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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual
Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ...
Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the
Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel
. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund.
Who is the best second baseman in the AL
? Mark Smith of Fire Brand of the AL compares Dustin Pedroia, Robinson Cano and Ben Zobrist (with an apology to Ian Kinsler).
If the Rangers sign Yu Darvish, this is what their
Opening Day roster
could look like.
Ryan Sommers of Crashburn Alley breaks down Hunter Pence as he heads to arbitration.
How likely is Pence to repeat his terrific 2011 campaign
Is Mark Reynolds going back to third base
the right move for the Orioles
Jason Wojciechowski breaks down the
Seth Smith trade for the A's
Bay City Ball has its version of the
Giants' top five prospects
The Reds have apparently signed Ryan Ludwick, but that's
not necessarily good news
. Is he really any better than Chris Heisey?
Should the Mets sign Manny Ramirez
This team would have excellent chemistry: Value Over Replacement Grit has another tremendous blog, 20 players
whose names can be formed by Periodic Table symbols
Nick Nelson breaks down the
Twins' signing of Joel Zumaya
but wonders if they're still shopping for more bullpen help.
Ben Duronio was bored so he dug up some numbers on Chipper Jones. Yes,
Chipper is incredible
Finally, Capitol Avenue Club has an
interview with the excellent ESPN broadcaster Jon "Boog" Sciambi
, one of the most sabermetric-friendly announcers out there.