Thursday, March 08, 2012

BBA Linkfest - General Elections

While it can be difficult to compete with Super Tuesday, March Madness, Peyton Manning and Bountygate, the writers of the General Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance held their own with another brilliant week of baseball writing. As we do every Thursday, here is a list of some of their best work this previous week. Pour yourself a cup of tea with just a little milk and a bit of sugar and click some links. You will enjoy the tour.

Jeremy of the Pop Fly Boys thinks that Yadier Molina is now the face of the St. Louis Cardinals. Totally agree.

For easily the most fun post you can visit this month, check out Chris St. John's post on damaging home runs. We all dig the long balls, right? Fun, fun, fun at The Platoon Advantage.

Replacement Level Baseball Blog participated in Graham Womack's All-Time Dream Team project and posted their site's votes. See how many you agree with.

The Sports Banter had some links of their own. Some of the stories were fascinating. Others, sad. Some, baseball and others not.

Sully, never one to mince words, tells us to stop our whining about the new MLB playoff format at his Sully Baseball site.

John Thiede of Through the Fence Baseball is heading to Spring Training. The lucky dog...

Scott Engel writes on the X-Log about a book that we all need to read. Going to have to check that out!

Russ Blatt of 85% Sports doesn't figure the Yankees will have any problem reaching their goal of a $189 million payroll. Very interesting post.

"Brain over Braun" is a brilliant headline and more than enough reason to check out Ryan Sendek's post on Analysis Around the Horn.

It is impossible to categorize and summarize Sooze's post over at Babes Love Baseball. You will just have to go over there and watch it. Yes, watch it.

Daniel of The Ball Caps Blog isn't excited by spring baseball. He still wants the real deal. 

Stevo-Sama has another thrilling episode of a game from the ABL at his The Baseball Enthusiast site.

Baseball Unrated gives us their fantasy rankings for 2012 starting pitchers. Can't quibble with any of it except Sabathia should be higher than Weaver.

Justin Jabs did a live blog on his baseblog site on the day that MLB12: The Show debuted. It's a rollicking romp of fun!

Matt Musico did a thorough and totally satisfying preview of the 2012 Baltimore Orioles. That had to be a tough job, but somebody had to do it. Check it out on Call to the Pen.

Mario Salvini of our Italian affiliate, Che Palle!, gives us another hammer blow to Ty Cobb's image. 

If you are wondering what to expect from Adam Wainwright this season, so it Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. 

TheNaturalMevs also whets our appetite for MLB12: The Show over at his Diamond Hoggers site. Now if the game lives up to his writing, that would be something.

There isn't too much of a more fun exercise than to predict what will happen in a baseball season. The OCP does just that in the first part of predictions for 2012 over at For Baseball Junkies.

In the same predicting mode, The Baseball Index projects the Miami Marlins' starting line up.

Mike Rosenbaum gives us some draft buzz over at Golden Sombrero and then offers us up the opportunity to make our own picks on the first pitcher drafted. 

Grubby Glove has a wonderful idea. Let's hope the idea catches on and is a great success.

The Hall of Very Good gives us another installment of their "This week in baseball cards" series.

Theo of Hot Corner Harbor had a great post this week pondering contracts and the expanded playoff format.

Left Field has a new beers resolution for 2012. That alone maybe enough reason for you to click this link.

Michael Schwartze of MLB Dirt made some bold predictions for 2012. Some will surprise you! Andrew Martin had a really cool post too about baseball and John Dillinger.

Jonathan Hacohen has a great interview of one of the 2011 MLB Fan Cave members. Very cool read over at MLB Reports.

Nik over at Niktig's Baseball Blog did a very thorough ranking of starting pitchers for 2012. Must read for fantasy players. Check out his other position rankings too.

MTD has his brand of usual offbeat thoughts on A.J. Burnett's bunting skills in his latest over at Off Base Percentage.

And finally, have you ever wondered what the little dot at the top of a baseball cap is called? Old Time Family Baseball has your answer.

Have a great week, everyone and enjoy spring baseball.

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