Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekly Link Round-Up

Some reading material for your work week. Enjoy.

  • Why do I feel like this article could also have been written about the Rockies?
  • Not-an-Astro-anymore Lance Berkman has strong feelings about the Astros staying in the National League. I really don't care whether Houston moves, though I can see the argument for the Brewers going over instead. They weren't in the AL that long ago after all. But it is a little hard to make a case for Milwaukee being a part of the AL West. Take it from someone who lives on the east coast and whose teams spends a lot of their time on the west coast. Milwaukee fans ain't gonna like it.
  • I don't really get the big deal about Yoennis Cespedes, but for some reason everyone seems to want to know about him, so here you go.
  • Dan O'Dowd is #13 on this list of longest-tenured major league general managers. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it is a fact.
  • I am totally okay with that Royals-Giants trade. Melky Cabrera is not going to improve the Giants' offense enough to make them contender-quality, and their rotation just instantly devalued without Jonathan Sanchez.
  • Bryan Rosa, on the other hand, is not okay with the trade. Can't say that upsets me in the least.
  • Jamie Moyer? Really? Well ... I guess beggars can't be choosers. Will there ever be a day when the Rockies won't be described as beggars?
  • No offense to Mickey Brignall, but if Grady Sizemore is such a good fit for the Red Sox, I think that means he's a terrible fit for the Rockies.
  • Whenever a major league manager's spot becomes available, the first person whose opinion I want is Billy Corgan's, obviously. I wonder what his thoughts are on Jim Tracy? And if he has any managerial ambitions himself, since I think I'd rather see how a Smashing Pumpkin handles the Rockies' lineup than see Tracy do it for another season.
  • I don't watch boxing, but I was tempted to watch the celebrity match last Saturday. Mostly because I've definitely wanted to punch both Jose Canseco and Lenny Dykstra, and the closest thing to that is watching them do it to each other. Unfortunately, Dykstra was too busy exposing himself or some such thing and didn't show up. So I didn't miss anything after all.
  • I love this Bryan Stow update even though the whole thing makes me so sad. Can we please all agree that there will be no punching, kicking, or otherwise injuring other fans at any games in 2012?
  • Jeff Aberle writes a way more thorough and entertaining article about the stupidity of the Gold Gloves than I was able to come up with. (P.S. Mostly unrelated comment, but does it drive anyone else crazy when people call them the "Golden Gloves"? Blech.)
  • This season recap by Rebecca Glass is very very well done, and brings to life the excitement of Wild Card Wednesday and the World Series especially. No mention of the Rockies anywhere, but I think that's for the best.
  • Cory Whitmer of Through the Fence Baseball managed to get Dick Monfort on the phone. The resulting interview is pretty good, though I'm at a loss to understand how Jim Tracy's "performance" was not addressed.
  • The Rockies could do worse than Josh Willingham. I don't think it will happen, but I'm just saying.
  • The Cardinals won the World Series by being the same team as the Rockies but playing better. Mark Townsend expounds.


  1. The conversation w/ Mr. Monfort was very casual and only so much of the details could I actually share. We did talk Tracy a bit, but it wasn't anything substantial.

    Cory from TTFBaseball

  2. Thanks Cory. I appreciate the clarification. You're a nicer person than I am, because I would have insisted on an explanation for Tracy's poor performance :)