Pablo Sandoval: 60% Likelihood of Pain | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Before we get into heavy talks about Sandoval's possible large contract extension, we have to cushion our expectations and look at the wide range of possibilities. I know some of you reflexively react against #fatchat, but the graph here is kinda interesting.
After his injury, I think he had a ... well, not a "come to Jesus" moment. I've always hated that phrase. A "run from cheeses" moment, then. I'm looking forward to seeing Sandoval next year.
Giants should pay for Japan's Tanaka - SFGate
The Rainy Day Resistance welcomes John Shea into the fold. I'm pretty sure Tanaka will be a Zito by the end of his contract, but if you train yourself to ignore the posting fee, it won't even be half as bad.
Good series on which teams have committed the most money through the distant future. The bad news: The Giants are near the top of the list. The less-bad news: At least the players under long-term contracts are under 30 right now, and only Cain is especially close.
Boys of Summer documentary - second base - Athletics Nation
A Kickstarter for a worthy documentary. Take a look.
Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short tells the story of how a husband and wife ended up creating the schedule for MLB - Grantland
The story of the husband-and-wife team who used to come up with the MLB calendar every year has always fascinated me. They basically spent their winters playing the world's craziest game of Rummikub, and they got paid for it.
Brian Wilson, Grant Balfour on Rockies' list of relief pitcher targets - The Denver Post
Hard to care about Wilson anymore, but he might be on the Rockies. That's substantially less gross than the Dodgers.
Categorizing Alex Rodriguez's stupid strikeout faces - Baseball Nation
Alex Rodriguez makes silly faces after he strikes out, and I spent time pointing this out. Sorry.