Saturday, January 31, 2015

JAL’s While We Danced Till Dawn Morning Links








While We Danced 'Til Dawn" by Ted Lewis & His Jazz Band  1925

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection



5 Pirates Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training Tracker



PBC Asylum Survey 3



BLOGS and such


6—Pirates Prospects


Seven Pirates In MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List



Will the Pirates See Any Drop Off Going From Travis Snider to Andrew Lambo?



7 Bucs Dugout

Pirates sign Chris Volstad to MiL deal


8 Green Weenie

1/30: Matt the Scat, Smoky, the Kitten & Tiger Join Up, Highpockets, Pokey, Paul & Eric....




9 Rumbunter

Pirates, Orioles talked Travis Snider deal at Winter Meetings


10 From Forbes to Federal

How NL Central teams are allocating resources in 2015


11 SB Nation

> What's better, the Super Bowl or the World Series?</b>


12 IS Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates: impact of the Travis Snider trade


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media


13 Baltimore Sun

Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade



14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Bernie: Cards farm system ranked 13th




15 USA Today

Veteran MLB scout says Tom Brady could have been a pro catcher


16 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Brewers search still on for one more pitcher


17 CBS Sports

Snider trade should free up at-bats for Pirates' Andrew Lambo



18 Fangraphs

On the “Craziness” of a Four Pitcher Limit


19 Sports on Earth

BUMGARNER NOT A TOP 10 PITCHER



20 Just a Bit Outside

BREAK UP THE DODGERS!


21 MLB

Top 100 Prospects


Friday, January 30, 2015

PBC Asylum Hot Stove League Survey - #3 Results

The results are in and they are as good as always. I know some people would like a few more choices as far as answers go, but I just can't accommodate everyone. That is why I asked what questions you wanted to see.

At any rate, the results can be found here. Some of which I found surprising. Interested to see what you all think.



If you missed JAL's Morning Links, click here and you will be golden.

JAL’s Dinah Morning Links






 

 Dinah Ethel Waters  1925

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection



5 Pirates Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training Tracker



PBC Asylum Survey 3



BLOGS and such


6—Pirates Prospects


First Pitch: Here is Why Projection Systems Will Be Low on the Pirates For the 2015 Season



Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #7 – Alen Hanson



7 Bucs Dugout

Pirates have 5 prospects in Keith Law's top 100


8 Green Weenie

1/29: Billy, Honus, Murry, Max, Branch, Little Poison, Matty-for-Vic, Jason, Jose...




9 Rumbunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: Pre-Spring Training Edition


Jake Elmore outrighted to Triple-A by Pittsburgh Pirates


Rinku Singh Looks to Continue his Improbable Journey


10 Beyond the Boxscore

Josh Harrison and Steve Pearce: Here to stay or one-season wonders?


11 SB Nation

> 5 surprising projections for the 2015 MLB season</b>


12 Sports Blog

GREGORY POLANCO: OPPORTUNITY NEEDS TO BRING RESULTS


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media


13 MLB Blog

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful


2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 outfielders



14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Cards reliever Belisle has eyes set on October




15 USA Today

Jayson Werth to serve jail time for reckless driving charge


16 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Reliever Neal Cotts agrees to 1-year deal with Brewers


17 CBS Sports

Franchise bests/worsts: New York Mets



18 Fangraphs

Pre-Spring Divisional Outlook: NL Central


19 Sports on Earth

NO MORE ONE-AND-DONES



20 Just a Bit Outside

WHY STARLING MARTE MIGHT BE AN MVP CANDIDATE


21 Baseball Prospectus

The Science of Forecasting


22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Bob Smizik: Lower the mound!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

JAL’s Sweet Georgia Brown Morning Links







 Sweet Georgia Brown  Ben Bernie & His Orchestra  1925

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection



5 Pirates Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training Tracker



PBC Asylum Survey 3



BLOGS and such


6—Pirates Prospects


First Pitch: Where Would Stephen Tarpley Have Ranked in the Pirates 2015 Top 50?



Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #8 – Mitch Keller



7 Bucs Dugout

Keith Law ranks Pirates' minor league system 7th


8 Green Weenie

1/28: Emil, Spittin' Bill, Alf, Deacon, Kiki, Chris, & The Cobra...




9 Rumbunter

Jung-ho Kang now training in the United States with Pirates


Pittsburgh Pirates' Psychedelic Lineup: Playing Manager, and DJ.


The Pirates Lack of an Ace may not Matter


10 City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates: Best Addition Not Even a Player?


11 SB Nation

> Is Johan Santana a Hall of Famer?</b>


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

12 KDKA

Pirates’ Minor Leaguer Suspended For Failed Drug Test


13 Baltimore Sun

Travis Snider: 'I don't expect opportunity to be handed to me'



14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Bernie: Cards farm system ranked 13th



15 USA Today

Hot stove: MLB free agent tracker


16 Pittsburgh Sporting News    

Pirates fully confident in Polanco after Snider deal


17 CBS Sports

MLB winter winners and losers: All is well in Chicago



18 Fangraphs

Going Low and Away with the Brewers


19 Sports on Earth

THE TOP MLB FREE AGENTS FOR 2016



20 Just a Bit Outside

MAKE RELIEVERS FACE MORE THAN 1 BATTER FOR FASTER GAME, MORE OFFENSE


21 Baseball Prospectus

Why College Bats Disappeared From the Top of the Draft


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PBC Asylum - Hot Stove League Survey #3

With news of Travis Snider being traded to the Orioles, I thought now would be a good-time to send out another survey. It will be available until Friday at 5:00 PM eastern.

Here is your survey link. Thank you in advance for your participation.

If you missed JAL's Morning Links, they are here.

If you missed Hunter's post on Keith Law, it is here.

Keith Law's Prospect System Rankings


Keith Law has his Top 30 Farm System rankings up and the Pirates took a slight dip (as would be expected when drafting in the 20's and graduating a top 10 overall prospect) down to 7th.   For the full rankings go here:


It is a pay site but here is the lead in for the Pirates:

'It's hard to believe how many games the Pirates have won in the majors over the past two years without putting a significant dent in their top-level minor league talent."

The long term scary part is the Cubs are rated no. 1 and probably will be by most.  But on the other side there was a slide down by the Cardinals and the Reds are still not looking great while the Brewers once again are rated as one of the worst in the league.

JAL’s Yes Sir That’s My Baby Morning Links




 

- Yes, Sir, That's My Baby  Ace Brigode & his 14 Virginians  1925

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection



5 Pirates Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training Tracker



BLOGS and such


6—Pirates Prospects


First Pitch: Did the Pirates Make a Mistake Trading Snider, Or Are They Selling High?



Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #9 – Cole Tucker



7 Bucs Dugout

Pirates trade Travis Snider to Orioles for Stephen Tarpley, PTBNL


8 Green Weenie

1/27: Otis and St. Mary's Joe...




No Rumor: Lunchbox Hero on the Oriole Menu...



9 Rumbunter

Travis Snider Officially Dealt to the Baltimore Orioles


Reese McGuire comes in as seventh-best catching prospect


Vance Worley is too often overlooked and under appreciated


10 WHYGAVS

Josh Harrison< 500


PIRATES SEND TRAVIS SNIDER TO THE ORIOLES FOR STEPHEN TARPLEY


11 SB Nation

> Why you should root for Alex Rodriguez</b>


NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

12 Pirates Site

Pirates bolster farm in dealing Snider to O's


13 Baltimore Sun

Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates



14 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Gordon: No reason for baseball to shift rules



15 USA Today

Matt Williams hoping to raise $1 million for charity at Super Bowl party


16 IS Sports     

Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup?


17 CBS Sports

Franchise bests/worsts: Florida/Miami Marlins



18 Fangraphs

Does MLB Need More Offense In the Modern Game?


19 Sports on Earth

MLB'S MOST UNDERRATED OFFSEASONS



20 Just a Bit Outside

LET'S HIT TWO HOMERS!


21 Baseball Prospectus

The Week in Quotes


22 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates trade outfielder Snider to Orioles


Bob Smizik: In senseless deal, Pirates trade Snider to Baltimore



23Tribune Review

Pirates trade Snider to Orioles for minor league pitcher

http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/7653887-74/snider-season-huntington#axzz3Q7Gmh01V