Happy Thursday everyone! Northern Maine has it's first real snowfall of the season and we've all been glued to Twitter on the latest developments from baseball's winter meetings. Rumors and speculation about and the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance is all over it. As is our Thursday tradition, here is a collection of links around the General Chapter. Please give a click and perhaps a comment or two on these fine sites.
Russ Blatt's friends had a conversation about Ron Santo's Hall of Fame selection. Blatt recorded the interesting conversation for 85% Sports.
Ryan Sendek (as always) has an educated and terrific response to a question about the Marlins' spending spree. Check it out over at Analysis Around the Horn.
Sooze over at Babes Love Baseball doesn't think that Jose Reyes looks good in a Marlins uniform. But then again, perhaps she doesn't think anybody would look good in those duds.
Absolutely love the post from Baseball Franchise Rankings on who the second wild card would have been over the last sixteen years.
Baseballism isn't thrilled about the prospects of Neftali Feliz as a starting pitcher. Agree or disagree, it's worth checking out.
The terrific Blaine Blontz always has something good to read over at Call to the Pen. Check out his post on Yu Darvish.
Mario Salvini of Che Palle! has problems with baseball's new press dress code. What, no flip flops!!
Matt Whitener posted this Cardinals' wish list before the Pujols bomb over at Cheap.Seat.Please.
TheNaturalMevs has the skinny on Jay Bruce's new off season workouts. Guaranteed that it won't be what you expect when you go to Diamond Hoggers.
Dugout 24 contrasts the four richest baseball teams to the global economic crisis. Interesting.
OCP over at For Baseball Junkies is thrilled that Ron Santo was elected to the Hall of Fame. Speaks for most of us here.
The Baseball Index has the scoop on a very bad day for James Loney. All which proves that you can bring a player to the trough, but you can't make them smart.
If you haven't been following along with The Golden Sombrero's Top 50 Prospects series, you're missing out. The latest is on Robbie Erlin.
The Hall of Very Good is having a great off season and stayed very active. This post about John Rocker's new book is the kind of content you don't see anywhere else.
Theo of Hot Corner Harbor has a great post about the new draft lottery. Let's just say he's not a fan of the newfangled thing. Terrific read.
The Fan's good buddy over at Left Field has a terrific post on the Hall of Fame season.
Major League A-Holes has a few choice words for baseball writers and the Hall of Fame in a style all their own.
The terrific and prolific Jonathan Mitchell of MLBDirt really likes Nestor Molina.
Sam Evans has a terrific article on the reunion of the Maddux brothers in Texas for MLB Reports. Great read.
Erik Eitel of Number One Baseball sums up the winter meetings.
Old Time Family Baseball is the first to present to us a very scary picture based on today's news.
Bill, one of the always reliable gang over at The Platoon Advantage, brings back a long-forgotten baseball award. Terrific as usual.
Pro Sports Wrap gives us a peak of where Mark Buehrle could land before he actually landed in Miami.
"The Worst Idea in Sports." Now how is that for a provocative post heading? What's it about? You'll have to go to Replacement Level Baseball Blog to find out.
MSpiciarich has a great post of his winter meeting thoughts over at The Sports Banter. Really enjoyed this.
Sully over at Sully Baseball is really glad that David Ortiz and the Red Sox remain married.
Dan Kirby over at Through the Fence Baseball thinks that Bryce Harper will start the season with the Nationals this year. That would be cool.
Mike Cardano over at X-Log really believes the Yankees should get Gio Gonzalez. Couldn't agree more.
Thanks for checking in for another week of links. Hope your weather is much better than ours! Holy cow! The Angels. Pujols. Wow.