Links and links and links.
Lefty Malo - The 6th Starter Question, or, No Suppan For You!
Lefty blows your mind by telling Verducci just how he can cram his effect, but not in those exact words.
Trade in one word: Cash
Word clouds on the Wells/Napoli swap, and something I really wish I had thought of. I plan on stealing the idea soon. Hat tip to Splashing Pumpkins.
An interview with Eric Surkamp from 24 Days of Magic.
This "actual content" thing is a fad, and I hope it doesn't catch on. Seems like a lot of work.
Down on the Farm " Triples Alley
Anticon23, (the author's McC alias) dose one of the better stat-based prospect pieces I've read in a while. Why? To see if the stats jel with the scouts. Stats shouldn't the sole reason to laud or rip a prospect, but they help.
Bay City Ball’s Top Prospect List, #5-1
Bay City Ball finishes up their list with a surprise at the top. Brandon Belt at #5? Behind Johnny Monell? Those wacky stat nerds will never learn.
When the Giants Come to Town...
Dr. B finishes his top prospects list. Good stuff. Much better than the garbage at that Bay City Ball place.
OGC points out the elephant in the room: even if you're optimistic, you have to remember that it's hard to repeat in baseball. It kind of feels like that's something that's missing from the local narrative.
15 worst endings ever to regular-season games
From the Hardball Times. The Giants make it...in a good way? Weird.
Jeff Suppan is no Joe Posnanski
Any post that makes fun of Bleacher Report is a good post, and this one does it while making fun of Jeff Suppan too.