Even with Javier Vazquez out of the picture, there are reasons to take a Braves bid in the NL East seriously.
History nerds should especially love Wezen-Ball's history of the batting helmet. It's unexpectedly thorough and typically fascinating. Larry demonstrates the power of Google's search tools as well as anyone. If your goal is to improve umpiring, whom should you fire? J.C. Bradbury says firing supervisors and hiring retired umpires is not a solution at all….
Note: This is my regular links feature. Feel free to discuss the links in the comments. What does signal detection theory teach us about batting eye? In a series of articles at Sabometrics, Craig Glaser has attempted to provide an answer. One can get carried away linking to Joe Posnanski, but his Rule 5 draft…
A look at the best relief pitchers of 2009 who didn’t get the glory of recording the final out.
The battles for fifth spots in rotations make for good spring stories, but are actually rather pointless.
Why mutual options in contracts aren’t as pointless as they may seem.
It’s Boston over New York, but Tampa Bay, and, yes, Baltimore are rising.
Comparing the new retirees to a few of their contemporaries.
Discussing Jonathan Papelbon’s decision to go year-to-year on his contracts rather than sign a long-term deal.