Saturday, October 25, 2014

JAL’s 40 Day Dream Morning Links



 

40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros  2009

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



AFL: Tyler Glasnow Runs Shutout Streak to Three Starts


Winter Leagues: Stetson Allie Extends On-Base Streak to 11 Games


6 Bucs Dugout

Links: Joe Maddon opts out of contract



7 Green Weenie

10/24: Bill Kuehne, The Antelope, Junior, Raffy, Maz Hangs 'Em Up...




8 Rant Sports

What the Pittsburgh Pirates Should do with Pedro Alvarez


9 Rumbunter

Starling Marte Gold Glove Worthy


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

10 Bleacher Report

What Should Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Expect from Ike Davis in 2015?


11 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

> Kansas City uses familiar formula


12 SB Nation

Royals vs. Giants, 2014 World Series Game 3 final score: 4 things we learned in Kansas City's 3-2 win


13 Wall Street Journal

Royals Beat Giants 3-2 to Take 2-1 World Series Lead



14 SF Gate        

Even Ned Yost’s odd moves are paying off for Royals




15 CBS Sports

Rotation depth remains a concern for Giants in World Series


16 KC Kingdom

Eric Hosmer's Key Hit Drives Kansas City Royals to Game Three Win


17 Chicago Sun Times

Ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon, Cubs said to have mutual interest


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Wainwright has surgery to address elbow irritation



19 Baseball Prospectus

Never-Wrong Ned?


20 Fangraphs

Eric Hosmer versus Javier Lopez


21 Sports on Earth

THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER


22 Just a Bit Outside

WINNING MANAGERS MAKE MISTAKES, TOO
                                                                 

23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

No winter ball for Sanchez; other winter ball notes


Friday, October 24, 2014

Royals at Giants-Game 3 2014 World Series







AT&T Park  8PM

Series tied 1-1

Royals

1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Alex Gordon (L) LF
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) RF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
6. Omar Infante (R) 2B
7. Salvador Perez (R) C
8. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
9. Jeremy Guthrie (R) P


Giants


1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Travis Ishikawa (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Tim Hudson (R) P

All I Have to Do is Dream JAL’s Dream Morning Links





All I Have to Do is Dream Everly Brothers  1959

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: Who Are the Best Reclamation Starting Pitchers For the 2015 Season?


AFL: Elias Diaz Reaches Base Three Times, Josh Bell Ejected


2014 Recaps: The Fall and Rise of the 2014 Pirates Rotation


6 Bucs Dugout

Tyler Glasnow wins MiLB.com's top starting pitcher award



7 Green Weenie

10/23: Jim Bunning, Danny Murtaugh, Lloyd McClendon...




8 Pirates Site

Pirates catching prospect Diaz showing defensive skills in AFL

9 Rumbunter

Stetson Allie Another Pittsburgh Pirates Success Story


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media



10 Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Consider Trading Mark Melancon


11 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

> Success almost impossible for small-market baseball teams to sustain


12 SB Nation

Goldman's baseball quotables #13: The Giants and Royals are sabermetric whether you like it or not


13 Wall Street Journal

It’s Time to Play by National League Rules



14 SF Gate        

Scott Ostler: Staying loose in tensest of times



Finally, a World Series start for Giants’ Tim Hudson


When Royals were sub-.500 in July, who saw this coming?



15 CBS Sports

KANSAS CITY AT SAN FRANCISCO


16 KC Kingdom

Lorenzo Cain: How Is He Not A Gold Glove Finalist For Kansas City Royals


17 San Jose Mercury News

World Series: Buster Posey and the art of catching


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Tough love for young Taveras



19 Baseball Prospectus

A Decade of Planning an Overnight Success


20 Fangraphs

The Outcome Machine: Predicting At Bats Before They Happen


21 Sports on Earth

10 UNLIKELIEST WORLD SERIES HEROES


22 Just a Bit Outside

WILL BRUCE BOCHY'S SHORT ROSTER MATTER?
                                                                 

23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates' Russell Martin, Starling Marte finalists for Gold Glove awards


Smizik: Which team will be region’s next champion?


Thursday, October 23, 2014

JAL’s Dream Lover Morning Links







Dream Lover Bobby Darin  1959

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 if the Pirates Keep Everyone This Off-Season?


AFL: Thomas Harlan Struggles With Control in One-Sided Loss


Winter Leagues: Alen Hanson Homers During Team’s 5-3 Victory


6 Bucs Dugout

Ask BD: Would Trevor Cahill be a good under-the-radar pitching addition?



7 Green Weenie

10/22: Jughead, The Possum, The Hat, Keith Osik, Clines-for-Dyer, Clint MoY...




8 Pirates Site

Pirates' Bell getting his feet wet at first base in AFL


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

9 Rant Sports

Gerrit Cole Is Unquestioned Ace For Pittsburgh Pirates



10 Dallas Morning News

With Banister hire, could Rangers go after Pirates FA Russell Martin? Sherrington weighs in


11 KDKA

> The Pirates Hot Stove Report With Colin Dunlap: Oct. 22, 2014


12 SB Nation

Ned Yost's aggressive, optimal managing helps Royals to Game 2 win


13 Wall Street Journal

Royals Storm Back as Giants’ Bullpen Melts Down


14 SF Gate        

Killion: Strickland lost composure, but not Bochy’s confidence


15 CBS Sports

Aggressive Ned Yost goes for the jugular in World Series Game 2


16 KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals Seize Game Two with Five-Run 6th Inning


17 San Jose Mercury News

Royals beat Giants, even World Series at 1-1


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bernie: Cards must avoid complacency

Gordon: Cards have more answers than questions


19 Baseball Prospectus

Nine Unlikely Postseason Heroes


20 Fangraphs

Madison Bumgarner’s New Weapon


21 Sports on Earth

SIXTH SENSE FOR ROYALS AND GIANTS


22 Just a Bit Outside

WHEN THE PRE-WORLD SERIES LAYOFF ACTUALLY MATTERED
                                                                 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giants at Royals--World Series Game 2




Gametime 8 pm

Giants

1. Gregor Blanco (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Michael Morse (R) DH
8. Travis Ishikawa (L) LF
9. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

Royals

1. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
2. Nori Aoki (L) RF
3. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
4. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
5. Billy Butler (R) DH
6. Alex Gordon (L) LF
7. Salvador Perez (R) C
8. Omar Infante (R) 2B
9. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B










JAL’s In Dreams Morning Links






In Dreams Roy Orbison 1963

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: Who Should Stay, Who Should Go From the Three-Headed First Base Platoon?


AFL: Josh Bell Picks Up Key Hit in Scottsdale’s Comeback Win


The Early Look at the 2015 Draft Class Has Plenty of Pitching Near the Top


2014 Recaps: Getting Expensive Replacement Level Production From First Base


6 Bucs Dugout

Ask BD: Who will start at catcher next season, and how excited should we get about the low minors?



7 Green Weenie

10/20-21: Jocko, Marc Wilkins, Guisti Deal, Frankie...



8 Rumbunter

Former Pirates Set To Play For World Series Ring



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

9 Wall Street Journal

Royals Fans Need Managing, Too



10 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James Shields feels big game pain in Game 1 loss to Giants


11 USA Today

> Giants aim to stay hot, Royals try to sink Jake Peavy


12 SB Nation

The Royals are not dead, the World Series has just started


13 Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds 3B coach Steve Smith will not return in 2015


14 SF Gate        

Madison Bumgarner gets early support in 7-1 Game 1 win


15 CBS Sports

Royals to stick with James Shields in rotation, but should they?


16 KC Kingdom

Kansas City Royals Dominated By Madison Bumgarner; Lose Game One


17 San Jose Mercury News

World Series: Giants rout Royals in opener


18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Strauss: Matheny, Mozeliak keep lines open


19 Baseball Prospectus

The Week in Quotes


20 Fangraphs

Why Hasn’t James Shields Been “Big Game James?”


21 Sports on Earth

ROYALS FANS UNDAUNTED BY ROUT


22 Just a Bit Outside

WHERE DOES BUMGARNER'S 2014 POSTSEASON RANK AMONG THE ELITE?
                                                                 

23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Smizik: About that Pirates’ payroll


Winter league notes