March 5, 2013

Read These

Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston: Ellsbury Approaches Pivotal Season With Confidence And Optimism

Ben Buchanan, Over The Monster: How Many Starters Is Enough?

Alex Speier, WEEI: A New Will Middlebrooks Has Emerged In Red Sox Clubhouse

Ian Gordon, Mother Jones: Inside Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System (Thanks, Nick!)

Mike Andrews (ESPNBoston) has posted the first of a five-part series on the top players in the farm system. First up, pitchers.

Chris Cwik, Fangraphs: RBI, What Is It Good For?

Daniel Bard threw a simulated game on Monday and said he felt like "the old me". ... David Ortiz ran the bases and plans on being in the Opening Day lineup.


allan said...

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton, a 23-year-old in his first big-league camp, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence, and property damage, according to the Lee County Sheriff's office."


Jesus. Idiot was doing 111 in a 45.

allan said...

MLB using WBC to study replay
Stark: "[A] vast expansion of replay is now widely viewed within baseball circles as being likely for next season."


Not balls and strikes, though - which is what is truly needed.

Mark said...

I thought that the tennis camera system that calls balls in or out was going to be put in place this year to review foul balls?

mattymatty said...

Alex Speier so so so good