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It’s a lazy midweek Wednesday afternoon. I’ve had a good week and I’m feeling a little under the weather so I decided to knock off early to watch Syndergaard. Here are the baseball offerings on the web today:

-Michael Saunders has been the Blue Jays’ best hitter. [Fangraphs]
-Update yourself on the National League all-star vote [Hardball Talk]
-The Yankees had to scrap a Joe DiMaggio bobblehead giveaway due to a lawyer’s demands. [CBS Sports]
-The Mets are thinking about adding Jose Reyes. [Amazin’ Avenue]
-The Mets beat the Royals in a World Series re-match, even with Bartolo Colon leaving the game in the first inning. [Faith and Fear in Flushing]
-For Gods sake, Erik Kratz had to throw last night for the Pirates. [Deadspin]
-Alex Bregman update. [Houston Chronicle]
-Some good detail on Jay Bruce’s approach. [Red Reporter]

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Mondays in February are rough. I can’t believe I am watching Bachelor and The Parenthood this time of year, and my wife is asleep. It’s painful to admit, but what are you going to do? I’ve really only got one eye on it while I peruse the baseball news. There’s plenty of it.

-Jose Fernandez wants $30 million dollars a year on his next deal. [Miami Herald]
-USA Today released their predicted ‘scientific’ win totals for each team in baseball today. [USA Today]
-Stephen Strasburg is preparing for free agency following this season. [Jon Paul Morosi]
-How FanGraphs has given MLB front offices an eye towards the future of the game. [Washington Post]
-Mookie Betts put a golf cart in the water. [Surviving Grady]
-The best transactions of the 2016 offseason. [FanGraphs]

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Football season has ended, and I don’t feel like going to sleep. If you can get through this brutal stretch in February, there’s a lot to look forward to in the spring and summer. We’ll do our best to keep you busy until then with some great links around the interweb:

-Dave Cameron writes briefly on the 2016 #1 overall pick. [Fangraphs]
-Have you read up on the Red Sox lately? Here are their main storylines entering spring training. [Boston Globe]
-The Diamondbacks may shift Yasmany Thomas to the outfield. [Hardball Talk]
-The Padres say they aren’t rebuilding. [San Diego Union-Tribune]
-More buzz about Bryce Harper becoming a Yankee, from Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. [Yahoo]
-Jose Bautista wants to be a Blue Jay for life. [The Canadian Press]
-Jake Arrieta will make $10.7 million this season via arbitration ruling. [Associated Press]

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Another day is done, and we are a day closer to the regular season. Here’s what is linkworthy on this Wednesday in the baseball world:

-One of the coolest posts I’ve seen in a while. How each MLB team was derived. [Fangraphs]
-The Astros had five guys on the top 100 prospect list. [Crawfish Boxes]
-MLB owners are concerned with teams tanking for draft positioning. [ESPN]
-Can Jean Segura put it all together in the desert? [Fox Sports – Ken Rosenthal]
-Some kid holds a press conference in his bedroom to announce his 2016 MLB the Show team. I want to do this. [YouTube]
-Greg Maddux is now part of the Dodgers front office. [Inside the Dodgers]

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The first day of the worst month of the year is over with. We can all hunker down, and get through the struggle that is February together. Pitchers and catchers will be here to save us in a couple of weeks. So watch some hockey, study up on your fantasy baseball documents, or do what ever it is you prefer to pass the time. This is gonna be brutal.

-Dansby Swanson writes about going home again, to Atlanta. [The Players Tribune]
-Yasiel Puig is getting a clean slate from the Dodgers. [LA Times]
-Greg Bird; Yankees hero, won’t play in 2016. [Gardy Goes Yardy]
-The Chicago Cubs are getting national attention, and said to be taking the next step. [Boston Globe]
-David Schoenfield says the Angels are wasting Mike Trout’s prime. [ESPN SweetSpot]
-The DiamondBacks acquired Jean Segura in a trade. [Inside the ‘Zona]
-The Brewers have some upside, writes Jeff Sullivan. [Fangraphs]

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We’re going to start doing this feature again daily to get some linkworthy reads up on the blog, and it will remain at least until the season starts. At that point it might become semi-irregular again but never too far from once again returning.

-Like, Baseball Prospectus has Seager #1 and Buxton #2 in their top 50 prospects. [Baseball Prospectus]
-Speculation about Alex Rodriguez using PEDs in 2015 has found it’s way to the internet. We’ve had our suspicions. [ESPN New York]
-There’s going to be a Vin Scully avenue in Los Angeles. [Hardball Talk]
-Why Jake McGee may be perfect for Coors Field. [Fox Sports]
-The Astros have signed up Doug Fister. [Fangraphs]
-The Rockies boast six prospects within’s top 100 list. [Purple Row]
-Bryce Harper takes batting practice at his high school field. [Federal Baseball]

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It’s a white Saturday, and we’re snowed in at Grandma’s house. Which means there is plenty of time for reading and writing about baseball stuff with grandma handling the baby. And we’ve seen plenty of links worthy of being linked. Here are a few:

-Yankees Manager Joe Girardi says he’s open to two closers. [NY Daily News]
-The Yankees are sniffing around Yoan Moncada and consider him #1 overall draft talent. [ESPN Yankees Blog]
-Carlos Gonzalez is looking to put a disappointing 2014 behind him quickly. [Denver Post]
-It’s the 25th anniversary of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects. A neat look back in time. [Baseball America]
-Bruce Bochy had stints put in his heart valves, but he’s feeling better. []
-The Rockies are going to have a new broadcast angle in 2015! [Fangraphs]
-It’s probably been a while since you’ve read up on Byron Buxton, but don’t forget about him. [Twins Daily]
-The top 30 teams to control in MLB the Show ’15, from a fun standpoint. [Operation Sports]

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The daily link-dump returns with the first version of it in 2015.  Everyone has their eyes towards Super Bowl Sunday, while we look at it as the closing of a chapter and one day closer to Spring Training camps opening. We’re 64 days from Opening Day.  We can make it, or so we hope. Here are the links of note on this Sunday:

-Andruw Jones is aiming for a return to Major League Baseball. The guy must need money. [Hardball Talk]
-Chris Davis opens up about his adderrall usage for the first time. [CSN Baltimore]
-Because we missed the Nationals announcing Max Scherzer officially. [Washington Post]
-A deep-dive into which teams in baseball are blazing the scouting trails. [FanGraphs]
-The most five improved teams in the off-season. []
-How will Austin Jackson fare in Seattle in 2015? [Lookout Landing]
-Josh Hamilton’s wife will be entering the reality television world. My wife is excited about it. [Sporting News]
-I’m happy that the Reds locked up Devin Mesoraco long-term. []

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There are so many good links we need to put here on this Thursday. It’s not easy running your own business and maintaining your own baseball blog, but someone has to do it. Here are some good links from the past few days that you may have missed, but you should read if you have the time:

-Javier Baez’s first Wrigley Field home run. [Chicago Now]
-A roster of 25 Adam Dunn’s on Out of the Park Baseball. [FanGraphs]
-Jonah Keri takes a look at Bryce Harper’s scary year three struggles. [Grantland]
-Carlos Gonzalez & Troy Tulowitzki, done for the year once again. [Hardball Talk]
-Google has already awarded Mike Trout with the 2014 MVP award. [USA Today]
-Baseball has a new commissioner, and his name is Rob Manfred. [NY Times]
-Joe Posnanski weighs in on Bryce Harper’s 2014 season. [NBC Sports]
-Pedro Martinez wants Clemens and Bonds in the Hall. [Surviving Grady]
-Mike Fiers went off today, 14 strikeouts in six innings. [Brew Crew Ball]
-Building around Giancarlo Stanton is a big priority. [Fish Pond]

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It’s a glorious and muggy Monday evening in July – to state the obvious. We hope the beginning of your work week wasn’t as busy as ours. Here are the best baseball reads of the day:

-Joe Posnanski has an outstanding article on who will be the face of baseball when Derek Jeter retires. [NBC Sports]
-The Angels have rebuilt their bullpen, and they’ve done it to win now. [FanGraphs]
-The eyes of baseball focus on Cliff Lee this evening (he’s getting hit). [CSN Philly]
-The Giants signed Dan Uggla. Why? [Deadspin]
-Walt Jocketty is shopping the trade market to try to help the Reds. []
-Tommy Milone is demanding the A’s to trade him. [Ken Rosenthal]
-Anthony Rizzo, killin’ it. [Chicago Sun Times]

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Happy ‘back to work’ Monday. Don’t stress, it won’t be long until it’s the weekend; and if you work as hard as we do during the day the week will seem about five minutes long. Here are the links of the day in the baseball world:

-Mike Petriello says it’s time for the Rockies to trade Troy Tulowitzki. [FanGraphs]
-Here’s a GIF of Brewers outfielder Logan Schaefer, eating it while fielding a base hit. [Deadspin]
-Edwin Encarnacion to the DL. [Hardball Talk]
-The Anaheim Angels have won 10 games in a row at home. [OC Register]
-What’s the deal with Mark Appel, the Astros top pitching prospect? [Prospect Pipeline]
-Byron Buxton is back in action. [Minor League Ball]
-Yasiel Puig, NL All-Starter. [Dodgers Now]
-This is a baseball website; but when there’s talk of LeBron James returning to his home state, it gets at least a footnote on the site. [ESPN]

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Another June is in the books in life – and with July here the temperature is up in the 90’s just like always and fireworks will soon be on the horizon. Here are a few of the day’s baseball reads from around the net:

-Matt Williams is making the right call playing Denard Span over Danny Espinosa. [FanGraphs]
-Yasiel Puig wants in the home run derby. [Dodgers Now]
-Jeff Lunhow addresses the absurdity of offering Bud Norris for every top prospect in baseball. [Houston Chronicle]
-Bryce Harper got a big knock last night in his return for the Nationals. [Washington Post]
-Joe Pos tells us of the remarkable career of Raul Ibanez. [Hardball Talk]
-Big day for Blue Jay Drew Hutchison on Canada Day in Toronto. [Baseball Musings]
-A detailed post about Xander Bogaerts’ June. [Gammons Daily]
-Domingo Santana was named to the futures game, he was called up to the big leagues today. [Minor League Ball]

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Happy Thursday, there’s a jolly slate on tonight and it should be a glorious weekend ahead for baseball. Here were the best baseball reads we found while perusing the internet today:

-Clayton Kershaw threw the finest game that was not a perfect game since 1913. [FanGraphs]
-Matt Williams will be installing an annoying rotation of players for the Washington Nationals when Bryce Harper returns. [Hardball Talk]
-History, Peaks, and Mike Trout (make sure you play with the chart). [FanGraphs]
-More Mike Trout, this time from David Schoenfield. [ESPN SweetSpot]
-Nick Swisher hit a walk-off grand slam earlier this afternoon. [Baseball Musings]
-Talking two MLB Debuts, Heaney and Pino. [Baseball Musings]
-Will the Royals acquire a big time arm to compete with the Tigers stable of starters? [Fox Sports]
-Jayson Stark says that it’s a sellers trade market. [ESPN]

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Happy Tuesday in baseball-land. Here are the links of the day:

-Here is the Giancarlo Stanton line-drive home run you may have heard about from last night. [Deadspin]
-I listened to the Buster Olney Podcast today, loved the story he told about Tony Gwynn and the nine grains of pain. []
-It was a great game I watched between the Angels and Indians in Cleveland. [OC Register]
-Bryce Harper is getting close. [Nats Insider]
-I love FanGraphs chats. I ordered a FanGraphs t-shirt late last night, because I am a nerd. [FanGraphs]

Finally, we leave you with this gem of the internet. Here is the 1988 NL All Star Lineup being announced. For some reason, this is just epic.