A realization just occurred, since the inception of this regular links dump post the Astros have gone 17-8. Including the sweeping of both the Phillies and Cardinals. I won't take all the credit, but any cookies or gifts can be sent to my home address. Coming to my house and giving me a hug are also welcome, just make sure you're wearing pants.
The Astros' 2011 Rotation: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
MLBTR takes a look at next years starting rotation.
Playing the God of Baseball | FanGraphs Baseball
Maury Brown at FanGraphs discusses the changes he'd make if he were in charge.
Joe Posnanski " Blog Archive " Why I Like WAR (with Poker talk)
Posnanski gives his perspective on WAR and explains why he likes the stat.
WAR without the defense (oWAR) & WAR with just the defense (dWAR) " Baseball-Reference Blog " Blog Archive
Baseball Reference has decided to add oWAR and dWAR to their statistics. oWAR covers a players value offensively and dWAR covers a players value defensively using their TZ defensive metric.
Updated In-season 2010 (and 2009) Park Factors " Baseball-Reference Blog " Blog Archive
This should add a little fuel to the bonfire that is the Felix Hernandez vs CC Sabathia CY Young debate.
The Minors in Context: Introduction | FanGraphs Baseball
FanGraphs takes a look at the pitching and run environments for the Minor Leagues.
For Pankovits, ValleyCats’ crown is title of a lifetime - Mark McGuire - Mark McGuire on local, regional and national sports - timesunion.com - Albany NY
I had no idea that Pop Fisher coached the ValleyCats. Where was the mention, though, of the Judge trying to buy out Pop's shares? (h/t to Astros County)
TCB Twitter Follow Friday
Index of TCB's articles from prospect week after the jump
Minor League Team Review
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