Weekly Link Round-Up


If the Broncos’ loss bummed you out, never fear. I’ve got plenty of reading material to distract you and occupy the beginning of your work week!

  • Seedlings to Stars published a list of players from the American League East that they snubbed in their Top 100 Prospects breakdown. Yankees’ draft pick Dante Bichette Jr. is on it. I intend to consider him Rockies property until the moment I see him on the field at Yankee Stadium.
  • As you’ve most likely heard, the Rockies lost their longest-tenured pitcher this week when Aaron Cook signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox. I don’t think he could have done much good for us in 2012, but it’s impossible not to feel a twinge of sadness when I think about everything he gave to this team.
  • Purple Row’s Andrew Martin talks about why being a Rockies fan sucks, especially in light of what the Broncos have managed to accomplish this season.
  • In case you hadn’t heard, Barry Larkin will be the lone member of the 2012 class inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This ought to give you some idea of my grudge-holding powers: every time I think of Larkin I think of Dante Bichette’s second-place finish in the 1995 NL MVP vote.
  • If you’re looking for a hero, kids, look no further than Juan Nicasio.
  • Don Mattingly, a.k.a. Matt Kemp’s manager, thinks there should be an MVP re-vote if Ryan Braun is denied his appeal of a positive drug test. I’m in.
  • The Dodgers are on the brink of financial disaster and possible nuclear collapse, but don’t worry! The bobbleheads are safe.