Saturdump of links

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

Pondering Cain’s release point
Chris Quick slapped together some graphs, pretended to know what they meant, and passed it off as "research." And I can't believe I didn't think of it first! (j/k luv u Bay City Ball) (seriously, good work.)

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Baseball America: Area Code Games Participants Fail To Impress
This was making the rounds in the comments the other day, but it's worth the call out on the front page.

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Giants' Bumgarner struggling in Triple-A - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
I stumbled across this earlier in the week, and I'm linking it a) to make fun of my boss, and b) to remind us how bleak everything was at the start of 2010.

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Baseball-Reference Rolls Out Minor League Splits - Amazin' Avenue
If you didn't know, now you do. Here's my favorite split so far:

2011
Split PA HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
vs. Younger Batters 15 0 0 3 .000 .067 .000 .067
vs. Older Batters 105 2 3 27 .160 .200 .250 .450

2012
Split PA HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
vs. Older Batters 531 3 18 143 .232 .269 .309 .579

2013
Split PA HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
vs. Younger Batters 3 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
vs. Older Batters 151 4 10 45 .210 .278 .348 .626

Clayton Blackburn has had 18 showdowns against batters younger than him. He's hit one. And he's pretty good against older hitters, too

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Low Level Prospect Review: Martin Agosta, RHP, San Francisco Giants - Fake Teams
Starting to prospect-crush on Agosta. It's a shame that he'll be traded in the Glen Perkins deal.

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Cool Home: Welcoming off-season home - Shawn and Heather Estes - azcentral.com photos
Did you want to creep on Shawn Estes's house? Yes. Yes, you did. (Hat-tip to Al Yellon for sending this to me.)

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The 50 highest-earning American athletes - 2013 Fortunate 50 - SI.com
Six percent of them are Giants pitchers. Two of them will not be on the list next year.

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Organizational droughts: First base - Baseball Nation
Read my other blog! I thought the Giants would have topped the list, so it's relevant to your interests whether you like it or not. JUST TRUST ME. RELEVANT TO YOUR INTERESTS. SEND LINKS TO YOUR FRIENDS.

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