Throwing it around

Thursday is a good night to go out have a few adult pops because with Friday being the last day of the work week, you can get through one day of absolutely anything. No matter how hung over you are, no matter how tired you are; 8-10 hours you can go home and pass out. Plus there’s always a fair amount of good baseball on heading into a weekend slate with every team in action. Here’s some links to keep you interested for the day.

-The Rays have set a record for their best April after a great night from James Shields [Rays Index]
-Talking trade values of prospects within the Braves system. [Capital Avenue Club]
-Miguel Olivo passed a kidney stone then went out and caught the 9th. [Big League Stew]
-All-Star Game rosters have been expanded. Read about the changes. [ESPN SweetSpot]
-Lots of good Reds hodgepodge, but the only time we beat Roy Oswalt was four years ago. [Lance McAlister]
-Why did Ned Colletti verbally go after Matt Kemp? [The Hardball Times]
-Most hated teams in MLB? The results are surprising to a degree. [ESPN]
-Hard luck thus far for Zack Greinke. [Joe Posnanski]
-Remember our old buddy Zack Hample, aka the baseball guy? Here’s an update. [The Baseball Collector]