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Sunday, January 04, 2015
$400 million for a baseball stadium.
Grant: Only thing HOF voters can be sure of is fans will be critical of their ballots | Dallas Morning News
Toronto Blue Jays, catchers around MLB left confused, frustrated: Why plate-blocking rule is already ripe for overhaul | National Post
John Hart’s off-season work.
An interview with the next big thing.
Micah Johnson has big plans.
Ken Rosenthal thinks the Yankees are on the upswing.
Roch Kubatko runs through some Orioles outfield options.
Is he worth signing?
David Lauria’s latest.
Saturday, January 03, 2015
So Jerry Green didn’t vote for John Smoltz because of (wait for it)...Jack Morris!
Green Ballot: Craig Biggio, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Edgar Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Gary Sheffield and Alan Trammell.
The Schilling and Mussina vs. Smoltz debate has hit mainstream!
Lee Panas looks at the Tigers infield defense.
A somewhat recent and incomplete history of sabermetrics.
The first look I’ve seen about the impact of the Padres trades on their farm system.
Hanley Ramirez isn’t a utility player. It’s silly to list him as one.
He may have looked like “The Natural” when he debuted as a 19-year old with the Brewers, but in the end too much of what Sheffield accomplished came about in “unnatural” ways.
Friday, January 02, 2015
Apparently, Neyer believes that one or more of Johnson, Martinez, or Biggio used.
By the numbers.
A look at the Braves top prospects. Rather than using stars for the ratings, it would be better is the writer used the standard 20-80 scouting scale.
A nice look at the life of scout Bill Kearns.
John Tomase Tweeted his article with this lead in.
Chicago Eagle, January 2, 1915:
Smith and Denorfia are good, serviceable players.
For about three years Pedro was as great as any pitcher ever has been. Just as great as Lefty Grove or Walter Johnson or Bob Feller or Sandy Koufax and maybe even better. He wasn’t as durable (how can you be when you’re that little?) but Pedro was an amazing pitcher who was fun to watch. It’s likely that Martinez’s appearance on the ballot will siphon votes from fellow starting pitchers Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina, contemporaries who suffer by comparison…
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