Links: A rational goodbye to the Yankees
October, 7, 2011
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com
- A rational goodbye to the 2011 Yankees season from Larry at It's About the Money.
- From ESPN Insider, the Yankees get their turn in the "Kiss 'Em Goodbye" series.
- Mr. Manners answers the question: Is it impolite to revel in the misfortunes of the Yankees?
- Besides owning the best home record in the majors, Jack Moore has more good news for the Brewers: Yovani Gallardo has been terrific on five days' rest over his career.
- The Seattle Times reports that Mariners' minority owner Chris Larson (who owns 30.63 percent of the club) has a little Frank McCourt situation going on, with a divorce and estimates of $225 million of debt. Larson owns nine homes.
- The Blue Jays are already my sleeper team for 2012, and that's before any moves they've made. They could also up the payroll to $120 million next season.
- Novelist and historian Kevin Baker has an interesting guest piece at Baseball Prospectus, tied into "Moneyball," but also relaying the twisted history of how the Philadelphia A's eventually landed in Oakland, via Kansas City.
- Paul Lukas blogs that Joaquin Benoit's Band-aid isn't the first weird pitcher quirk.