Weekly Link Round-Up

  • Apparently Cargo spent his offseason pumping iron, not making suicidal leaps into giant concrete posts. This is good. We like this!
  • MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes lists Jeremy Guthrie among those who may be trade bait come midseason.
  • Nathaniel Stoltz of Seedlings to Stars looks at the meaning of BABIP in the minor leagues and considers what happens to high performers like Dexter Fowler when they get to the bigs.
  • Jamie Moyer is like one start away from setting about seventeen different records. Seriously.
  • Purple Row’s Andrew Fisher examines the culture of mediocrity that is the Rockies of late, and wonders how and when they will find a way to move beyond it.
  • I’m sort of wondering if the Rockies are spending more time on icebreakers right now than they are on actual practicing of baseball. I love trust falls as much as the next guy, but can we work on that thing where we get picked off first base because we aren’t paying attention?
  • Nathaniel Stoltz, who is either a genius or a major overthinker, has regrets about ranking Tim Wheeler as high on his Top 100 Prospects list as he did. Of course, he also really really wishes he’d upgraded Nolan Arenado.
  • Fangraphs broke down the sabermetric Fielding Independent Offense, which apparently overvalues guys who play in hitters’ parks. Check out who’s at the top of that list.
  • More playoff teams for next year, and all I have to say about that is YES. The chance that a member of the Rockies will win a deciding game with a face plant in the bottom of the 14th innings just went way up.