Friday, November 21, 2014

JAL’s Salamander Morning Links







Salamander Jethro Tull  1976

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: What Do Today’s Moves Mean For the Rest of the Pirates Off-Season?


Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2014 Rule 5 Draft


6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates add four, designate Ike Davis for assignment


7 Green Weenie

11/20: Schwall & Pags, Rick Reuschel, Jim Leyland Hired, Happy B-Day, Jeff Locke...




8 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Wise To Wait With Tyler Glasnow


9 WHYGAVS

PIRATES DFA IKE DAVIS AND FILL OUT 40-MAN ROSTER FOR RULE 5 DEADLINE, PLUS RADHAMES LIZ AND PEDRO FLORIMON



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Beaver County Times

Martin reflects on 'special' time in Pittsburgh


11 Sweetspot

> Random thoughts and notes: NL Central</b>


12 USA Today

Blue Jays GM calls Martin 'key to our offseason'


13 Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds will be alright in right if Bruce is alright


14 SB Nation   

Giants believe they're still in mix for Pablo Sandoval


15 CBS Sports

The National League All-'Overpaid' Team


16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bird Bytes: Choosing Martinez over Miller


17 Baseball Prospectus

Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects


18 Fangraphs

Russell Martin And Big Contracts To Older Catchers



19 Sports on Earth

GM FOR A DAY: MARLINS


20 Just a Bit Outside

BOMBS AWAY! GIANCARLO STANTON'S MOST MEMORABLE HOMERS



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

As Rule 5 draft nears, roster moves due for Pirates



23 Tribune Review

Pirates cut ties with Davis, clearing path for Alvarez to play first base


Thursday, November 20, 2014

JAL’s Grizzly Bear Morning Links





 

 

Grizzly Bear  Youngbloods 1967

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

5Pirates Prospects


First Pitch: One of the Busiest Days of the Off-Season For Transactions


Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Makes Debut, News on Melancon, Polanco and Harold Ramirez


Pirates Need to Protect Players Tomorrow From the Rule 5 Draft; Who Should Be Protected?


6 Bucs Dugout

Rule 5 roster deadline day


7 Green Weenie

11/19: Uncle Al, Groat to the Cards, Bonds Beats Bobby Bo For MVP, Chico...




8 Rumbunter

N.L. Central Teams Interested In Jon Lester


9 Saberbucs

Should the Pirates Really “Step Up” Like These Teams, Mr. Smizik?



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 KDKA

The Pirates Hot Stove Report With Colin Dunlap: Nov. 19, 2014


11 Cincinnati Enquirer

> BAR 11.19.14: Pirates' loss bigger than Cardinals' gain</b>


12 USA Today

Nightengale: Yankees sure to have offseason surprise



13 Chicago Sun Times

From the Bill Chuck Files: More or Lester?


14 SB Nation   

MLB free agent prediction: Max Scherzer


15 CBS Sports

Critics aside, $325 million Stanton deal is a home run for both parties


16 St Louis Post Dispatch</b>

Bernie: Are Cardinals plotting a big move?


17 Baseball Prospectus

An Agent's Take: When the Smallest Transactions are the Biggest


18 Fangraphs

Yoan Moncada Is Affecting All of International Baseball



19 Sports on Earth</b>

MLB's most valuable Megadeals


20 Just a Bit Outside

Record contract makes sense for slugger Stanton, Marlins



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

As Rule 5 draft nears, roster moves due for Pirates



23 Tribune Review

Pirates ready to protect top pitching prospects from Rule 5 draft

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JAL’s Eye of the Tiger Morning Links






Eye of the Tiger 1981

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: Finding the Second Left-Hander For the Pirates Bullpen


Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings


Mixed Reports on the Pirates Signing Radhames Liz


6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates make series of minor league signings


7 Green Weenie

11/18: Big Date For Alleghenys, Rocky Nelson, Johnny Hopp & Danny Murtaugh Arrive, The Trade That Kept On Giving...




8 Rumbunter

Andrew McCutchen Made Even More Valuable After Giancarlo Stanton Deal


9 Yanks Go Yard

YGY Radio Show Exclusive: Justin Wilson Interview



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Patriot News

Is Andrew McCutchen wising up to Pittsburgh Pirates management?


11 MLB

> Robinson, Boggs, Hurdle, Harrison honored by MLBPAA/b>


12 USA Today

DH Billy Butler to sign three-year deal with Oakland



13 Chicago Sun Times

Cubs meet with Lester, but Red Sox making a strong charge


14 SB Nation   

What do the Atlanta Braves do now?


15 CBS Sports

Trade candidates: NL West


16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Cards take big risk but were forced into it


17 Baseball Prospectus

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects


18 Fangraphs

Giancarlo Stanton, Ball-Striking, And The Future



Bobble, bobble, toil and trouble





19 Sports on Earth

WHO BENEFITS BY SIGNING SCHERZER?


20 Just a Bit Outside

THE THREE SURPRISING PEOPLE WHO EXPLAIN BASEBALL RIGHT NOW



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Smizik: Will Pirates step up?



23 Tribune Review

Pirates notebook: Team offered catcher Martin 4-year contract


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

JAL’s Wild Horses Morning Links





Wild Horses Rolling Stones 1971

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: Catcher Defense Has Gained a Massive Amount of Appreciation in Two Years.


Winter Leagues: Mark Melancon Closes Out Win in Japan



6 Bucs Dugout

Pirates were wise not to match Russell Martin's deal with Blue Jays


7 Green Weenie

11/17: Red Lucas, Expansion Losses, Kendall & Bay Hit Paydirt...




8 Rumbunter

Josh Harrison Will Not Sneak Up On Anyone Next Season


9 WHYGAVS

FAREWELL AND THANK YOU, RUSSELL MARTIN



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Pirates Site

Bucs recognize gains in expected loss of Martin


11 KDKA

> Dunlap: Martin Moving On Was Inevitable


12 USA Today

Cash, clout and chemistry: MLB offseason takes shape



13 Chicago Tribune

Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays


14 SB Nation   

What the Cardinals are expecting from Jason Heyward


15 CBS Sports

Giancarlo Stanton's opt-out may not be bad news for Marlins


16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Heyward trade is risky business


17 Baseball Prospectus

Against the Grind


18 Fangraphs

Blue Jays Commit to Playoff Race, Sign Russell Martin


The Fascinating Jason Heyward/Shelby Miller Swap


  
19 Sports on Earth

THE NEXT MOVES FOR THE CUBS


20 Just a Bit Outside

THE RAREST PITCH IN BASEBALL



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Martin exits, returns ‘home’ to Toronto



23 Tribune Review

Do You Want More Bad News or Silver Linings?


Monday, November 17, 2014

Martin Agrees To Terms With Blue Jays

Russell Martin agrees to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays for 5 years and $82M.  The deal is pending a physical.

In other news the Cardinals traded Shelby Miller for Jason Heyward.  Miller is under control for four more years while Heyward is one year away from free agency.  There were a couple other players involved in the trade.  More specifics Here

JAL’s The Lion Sleeps Tonight Morning Links





The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens 1961

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: Update on Alen Hanson, More Hitting From Mel Rojas Jr.



6 Bucs Dugout

Could Red Sox be interested in Pedro Alvarez?



Reactions to the A.J. Burnett signing



7 Green Weenie

11/16: Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente Win MVPs, Brandon Cumpton's B-Day




8 SaberBucs

How Neal Huntington Killed ERA


9 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates And Francisco Cervelli: What's Not To Like?



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Journal Times

Fundraising launched for Ginger Beaumont statue


11 USA Today

> Justin Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to first win in Japan


12 Boston Globe

Marlins serious about hooking slugger Giancarlo Stanton



13 Chicago Sun Times

Cubs prospect C.J. Edwards back in spotlight


14 SB Nation   

Cubs leaders in Russell Martin sweepstakes, per report


15 CBS Sports

Trade candidates: NL Central


16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Taveras news stirs many emotions


17 Baseball Prospectus

The Week in Quotes


18 Fangraphs

General Managers on the Current Run-Scoring Environment: Thoughts from Phoenix


19 Sports on Earth

MARKET WATCH: OUTFIELD


20 Just a Bit Outside

NL MVP: McCutchen, Stanton — then Kershaw — topped my ballot


Sunday, November 16, 2014

JAL’s Hummingbird Morning Links








Hummingbird Seals and Crofts 1976

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


Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Didn’t Perform Like Top Prospects in the AFL, But Should That Matter?


6 Bucs Dugout

How to use FanShots and FanPosts


7 Green Weenie

11/15: Maurice, Gus, MVP Cobra, Clint Comes To Town...




8 SaberBucs

Russell Martin Free Agency Turning Some Fans Absurd


9 City of Champions

Signing A.J. Burnett Is Latest Example of Pittsburgh Pirates' Winning Method



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Yanks Go Yard

The Yankees Pirates Bizarro World


11 The State

> Decade removed from World Series title, Pokey Reese is moving on with the rest of his life


12 Cincinnati Enquirer

A deal for Cueto could be doable



13 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers pick up highly rated center-field prospect


14 SB Nation   

Yasmany Tomas, baseball's next Cuban star


15 CBS Sports

Trade candidates: NL East


16 St Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Heyward a Cards' trade candidate?


17 Pirates Site

Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League


18 Fangraphs

Yoan Moncada: The Most Fascinating Story of the Offseason


19 Sports on Earth

MARKET WATCH: MIDDLE INFIELD


20 Just a Bit Outside

$300 MILLION FOR GIANCARLO STANTON? IT'S NOT THAT CRAZY



22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Gene Collier: A.J. Burnett’s back, but is it for better, or worse?



23 Tribune Review

Starkey: Burnett's a bargain for Bucs