Saturday, March 15, 2014

BBA Linkfest - General Marchmellow

Welcome to another installment of the BBA Linkfest where I take a romp around the sites of the General chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. The General chapter is not beholden to any team or theme, but writes about baseball from all angles. So pour another cup of coffee and get ready for some good reading because here they come!
Shawn Anderson's Hall of Very Good has always served up interesting things on his site. This week, he catches Bryce Harper being a Good Samaritan.
TheNaturalMevs has been heavily preparing for this season's fantasy baseball drafts over at Diamond Hoggers.
Over at The Sports Banter, Mike Spiciarich dreams of what to him would be the perfect trade.
Hans Weisse of Dugout 24 looks at four great hitters to help you to become a better hitter yourself: Ty CobbPete RoseHank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez.
Livan Hernandez officially retired this week. Michael Clair of Old Time Family Baseball recaps Livan's career "highlights."
Sully of Sully Baseball has to be the most consistent and prolific baseball podcaster of all time. There is nobody even close. And the quantity does not hurt the quality.
Baseball Cisco Kid Style really likes what the Braves did to lock up their young talent.
My buddy, Dan, of Left Field really loves Daylight Savings Time.
Mario Salvini of Che Palle! has a story of a Babe Ruth homer that occurred one hundred years ago.
Dan Day of The Ball Caps Blog has come full circle on the Chief Wahoo debate.
For a great preview of the 2014 Chicago White Sox, Mike Viso's of Through the Fence Baseball is thoughtful and well done.
Very few people have done more high-quality thinking on the Hall of Fame than Bryan O'Connor. His post on Replacement Level Baseball on the subject is outstanding.
Matt Whitener of Cheap.Seats.Please. has a very thorough 2014 preview of the AL East and is very informative and interesting.
Nobody can replace Mariano Rivera. But somebody has to be the Yankees' closer. Chris Carelli of The Baseball Stance gauges David Robertson's chance of succeeding in the role.
Justin Jabs of Baseblog introduces us to a new website that piques my interest.
We have already seen a preview of the AL East. Now we have the AL Central covered very well by Sean Morash of Off the Bench.
Speaking of the AL Central, Payoff Pitch drills down to give a preview of the 2014 Kansas City Royals.
I have misspelled Kenneth Matinale's name three straight times. His very good addition to the General Chapter, Radical Baseball, doesn't deserve that. Sheesh. Anyway, check out his post on Barry Bonds.
Spring has finally arrived for David over at I am jealous as I look out at 18 inches of fresh snow delivered over the last three days. David's post is fantastic though.
The always entertaining, highly informative High Heat Stats is also educational. For an example, check out Doug's college seminar on Run Shares.
Taylor of MLBeef made sure he will be watching baseball this summer.
I was tempted to link Clayton Richer's link to Keith Olbermann and that jerk's tirade on Barry Bonds. But instead, I went with a more fun link to a Jose Reyes rap linked on Baseball Hot Corner.
Justin Miller of insidetheMLB has a very interesting look at how many stars a team has to have to win the World Series.
I do not understand how baseball betting works. As such, Chuck Booth's piece over at MLB Reports on the Tampa Bay Rays' odds of winning the AL East confused the heck out of me. But if you get that kind of stuff, this post is for you.
Cover Those Bases has a nice retrospective on Rick Ankiel's career. Ankiel recently announced his retirement.
Pepper's Niko Goutakolis had a major announcement on his site the other day. Very cool for him and congratulations!
Last but the least, my last post was on the Cleveland Indians. Thank you kindly for your attention and I hope you clicked on a lot of these links because they deserve your support.
Have a great weekend.

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