THT Links: Equinoxby Matthew Carruth
March 21, 2007
Shameless plug alert! THT's own John Beamer, who is a terrific guy, and a few other people who I don't care about have combined super forces to start a new blog concerning the Atlanta Braves. For full disclosure, I am mentioning this in exchange for the promise that Beamer never brings up Rafael Soriano and does my stat homeworks for me. You can find the blog here.
Baseball.has(Parity) = True - Ken Rosenthal writes about how baseball, the sport most maligned for parity issues due to the non-salary cap, has actually shown a good competitive balance the past decade. Moreso than those other sports anyways.
Underrated - What a loaded word. But for the purposes of possible fantasy interest, Patrick Sullivan names a player at each position who has "more game than name" recognition that is.
On the Other Hand: Angels Edition - The consensus about the AL West seems to be it's going to either the As or the Angels. Well, Alex Obel takes a look at why it might not be the Angels.
Triple/Double Ratio and Speed - Cyril Morong has a look at the fastest players since 1900 judged using triple to double ratio.
Ichiro Can Do it All! - Besides owning the outfield and infuriating pitchers at the plate, Ichiro Suzuki also has a game show back in Japan where he takes on experts in various fields. In what I am not sure, though I'm pretty sure it's not like whatever show Most Extreme Challenge is ripping off.
Top 10 Prospects - Aaron Gleeman finishes off his list of the top 50 prospects in baseball with the final ten.
Enjoy This Before eBay Pulls it Down - Manny Ramirez is apparently selling his grill on eBay. This might not even make it to posting time.
Projecting the Projections - The (highly above) Replacement Level Yankee Blog has a look at four projection systems and how they project the season to go. Sorry Royals fans, not even in 4,000 tries did Kansas City make the playoffs.
Stadium Names - Nate Silver did a straw poll among BP staffers in a look at how various stadia are remembered.
Fish Hurlers - In this case, not those guys at Pike Place, but the ones in Miami who throw off a hill while wearing a fish logo. Can they be as good in 2007 as they were in 2006?
Manny Bein' A-Rod - Unclutch that is. At least according to Tango's measure.
Traditional American Cuisine - From fellow ESPN.com alum and the Independent League food pioneers, the Gateway Grizzlies comes the latest innovation, deep fried White Castle burgers. I gained four pounds just writing that.
Little To Do Now - Grady Little has his financial future set for the next few years as the Dodgers exercised his 2008 option already and tacked on one more for 2009 in the process.
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