Saturday, December 10, 2016

JAL’s Whiskey in the Jar Morning Links

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Whiskey in the Jar The Limeliters

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest


5 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

2017 MLB Free Agents



6 Rumbunter


The Pirates Have Had Contact With Tyson Ross


7 Viva El Birdos

Dexter Fowler's defensive positioning


8 Green Weenie

12/9 Birthdays: HBD Handsome Joe, Mike, Adam, Henry & Doc


9 Red Reporter

Former Red Travis Wood should be back on Cincinnati's radar


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

A Very Early Look At The 2017 Cubs’ Opening Day Roster


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Bring Warmth to Those in Need with PirateFest



12 Call to the Pen

Pittsburgh Pirates Throw Cold Water on Andrew McCutchen Trade Talks </b>


13 Fish Stripes


Neftali Feliz is a “candidate” for the Marlins


14 Elite Sports

Does a New York Yankees, Ivan Nova reunion make sense?


15 USA Today

D-Backs finalize deal for Fernando Rodney


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

BenFred: Worried about Carpenter leaving leadoff spot? Have some faith



17 SB Nation   

The Red Sox will trade a starter, but who (and when)?




18 CBS Sports

Hot Stove: Three teams that won the Winter Meetings and two that came away losers


19 Fangraphs

Wagner, Ruth, Robinson and Michael Martinez


20 Fox Sports

Ranking the 13 best rotations in MLB after the Chris Sale trade


21 Baseball Prospectus

Daddy Long Legs Hops From Chicago to St. Louis


22 Sports on Earth

DEX IN EFFECT: THOUGHTS ON FOWLER


Friday, December 9, 2016

JAL’s One Mint Julep Morning Links

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One Mint Julep  Louis Prima

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest


5 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

2017 MLB Free Agents



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Rule Five Draft Results Tyler Webb


7 Viva El Birdos

The benefit of cash in this market


8 Green Weenie

Notes: Meetings End Quietly for Bucs, Rule 5 (Hello, Tyler Webb), Player Moves, PiratesFest Starts Saturday



9 Red Reporter

Reds pick Luis Torrens, Stuart Turner in Rule 5 Draft; flip Torrens to Padres


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Jake Arrieta, Cubs Contract Extension Candidate


11 Delmarva Daily Times

Eastern Shore's Webb picked by Pirates in Rule 5 Draft



12 Outside Pitch

Miami Marlins are making little progress by signing Jeff Locke</b>


13 FanRag


Perrotto: Final thoughts from the Winter Meetings


14 Beaver County Times

Pirates Analysis: Could Tony Watson be on shopping list as teams make pitches for closers?



15 USA Today

After going got weird at winter meetings, White Sox emerge as big winners


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Hochman: Evolution of Fowler leads to Cards' rejuvenation



17 SB Nation   

Ranking the starting pitchers your team can trade for




18 CBS Sports

MLB Hot Stove: The 10 biggest things unresolved by the Winter Meetings


19 Fangraphs

The Case for Keeping Andrew McCutchen


20 Fox Sports

Space pioneer John Glenn flew fighter planes with Ted Williams in the Korean War


21 Baseball Prospectus

The New CBA, By The Numbers


22 Sports on Earth

FAN HATE CAN CHANGE TO LOVE QUICKLY


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pirates Add a LH Pitcher Tyler Webb Through Rule 5

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Tyler Webb was selected from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft.  That means the Pirates must keep on their 25 man roster all season or trade him to another team.  If they drop him from the 25 the team they drafted him from can reclaim him.

Webb was drafted by the Reds in the 48th round of the 2011 draft and did not sign.  He was drafted by the Yankees in the 10th round of the 2013 draft.  After spending 2013 in low A and A he advanced quickly and reached AAA in 2014.  He remained in AAA through the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Webb was used strictly as a reliever until last season when he started 5 games while relieving  in 31.  Through 4 minor league seasons he has record of 12-13 with a 3.48 ERA. He has averaged 11.1 strikeouts per 9 innings while walking 2.7 per 9 innings

Morning Links Thread Here


JAL’s No Milk Today Morning Links

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No Milk Today Herman’s Hermits

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest


5 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

2017 MLB Free Agents



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Andrew McCutchen Update Day 3


7 Viva El Birdos

The case for Jarrod Dyson


8 Green Weenie

12/7 B-Days: Deacon, Bobby, Tony, Johhny, Vinnie, Hal, Don & Bo *whew*



9 Red Reporter

The Reds five biggest hits of the season


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

A Look At The Cubs’ Outfield After Trading Jorge Soler


11 Pirates Breakdown

The Pittsburgh Pirates and The Battle of Art Versus Science


12 Call to the Pen

Pittsburgh Pirates History: Stars Transferred to Team from Louisville</b>


13 KDKA


Dunlap: Be Mad At The Right Person


14 Denver Post

Mark Melancon knew Giants were the perfect fit right away



15 USA Today

Are the cost for coveted major league closers skyrocketing?


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cards unable to protect lefty relievers, highly regarded infielder in Rule 5 draft



17 SB Nation   

If the Rockies signed Ian Desmond to play 1st base, it’s a horrible waste




18 CBS Sports

Hot Stove: The domino effect Desmond signing with Rockies has on several teams


19 Fangraphs

The Win-Win Trade of Jorge Soler and Wade Davis


20 Fox Sports

The Aroldis Chapman fallout will be even more interesting than the deal itself


21 Baseball Prospectus

Transaction Analysis: Texas Two-Step


22 Sports on Earth

ROX OFFENSE IS NOW A MONSTER

http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/210556362/rockies-offense-ian-desmond

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Waiting for Some Pirate's Action and/or The Rule 5 Draft

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Waiting for a Girl Like You  Foreigner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wln6NX0V4AQ


No Pirate action at the time I put this together.  Can't remember two teams so mentioned in trade talks without any action like the Pirates and Nationals have been.

Rule 5 Draft tomorrow at 9 am.

Morning Links Thread 



JAL’s For the Price of a Cup of Tea Morning Links

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For the Price of a Cup of Tea  Belle and Sebastian

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest


5 Cot’s Baseball Contracts

2017 MLB Free Agents



6 Rumbunter


The Pirates Should Shop Tony Watson


7 Viva El Birdos

The Cardinals can’t rebuild or tank


8 Green Weenie

12/6 Birthdays and a Death: HBD Tun, Walter, Frank, Tim & Adam; RIP Honus



9 Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds interested in reliever Neftali Feliz


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Winter Meetings: Day 2


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumored to Have Interest in Daniel Hudson




12 Waterloo Courier

Scherzer, Posey, McCutchen commit to play for US at WBC </b>


13 FanRag


Rumors and Rumblings: Pirates take emotion out of McCutchen talks


14 Wall Street Journal

Baseball’s Reliever Market Needs Saving



15 USA Today

Nightengale: Chris Sale trade could key titles for both Red Sox, White Sox


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals issue a 'call to action' as they explore several deals



17 SB Nation   

The Red Sox traded for Chris Sale, and they’re going to be ridiculously loaded for a long time




18 CBS Sports

Chris Sale trade cleared a path for slimmer Pablo Sandoval with Red Sox at 3B


19 Fangraphs

Scouting the White Sox’ Monster Return for Chris Sale


20 Fox Sports

The Nationals' ultra-quiet offseason is far from over


21 Baseball Prospectus

The Men Who Couldn't Catch a Break


22 Sports on Earth

THE MOST 'UNTOUCHABLE' PLAYERS IN MLB