Tuesday, February 20, 2018

JAL’s La Nuit N'en Finit Plus Morning Links

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La Nuit N'en Finit Plus Petula Clark


Based on comment on the blog, this week will be 7 versions of Needles and Pins by 7 performers

MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News & Notes: February 19




6 Viva El Birdos</b>

Tommy Pham is for real


7 Green Weenie

 Notes: Camp Now In Full Swing


8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs spring workouts: Baserunning drills

9 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Freese, Harrison sound off



10 The Point of Pittsburgh

MLB Prospect Surplus Values — 2018 Updated Edition


11 Sports Illustrated</b>

Eric Hosmer Deal Indicative of Insensible MLB Free Agent Market




12 Bradenton Herald

We all complain about traffic. Even these MLB players spending the spring in Bradenton




13 Pittsburgh Sports castle

Cinello: No-brainer for Pirates to take a flyer on Dickerson


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  BenFred: Will the Brewers make one more splash? Cardinals better hope not


15 SB Nation

Actually, it was good for the Padres to sign Eric Hosmer to a seemingly nonsensical contract


16 CBS Sports

MLB pace-of-play rule changes: Mound visit limits, no pitch clock, shorter commercials


17 Fangraphs

The White Sox’ Rotation Could Be Anything


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: Capturing the Essence


19 National Pastime Museum

THE 1967 WINTER MEETINGS




Monday, February 19, 2018

JAL’s Needles and Pins Morning Links

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Needles and Pins Del Shannon


Based on comment on the blog, this week will be 7 versions of Needles and Pins by 7 performers

MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


Corey Dickerson Could Provide A Low Risk Move For The Pirates




6 Viva El Birdos</b>

The Cards’ High-Strikeout Bullpen Gamble


7 Green Weenie

2/18: AVS Signs, The King; HBD Bruce, Manny, Bob, Maxie, Luis, Cal & Sherry


8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

The market for Jake Arrieta appears to be shrinking


9 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 40 in 40 – Nick Kingham


The Pittsburgh Pirates and repeated mistakes


10 KDKA

Mack: When Will Pirates’ Actions Back Up Their Words?


11 Indiana Gazette</b>

Freese told it like it is with the Pirates




12 Mercury News

What Bob Melvin expects with looming MLB pace of play changes




13 Washington Post

Pirates’ Diaz discusses mother’s kidnapping ordeal


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Hochman: No delusions of grand slam grandeur with Ozuna and Cards


15 SB Nation

Saturday night’s all right for making tons of baseball moves


16 CBS Sports

Padres sign Eric Hosmer: What it means for Hosmer, Padres, Royals and Red Sox


17 Fangraphs

Jake Odorizzi Is Probably an Adjustment Away


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: Those Who Stay Afloat


19 National Pastime Museum

HARVEY HADDIX AND HIS PERFECT LOSS


Sunday, February 18, 2018

JAL’s Needles and Pins Morning Links

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Needles and Pins Jackie DeShannon


Based on comment on the blog, this week will be 7 versions of Needles and Pins by 7 performers

MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News & Notes: February 17




6 Viva El Birdos</b>

Cardinals News and Notes: Bud Norris, prospects, a potential closer, and prospects


7 Green Weenie

2/17: Nate Inked; Demon for Turkey Mike; Groat Award; Pace of Play 1900s Style; HBD Rivington, Eddie, Ed, Whammy & Don


8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs historical sleuthing: All-Star edition


9 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 40 in 40- Jordan Milbrath


The Pittsburgh Pirates and repeated mistakes


10 The Virginian-Pilot

Buster Posey, new SF teammate Andrew McCutchen go way back


11 Forbes</b>

MLB: Is It Too Much To Ask For Good Baseball Commissioner?




12 Mass Live

MLB free agency: Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel gives reason why slow market 'might be a good thing,' say he'd like to stay with Sox




NY Post

How the Evil Empire — or the Good Guys — took over this town


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  'Hello, Yadier Molina. I'm Adam Wainwright. You new around here?


15 SB Nation

Maybe Tim Lincecum is duct tape


16 CBS Sports

Giants reportedly get creative to sign Tony Watson, avoid luxury tax penalties


17 Fangraphs

Chris von der Ahe and the Terrible, Awful, No Good, Very Bad Year


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Prospectus Feature: Pitch Tunneling with Michael Wacha


19 National Pastime Museum

THE 1971 WINTER MEETINGS


Saturday, February 17, 2018

JAL’s Sherry Darling Morning Links

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Sherry Darling Bruce Springsteen


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


David Freese rips Pirate clubhouse culture upon reporting to camp





6 Viva El Birdos</b>

Could Sam Tuivailala close for the Cardinals?


7 Green Weenie

Camp Notes: Who's In, Freeser on the Attack, Ol' Bucs in New Homes & the Week's News Around the League



8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Could MLB move to a system of promotion and relegation?


9 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 40 in 40- Dario Agrazal


Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Pressure is on for Marte, Polanco


10 Fansided

David Freese just became a new Pittsburgh Pirates fan favorite


11 Sports Illustrated</b>

Gregory Polanco is a Post-Hype Sleeper




12 Baseball America

A TALE OF TWO SMALL MARKETS




Washington Post

To fix pace of play issues, a source of MLB fan angst, Rob Manfred is willing to act unilaterally


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Hochman: Unlikely friendship — Cards prospect Greene and actor Charlie Sheen


15 SB Nation

Jon Lester is not here for your pace of play changes


16 CBS Sports

David Freese had a lot to say about the Pirates and their lack of a 'winning culture'


17 Fangraphs

The Last Time Scott Boras Screwed Up


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

2018 Dynasty Top 101 Prospects List


19 National Pastime Museum

ENDING JIM CROW IN THE PRESEASON:LARRY DOBY INTEGRATES THE NEWLY FORMED CACTUS LEAGUE IN ARIZONA


Friday, February 16, 2018

JAL’s Hey Darling Morning Links

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Hey Darling Slater Kinney


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Tyler Glasnow’s Spot in the Rotation




6 Viva El Birdos</b>

Do spring training records mean anything?


7 Green Weenie

2/15: Tony Loses Arb, Vic Sold; Lockout; Bad Ol' Days; HBD Russ, Rob, Don, Barry, Al & Princeton Charlie


8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

In appreciation of Jake Arrieta


9 Pirates Breakdown

COLUMN: Pittsburgh Pirates to feel freer in post-McCutchen era?


Three under-the-radar Pittsburgh Pirates prospects to watch


10 NY Post

Inside the Dellin Betances nightmares, which he thinks are cured


11 USA Today</b>

Pirates insist they are not tanking: 'It's just not true'




12 KDKA

Dunlap: Hurdle’s Message Nice, But A Bit Off




Scout Fantasy

Gregory Polanco is One of Fantasy's Top Bounce-Back Candidates!


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  Hear ye, hear ye: Waino won't be talking retirement, extension or 'anything past today'


15 SB Nation

The entire AL Central took a long, lazy winter vacation


16 CBS Sports

Rays ace and top pitching prospect trade public jabs, have an interesting relationship


17 Fangraphs

When Super-Teams Fail


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: We’re Finally Here


19 National Pastime Museum

REESE-RIZZUTO REVISITED: PEE WEE AND SCOOTER


Thursday, February 15, 2018

JAL’s Darlin’ Morning Links

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Darlin’ Beach Boys


MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 Baseball Reference


4 Retrosheet


5 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: February 14, 2018




6 Viva El Birdos</b>

Spring Surprises 2018


7 Green Weenie

2/14: McClatchy Buys Bucs; NCBBL Forms; Barr Sold; HBD Morgan, Harry, Admiral, Jack, Earl, Frank, Wil & Damaso


8 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Who should be the Cubs’ leadoff hitter?


9 Pirates Breakdown

If Pirates don’t add an OF, who gets the at bats?


The obvious change needed for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense


10 Bradenton Herald

Baseball is back. These Pittsburgh Pirates fans aren’t optimistic about the 2018 season


11 Pittsburgh City Paper</b>

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a history of players doing well after they are shipped out of Pittsburgh




12 LA Times

Kenley Jansen calls MLB's pace-of-play initiatives 'ridiculous'




Mercury News

Oldest living Oakland A’s player, father of MLB manager, dies at 84


14 St. Louis Post Dispatch</b>

  BenFred: Cards' fourth-outfielder candidate O'Neill can mash, but can he stick?


15 SB Nation

No, MLB teams don’t need to watch the MLBPA training camp in person


16 CBS Sports

Spring training 2018: The most interesting non-roster invitee for all 30 MLB teams


17 Fangraphs

The Red Sox and J.D. Martinez Still Need Each Other


18 Baseball Prospectus</b>

Short Relief: The Best Shape


19 National Pastime Museum

SAYING GOODBYE TO EBBETS FIELD AND POLO GROUNDS

https://www.thenationalpastimemuseum.com/article/saying-goodbye-ebbets-field-and-polo-grounds