Links to check out from around the SweetSpot network (and a couple other places):
The Royals apparently made a lot of money last season.
Bill Baer examines the pros and cons of some potential trade targets if the Phillies decide to add infield depth.
Is Clay Buchholz the key to Boston's success? There is a lot riding on a pitcher who has never made 30 major league starts in a season and more than 16 just once.
Who is the real Ubaldo Jimenez? The stud of 2010 or not-the-awesome version of 2011? Brenden Lowery takes a look.
The guys at Disciples of Uecker have started a podcast. Listen in if you're a Brewers fan -- or even if you're not a Brewers fan.
Likewise, Pro Ball NW has started a podcast. Check it out, Mariners fans!
Brandon Cloud with a good examination of what the Rockies need from their rotation.
Is it time to worry yet about Justin Morneau?
Mike Morse is hurting. And the Nationals don't have a good solution to replace his bat. When the possibilities include Jason Michaels and Xavier Nady ...
Third base will be an important position for the Reds. Our friends at Redleg Nation take a closer look at Scott Rolen, Todd Frazier and Juan Francisco.
Is there a chance the "Zambrano trade" will end up being remembered as the "Chris Volstad trade"?
What should the Yankees do with Michael Pineda? Dave Cameron has an idea.
In an excerpt from the new Baseball Prospectus book, "Extra Innings: More Baseball Behind the Numbers," Colin Wyers asks: Are relievers being used properly?
A's blogger Jason Wojciechowski has been running a series at The Platoon Advantage called "the path to respectability." He takes bad teams and shows how they could win 88 games. Here's his look at the A's.
Arizona minor leaguer Adam Eaton received a bunch of $20,000 checks. Trouble is: They were intended for the other Adam Eaton.
Baseball-Reference.com has added Negro Leagues stats. Sparse and very incomplete, but also very cool.
Jon Shepherd has his 2012 preseason talent rankings, based on projected WAR. No surprises: the Yankees are No. 1, the Astros No. 30.
All for now. Enjoy your weekend!