Pablo Sandoval causes a stir on road to $100 million


13 Boston Herald

Key target for MLB: Diversity


14 SB Nation   

Padres reportedly have highest offer to Pablo Sandoval; Red Sox, Giants 'close'


15 CBS Sports

The 2014 Eye On Baseball 'Bronze Cleat' Awards



16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bird Bytes: Choosing Martinez over Miller


17 Cincinnati Enquirer

What will the Reds do this offseason?


18 Fangraphs

Is Nick Swisher Done?



19 Sports on Earth

THE ISSUES FACING LA'S NEW REGIME


20 Just a Bit Outside

ANOTHER WAY OF MEASURING A MANAGER?



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Smizik: The future of Alvarez



23 Tribune Review

Pirates enter Plan B with Martin off market


Saturday, November 22, 2014

JAL’s Pink Panther Morning Links








Pink Panther Henry Mancini  1963

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: Strong Performance From Stolmy Pimentel


Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Named Among Top AFL Prospects


6 Bucs Dugout

Bucs Dugout Podcast: Reshaping the Pirates' roster


7 Green Weenie

11/21: Donora's Day: Stan the Man & Junior, Al Todd, Captain Willie, Brian Meadows, Barry Bonds, Clint Barmes...



Roster Moves: Mostly Bench, Bullpen Auditions



8 Rumbunter

Jeff Locke Key To Pirates In 2015


9 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates: Ike Davis Release Means First Base Belongs To Pedro Alvarez


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Forbes

The Lessons From Major League Baseball That NFL Leadership Is Sadly Ignoring


11 Pinstripe Alley

> A review of the tactics MLB has used to try and speed up the game this Fall</b>


12 USA Today

Adam LaRoche agrees to a 2-year deal with the White Sox


13 Cincinnati Enquirer

BAR 11.21.14: Reds offseason rebuild 'highly unlikely'


14 SB Nation   

Go for broke while you still can, Reds


15 CBS Sports

The American League All-'Overpaid' team



16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Updating the Cards' shopping list


17 Yahoo Sports

MLB isn't making any major changes to its video replay system


18 Fangraphs

Justin Upton Shouldn’t Cost More Than Jason Heyward



19 Sports on Earth

WHO NEEDS LESTER THE MOST?


20 Just a Bit Outside

DOES THIS OLD-TIMER REALLY BELONG IN THE HALL OF FAME?