Saturday, January 21, 2017

JAL’s The Lion Sleeps Tonight Morning Links

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


A Recent History of Pittsburgh Pirates First Base Difficulties


7 Viva El Birdos

How does Yadier Molina compare to 2017’s Hall of Fame ballot catchers?


8 Green Weenie

1/20: Josh RIP; Adam & DJ Sign; Roberto's First Clip; HBD Brian, Jesse, Carl & Ceci


9 Red Reporter

Reds looking for veteran rotation help


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Sign Jim Henderson To Minor-League Deal


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Keep an Eye on Taillon this Season


12 Sports 101

Tim Raines Election Into The Hall of Fame Long Overdue</b>


13 Outside Pitch

Top ten Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects in 2017: #8 Ke’Bryan Hayes


14 Altoona Mirror

Porter out, Clemente Jr. in


15 Call to the Pen

MLB History: Looking Back at MLB Teams That Relocated


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

BenFred's 5: Difficult path to Hall for Molina? What about Rolen?



17 SB Nation   

Mark Trumbo and the win-now Orioles can’t stop now




18 CBS Sports

MLB Hot Stove: Let's find a team for the remaining MLB free agent sluggers


19 Fangraphs

2016 Hitter Contact-Quality Report: NL Center Fielders


20 Fox Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Potential Next Top Catching Prospect


21 Baseball Prospectus

Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone?


22 Sports on Earth

NO WAY, JOSE: DON'T BLAME VOTERS


Friday, January 20, 2017

JAL’s Who Needs Sleep Morning Links

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Who Needs Sleep Barenaked Ladies

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


Top 5 Pittsburgh Pirates of the 2016 Season


7 Viva El Birdos

Lesser known facts about the Cardinals and the Hall of Fame


8 Green Weenie

1/19: Kip & Craig Sign, LaRoche Deal, Stew Extended, HBD Chris Stynes, RIP Stan the Man


9 Red Reporter

Analysis of Dan Straily to the Marlins for Luis Castillo, Austin Brice, & Isaiah White



10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

The 1984 Cubs At Cubs Con


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates May See Moving Tyler Glasnow to Bullpen as Viable Option


12 INSC Magazine

Pittsburgh Pirates Projected 2017 Lineup </b>


13 Outside Pitch

Top ten Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects in 2017: #9 Yeudy Garcia


14 Reading Eagle

Seven-time All-Star speaks at Reading Hot Stovers banquet


15 Awful Announcing

NBC REGIONAL NETWORKS WILL NOW STREAM MLB GAMES ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals' Leake looking forward to better season



17 SB Nation   

The best and worst of the 2017 Hall of Fame vote




18 CBS Sports

Why Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame means so much to a kid from Montreal


19 Fangraphs

Brewers Sign Neftali Feliz, Remain Interesting


20 Fox Sports

The Dodgers are looking all over the place for a second baseman


21 Baseball Prospectus

Rumor Roundup: Hunting Starters


22 Sports on Earth

HOF VOTERS NOW KNOW BETTER, EDGAR


Thursday, January 19, 2017

JAL’s Talking in Your Sleep Morning Links

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Talking in Your Sleep The Romantics

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Take on the Off-Season So Far


7 Viva El Birdos

Mike Matheny’s presser: A forensic analysis


8 Green Weenie

1/18: Greenberg Becomes A Buc; HBD Charlie, Eddie, Laurin, Wandy & Gift


9 Red Reporter

JPEG of the Year: Match 5



10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Unconventional Cubs Party


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Prospect Projections: Nick Kingham


12 TSJ Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates: New Year, New Team</b>


13 Fansided

MLB 2017: Top 10 catchers


14 Off The Bench

Ranking the 2017 National League Managers


15 Racine Journal

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

BenFred: Cards are taking a risk with Martinez hearing



17 SB Nation   

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected as members of Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017r




18 CBS Sports

Canseco, Schilling and the best Twitter reactions to MLB Hall of Fame results



19 Fangraphs

AT&T Is the Home-Run Killer of the Millennium


20 Fox Sports

The Hall of Fame voters’ war on steroids is crumbling


21 Baseball Prospectus

New Year's Resolutions: Pitchers' Plate Discipline


22 Sports on Earth

BEST HALL OF FAME CLASSES IN HISTORY


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

JAL’s Don’t Sleep in the Subway Morning Links

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Don’t Sleep in the Subway Petula Clark

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


What Should The Pirates Do With Alen Hanson?


7 Viva El Birdos

Cardinals news and notes: K/BB, Carlos Martinez, Magneuris Sierra, Randal Grichuk


8 Green Weenie

1/17: '14 & '15 Arb; Pink for Red; Kip & Josh Sign; HBD Jack & Jeff; Buc Drafts


9 Red Reporter

We all may be overlooking Arismendy Alcantara


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs Claim Dylan Floro From Rays


11 Pirates Breakdown

More Than Two LHP Bullpen Arms Means Trouble for Pittsburgh Pirates


Pittsburgh Pirates Keep or Trade?  Jung Ho Kang and David Freese


12 National Pastime Museum

THE RISE AND FALL OF GUS GREENLEE</b>


13 FanRag Sports

Spring training countdown: Pittsburgh Pirates


14 Forbes

MLB Free Agency: How Jose Bautista And Others Make The Grade


15 Outside Pitch

Top ten Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects in 2017: #10 Nick Kingham


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Ortiz: Healthy again, Lynn expects to rejoin Cardinals' rotation



17 SB Nation   

An appreciation for the 15 players who will fall off the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot this year




18 CBS Sports

Will Jeff Bagwell get in to the Hall of Fame? The case for and against him


19 Fangraphs

How Keon Broxton Looks Like the Brewers’ Best Player


20 Fox Sports

Rangers hope the third time is a charm as they bring back Josh Hamilton


21 Baseball Prospectus

Cooperstown Changes


22 Sports on Earth

BRAVES NEW WORLD: WINS IN ATLANTA


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

JAL’s Behind the Wall of Sleep Morning Links

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Behind the Wall of Sleep  The Smithereens

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


Chad Kuhl Has A Lefty Problem


7 Viva El Birdos

Randal Grichuk’s surgery a reminder of the value of depth


8 Green Weenie

1/16: JHK & Ollie Sign, HBD Art, Erskine & Ron, B-Ball


9 Reds Reporter

2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Robert Stephenson is #5


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

2017 Cubs Convention Wrap, Part 1


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Kang Ranked Eighth in MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now


What is Tony Watson’s Future?


12 National Pastime Museum

TED WILLIAMS AND MINNIE MIÑOSO</b>


13 Bradenton Herald

‘Early birds’ have chance for the best Pirates spring training tickets


14 Sports Blog

4 Reasons Why the Pirates should Trade Andrew McCutchen


15 Outside Pitch

What should the Pittsburgh Pirates do with Jung Ho Kang?


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals weigh future of Molina, Wainwright



17 SB Nation   

Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling deserve Hall of Fame love for thriving in the Steroid Era




18 CBS Sports

The 10 players I'd elect to the Baseball Hall of Fame and those who would miss the cut


19 Fangraphs

Travis Sawchik FanGraphs Chat – 1/16/17


20 Fox Sports

David Price opens up about struggles with Red Sox, admits he heard racial taunts


21 Baseball Prospectus

Flashback Friars


Monday, January 16, 2017

JAL’s Ice Queen Morning Links

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Ice Queen Within Temptation

1- 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 Foo’s Survey Results



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: A Look at their 2017 Draft Picks


7 Viva El Birdos

Viva El Birdos 2017 Top Prospects List Part Six: Wrapping it Up


8 Green Weenie

1/15: '16 Arb Class; Hartenstein Deal; Honus Museum; HBD Mike, Jock, & Banny


9 Reds Reporter

Matt Makes Ballpark Food: Canadian Edition


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

No More Print-at-Home Tickets, Cubs Say In Convention Business Session


11 Pirates Breakdown

2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Are In Search of a Leadoff Hitter


Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Prospect Projections: Clay Holmes


12 National Pastime Museum

HARD TIMES: Baseball in the 1930s</b>


13 Outside Pitch

Just how good is Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Austin Meadows?


14 Number Fire

Joe Blanton's Revival as a Reliever Makes Him an Attractive Free-Agent Option


15 Call to the Pen

MLB Free Agency: Ranking the Best Fits for Brandon Moss


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Goold: Greg Garcia sets his sights on winning everyday job



17 SB Nation   

Pablo Sandoval looks skinny as hell now




18 CBS Sports

Think you know what it takes to be an MLB leadoff hitter? Think again


19 Fangraphs

Elo vs. Regression to the Mean: A Theoretical Comparison


20 Fox Sports

David Price opens up about struggles with Red Sox, admits he heard racial taunts


21 Baseball Prospectus

Ain't Settling for Anything Less Than Everythin


22 Sports on Earth

WAIT CONTINUES FOR TRUMBO, JOEY BATS


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Steelers vs. Chiefs - 2nd Half

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