Saturday, February 25, 2017

JAL’s Say it Right Morning Links

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Say It Right Nelly Nelly Furtado  2007


1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB Pipeline Ranking Chang






7 Viva El Birdos

How the 2017 Cardinals compare with the Pittsburgh Pirates


8 Green Weenie

Notes: Healthy Camp, JHK Case Moving Along, Young Pitchers, WBC Players, Hanny Back & More



9 Red Reporter

Reds lose on walk-off dinger to Giants in Cactus League opener



10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Joe Maddon, Kyle Schwarber Speak To Fans At Mesa Championship Rally


11 Pirates Breakdown

Spring Training Offers Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Unique Collectible Opportunities


12 Kansas City Star

Brandon Moss found the secret to hitting more home runs. Can the Royals follow his lead?</b>


13 Sarasota Herald Tribune

Spring training fans get early start on opening day


14 Kankakee Daily Journal

Baseball's intentional walk rule change a bad one.


15 National Pastime Museum

CHARLIE BERRY: SIX CAREERS IN ONE


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals organization climbs to No. 12 ranking, ahead of Cubs



17 SB Nation   

63 MLB rule changes to make baseball more fun for Americans with short attention spans




18 CBS Sports

Nationals need World Series more than anyone now that Cubs' drought is over


19 Fangraphs

Kyle Schwarber and Hefty Leadoff Hitters


20 Fox Sports

9 MLB teams poised to reach the playoffs after falling short last season


21 Baseball Prospectus

Rumor Roundup: Smell the Money


22 Sports on Earth

PICK-UP STICKS: LET'S PLAY BALL


http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/216936300/stickball-florida-league


Orioles

1. Joey Rickard (R) LF
2. Craig Gentry (R) RF
3. Manny Machado (R) SS
4. Adam Jones (R) CF
5. Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B
6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
7. Trey Mancini (R) 1B
8. Anthony Santander (S) DH
9. Audry Perez (R) C

Pirates

1. Adam Frazier (L) SS
2. Starling Marte (R) CF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
4. Gregory Polanco (L) LF
5. David Freese (R) 3B
6. Jason Rogers (R) 1B
7. Alen Hanson (S) 2B
8. Elias Diaz (R) C
9. Barrett Barnes (R) DH

Starting Pitchers

Orioles
Pirates


Pirates


1. Josh Harrison (R) 2B
2. Jordy Mercer (R) SS
3. John Jaso (L) 1B
4. Eric Wood (R) DH
5. Joey Terdoslavich (S) RF
6. Jose Osuna (R) LF
7. Phil Gosselin (R) 3B
8. Austin Meadows (L) CF
9. Jacob Stallings (R) C

Rays

1. Corey Dickerson (L) DH
2. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
3. Rickie Weeks Jr. (R) 1B
4. Jake Bauers (L) LF
5. Nick Franklin (S) 2B
6. Curt Casali (R) C
7. Willy Adames (R) SS
8. Patrick Leonard (R) 3B
9. Shane Peterson (L) RF

Starting Pitchers 

Pirates



Rays


Friday, February 24, 2017

JAL’s Wannabe Morning Links

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Wannabe Spice Girls 1997


1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Drew Hutchison Should Be The Fifth Starter






7 Viva El Birdos

The bench may be the Cards’ biggest strength in 2017


8 Green Weenie

2/23 TRS/PNC Era: Luis & Raul Ink Deals, Martin Traded, Russ Out of WBC, HBD Jason & Jaff



9 Red Reporter

Here are the Reds players you should be paying attention to in spring training



10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Kyle Schwarber Will Be The Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter


11 Pirates Breakdown

How Would The Proposed New Strike Zone Affect the Pittsburgh Pirates?


12 KDKA

Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 23rd News And Notes</b>


13 Wrigleyville

DIVISION PREVIEW: THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES


14 Bradenton Herald

We are family? Pirates find new use for music at spring training.


15 National Pastime Museum

LARRY MACPHAIL: THE ODDBALL GENIUS


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

BenFred: Introducing the NL Central's X-factors



17 SB Nation   

Ranking what we’ll miss the most about intentional walks




18 CBS Sports

San Diego Padres 2017 season preview: Worth watching even if losses pile up


19 Fangraphs

GMs’ View: Picking a Direction and Staying the Course


20 Fox Sports

Joe Girardi says MLB should borrow from the NFL to improve pace of play


21 Baseball Prospectus

The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects


22 Sports on Earth

10 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT SPRING GAMES


Thursday, February 23, 2017

JAL’s Livin’ on a Prayer Morning Links

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Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi  1987

1- MLB Transactions



2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Quick Thoughts on Fifth Rotation Spot





7 Viva El Birdos

2017 VEB Community Projections: Yadier Molina


8 Green Weenie

2/22: Bucs Visit DC; Orlando Signs; Off to FL; RIP Howie; HBD Bill Benswanger, Roy, Bill Baker & Frankie



9 Red Reporter

JPEG of the Year: match 18


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Know Your Enemy: Milwaukee Brewers


11 Pirates Breakdown

John Jaso Has Clear Path to Rebound in 2017


2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview – Crafting the Best Pirates Batting Order



12 USA Today

Fantasy baseball's 2017 All-Avoid team </b>


13 Bradenton Sarasota Herald

Pirates’ special instructors help current players in spring training


14 Royse City Herald Banner

Former Bulldogs baseball star sees number retired


15 National Pastime Museum

THE GAME OF THE CENTURY: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AGREES TO AN ALL-STAR GAME


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cardinals notes: Wainwright not a fan of changing the game




17 SB Nation   

Rob Manfred and MLB are freaking out about rule changes, which doesn’t make sense




18 CBS Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 season preview: Time to get over the World Series hump


19 Fangraphs

Goodbye to the Least-Enforced Rule in the Rule Book


20 Fox Sports

Manfred gets confrontational over MLB union’s resistance to pace-of-play changes


21 Baseball Prospectus

Rumor Roundup: Blanket Approval


22 Sports on Earth

NL WEST STILL BELONGS TO DODGERS

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

JAL’s Blinded by the Light Morning Links

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Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann's Earth Band 1977


1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Frank Coonelly On Recent Trade Talks




7 Viva El Birdos

What if the Cardinals had signed Albert Pujols after 2011?


8 Green Weenie

2/21: HBD Ted & Joel, JR's Contract Renewed, Groat to Hoops HoF, First CBA



9 Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds links - Rotating closers and the arbitration fallout


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Rob Manfred: MLB Rule Changes Could Be Instituted Unilaterally In 2018


Know Your Enemy: Pittsburgh Pirates


11 Pirates Breakdown

2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview – Andrew McCutchen


12 Indians Baseball Insider

Storylines: Neil Walker and New York Mets reach an impasse on an extension</b>


13 Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Editorial: What's in a name? Major-league money


14 Yonhap News

Fine sought for Pirates' Kang Jung-ho over DUI charges

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/02/22/0200000000AEN20170222012900315.html 15 National Pastime Museum

GEORGE PIPGRAS: TWO HALF-CAREERS


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Quick Hits: Goold and Hummel on the Cards




17 SB Nation   

The Nationals are baseball’s sneakiest superteam again




18 CBS Sports

Colorado Rockies 2017 season preview: The pieces are in place to surprise us all


19 Fangraphs

Ten Bold Predictions for the Coming Season


20 Fox Sports

11 MLB players who should bounce back in 2017


21 Baseball Prospectus

PECOTA's Breakout Bets: Hitters


22 Sports on Earth

30 UNDER-THE-RADAR MLB STORYLINES



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

JAL’s The I’m a Believer Morning Links

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I’m a Believer The Monkees 1967  This was number two on this day in 1967, Kind of a Drag was number 1 but I used that a few weeks ago


1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Another Triple-A Outfielder to Watch


7 Viva El Birdos

2017 VEB Community Projections: Dexter Fowler


8 Green Weenie

2/20: HBB Tom, Frankie & ElRoy; Bucs Ink Meares; The IA & UA Form



9 Red Reporter

Signing Anthony DeSclafani long-term would show the Reds have learned from Homer Bailey's extension


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Know Your Enemy: St. Louis Cardinals


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 “Prospect” Projections: Josh Bell




12 Indians Baseball Insider

Storylines: Neil Walker and New York Mets reach an impasse on an extension</b>


13 Bradenton Herald

David Freese gets full spring with Pirates, could play more 3B with uncertainty about Jung Ho Kang


14 KDKA

Hurdle Uses Promise To Players As Motivation, Makes Personal Transformation During Offseason


15 National Pastime Museum

PATSY TEBEAU, THE MANAGER WHO WALKED AWAY


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Ortiz: Fowler doesn't back away from comments on Trump travel ban




17 SB Nation   

A spiked bat probably isn’t the best prop for baseball players




18 CBS Sports

MLB Over/Under bets for 2017: Matt Snyder's five over picks and five under picks


19 Fangraphs

Is This Age of Competitive Balance Sustainable?


20 Fox Sports

MLB players who share names with U.S. Presidents


21 Baseball Prospectus

Fit to be Tied


22 Sports on Earth

GETTING UP TO SPEED IN THE SPRING


Monday, February 20, 2017

JAL’s The Garden of Eden Morning Links

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The Garden of Eden Frankie Vaughn 1957


1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Candidate: Nick Kingham


7 Viva El Birdos

The Cards’ Bullpen Makeup for 2017


8 Green Weenie

2/19: AJ Trade, Simon Signing, HBD Dana, Poet & Stew



9 Red Reporter

JPEG of the Year: Match 16


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Going To Early Spring Games? You Won’t See Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey or Kyle Hendricks


11 Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Pump Up Fans at Annual Pep Rally


12 KDKA

Chris Mack: Pirates Power Outage </b>



13 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves’ Rodriguez: ‘Grateful and blessed’ that family survived wreck


14 Larry Brown Sports

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest


15 National Pastime Museum

BASEBALL HITS ROCK BOTTOM IN THE EARLY 1930S


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Pitchers Gant, Schafer impress Lilliquist




17 SB Nation   

Yankees president Randy Levine antagonizes Dellin Betances and agent, for some reason




18 CBS Sports

MLB Spring Training: 15 burning questions that National League teams must answer


19 Fangraphs

Sunday Notes: Montgomery, Giants Pitching, Devers, more


20 Fox Sports

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals’ core


21 Baseball Prospectus

PECOTA AND THE PANDA



22 Sports on Earth

ODDEST SPRING STORYLINES SO FAR


Sunday, February 19, 2017

JAL’s I love You for Sentimental Reasons Morning Links

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I love You for Sentimental Reasons Nat King Cole Trio 1947

Simple theme this week, the number 1 song on this charts mid-February in 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007



1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection


4 BFFL’s Pirates Stats Spreadsheet and Prediction Contest

First link is to new 2017 sheets but no data yet while second link is to 2016 data



5 Pirates Spring Training Schedule



6 Rumbunter


Pittsburgh Pirates: Q and A with Prospect Shane Kemp


7 Viva El Birdos

2017 VEB Community Projections: Stephen Piscotty


8 Green Weenie

2/18 Birthdays: HBD Sherry, Luis, Manny, Maxie, Bob & Bruce



9 Red Reporter

Reds sign Ryan Raburn to minor league deal


10 Bleed Cubbie Blue

A Few Thoughts About Cubs Catchers In 2017


11 Pirates Breakdown

Do the Pittsburgh Pirates really need a left-handed starter?


12 Beyond the Boxscore

Searching for Gerrit Cole’s missing dominance </b>



13 Bradenton Herald

Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate spring training downtown


14 Washington Post

Some couldn’t afford to sign Mark Melancon. The Giants couldn’t afford not to.


15 National Pastime Museum

EDDIE ROMMEL: MAKING PLAN B WORK


16 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Utility Jedd: A big bat searching for the glove that fits




17 SB Nation   

This year's first case of spring training yips is here




18 CBS Sports

Spring Training: 15 burning questions that American League teams must answer


19 Fangraphs

Explaining the Depressed Market for Sluggers


20 Fox Sports

Dellin Betances’ agent fires back at Yankees president after heated arbitration hearing


21 Baseball Prospectus

NRI Watch: American League


22 Sports on Earth

SPRING IN OUR STEPS: LET'S PLAY BALL