A relatively slow weekend in Birdland outside of the AFL Rising Stars and a heartbreaking suspension. Qualifying offers have been made and the free agent market continues to become clearer, but nothing major has happened. Yet.
20 baseball free agents to keep an eye on - Sports - The Boston Globe I'm not sure, but check out the second paragraph...did the beats just get outhustled again?
School of Roch: Finding a role for Hunter Another pitcher out of options. So many choices, Duq!
PressBox: Orioles Pitching Moves, Not So Fast Stan, Stan...you high.
A Life Beyond Baseball - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fluff. This is what I'm working with today.
Tommy John Surgeries: A More Complete List - Beyond the Box Score As usual, fine work form the folks at BTB.
The Best Replacement Level Players Since 1983 A fun if somewhat arbitrary list.
Since Tommy John's groundbreaking surgery in 1974, hundreds of baseball players have undergone the same procedure. In this article we present a more complete list of these players than appears to be publicly available.
On this day in 1958, Paul Richards was replaced as general manager by Lee MacPhail, though Richards was allowed to stay on as field manager; in 1997, Davey Johnson was named AL Manager of the Year and resigned as manager on the same day.
It's the birthday of Javy Lopez.