Thursday, May 23, 2019

JAL’s Canadian Railroad Trilogy Morning Links

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1 MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Green Weenie

5/22 Through the 1940s: Josh Bomb; Expo Aflame; Game Stories; HBD George, Jim, Terris, Tom & Hooks




6 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Team Stat Rankings for 2019 so far


7 Point of Pittsburgh

The Pirates May Have Stabilized Their Bullpen




8 MLB

Baseball's most beloved oddball is in the middle of a fairytale comeback


9 FiveThirtyEight</b>

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The Strange Dynasty Of The San Francisco Giants Is Over. (Yes, It Was A Dynasty.)



10 Denver Post

> Rockies closer Wade Davis goes on IL; Jairo Diaz called up from Triple-A


CBS Sports

MLB scores, schedule: Athletics extend win streak to six games; Rangers complete three-game sweep over Mariners


12 Fangraphs

Celebrating Baseball’s Centennial



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Banjo Hitter: Full Circles, Leadership, and the Reinvention of Martín Pérez


14 The Blog Contest


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

JAL’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Morning Links

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1 MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates



3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Green Weenie


Marquez Sharp, Archie Not, In 5-0 Loss to Rox




6 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates report card for 5/9-5/19



7 Point of Pittsburgh

Kyle Crick Is Breaking Statcast





8 The Tennessean

Bryan Reynolds through the years


9 USA Today</b>

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Report: Amateur prospect Carter Stewart opts for Japan over MLB draft



10 Denver Post

> German Marquez leads Rockies’ shutout over Pirates


CBS Sports

The Pirates are having an especially strange season and keep winning despite some poor statistics



12 Fangraphs

The Mets Have Plenty of Blame To Go Around




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Short Relief: Far From Home


14 The Blog Contest

http://pbc-asylum.blogspot.com/2019/03/2019-pbc-asylum-prediction-contest.html



1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
2. Trevor Story (R) SS
3. Raimel Tapia (L) LF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B
6. Ian Desmond (R) CF
7. Brendan Rodgers (R) 2B
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
9. Jon Gray (R) P
1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B
2. Starling Marte (R) CF
3. Gregory Polanco (L) RF
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. Bryan Reynolds (S) LF
6. Colin Moran (L) 3B
7. Elias Diaz (R) C
8. Kevin Newman (R) SS
9. Montana DuRapau (R) P

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

JAL’s For Lovin Me Morning Links

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1 MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates



3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet



5 Green Weenie


5/20 Through the 1960’s: Double Down; Turnstile Spinning; Game Stories; HBD Horace, George & Moon




6 Rumbunter

3 Takeaways From Pittsburgh Pirates Series Victory In San Diego



7 Point of Pittsburgh

Cole Tucker Can’t Take The Heat





8 USA Today

Pirates slugger Josh Bell's offseason workouts paying immediate dividends


9 Sporting News</b>

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Powerful offenses, scuffling bullpens and other MLB quarter-season surprises



10 The Detroit News

> McCosky: Please don't turn MLB into a video game; say no to robot strike zone


CBS Sports

MLB scores, schedule: Red Sox, Michael Chavis come alive in matinee win over Blue Jays



12 Fangraphs

Josh Bell, Now With Power




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Short Relief: Second Guessing



14 The Blog Contest

http://pbc-asylum.blogspot.com/2019/03/2019-pbc-asylum-prediction-contest.html


1. Charlie Blackmon (L) RF
2. Trevor Story (R) SS
3. David Dahl (L) LF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Ryan McMahon (L) 2B
6. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B
7. Ian Desmond (R) CF
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
9. German Marquez (R) P
1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B
2. Starling Marte (R) CF
3. Bryan Reynolds (S) LF
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. Melky Cabrera (S) RF
6. Colin Moran (L) 3B
7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
8. Cole Tucker (S) SS
9. Chris Archer (R) P

Monday, May 20, 2019

JAL’s Carefree Highway Mind Morning Links

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1 MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Green Weenie

Colin Moran Gets Bucs Off To Quick Start As Pittsburgh Holds Off San Diego, 6-4, To Take Series




6 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Hold On to Win 4-Game Series in San Diego


7 Sports Illustrated

Quarter-Season Notebook: An Epic NL MVP Race, MLB's Elite Youth and Mike Trout's Greatness




8 Sporting News

What if? A look at Eric Davis, Nomar Garciaparra and Grady Sizemore, three Cooperstown careers cut short


9 St Louis Post-Dispatch</b>

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After rallying late, Cardinals lean heavy on Hicks, lose to Rangers, 5-4, on walk-off



10 San Diego Union Tribune

> Pirates go up big in first, hang on to drop Padres below .500 for first time in ’19


CBS Sports

MLB scores: Yankees seize first place; Bryce Harper getting hot; Ryu extends scoreless streak


12 Fangraphs

Sunday Notes: Pitchers, Pop-Ups, and Unnecessary Deference



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Short Relief: Run of the Mill


14 The Blog Contest



Sunday, May 19, 2019

JAL’s If You Could Read My Mind Morning Links

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1 MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates



3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet



5 Green Weenie


Four Homers & Pitching By Committee Propel Pirates To 7-2 Victory




6 Rumbunter

Jake Elmore Should Not Be On The Pittsburgh Pirates Roster



7 Yahoo Sports

Phillies, Pirates will be first MLB teams to bring mobile betting inside the ballpark





8 Forbes

MLB Will Likely Never See Another Player Hit .400 In A Season


9 NY Post</b>

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The American League disaster that isn’t going away



10 San Diego Union Tribune

> Padres back to .500 after loss to Pirates


CBS Sports

MLB scores, schedule: Masahiro Tanaka leaves start early as Rays top Yankees to regain first place



12 Fangraphs

What Baseball Lost by Not Expanding Sooner




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Short Relief: Calling Time



14 The Blog Contest

http://pbc-asylum.blogspot.com/2019/03/2019-pbc-asylum-prediction-contest.html


1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B
2. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
3. Gregory Polanco (L) RF
4. Josh Bell (S) 1B
5. Bryan Reynolds (S) CF
6. Colin Moran (L) 3B
7. Elias Diaz (R) C
8. Cole Tucker (S) SS
9. Joe Musgrove (R) P
1. Greg Garcia (L) 2B
2. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
3. Manny Machado (R) SS
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
6. Austin Allen (L) C
7. Wil Myers (R) CF
8. Ty France (R) 3
9. Cal Quantrill (R)