Non World Series Related Links Sunday Oct 27, 2012

Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

Just like a box of assorted chocolates. Some are nut clusters or cherry and others are those disgusting orange nougat crap.

Q&A: Mike Aviles, a Good Defensive Shortstop | FanGraphs Baseball
Interview with the newest Blue Jay (minor league pickups not withstanding.)

Trading Yunel as a Test Case | FanGraphs Baseball
Testcase for Jerkball

Outrighted To Triple-A: Tyson Brummett: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
As expected.

The A’s Have A Mr. Potato Head Offense | FanGraphs Baseball
MoneyBall meets an old Kids Toy. Platoons work?

The Navy SEALS and the Pittsburgh Pirates - Minor League Ball
Thoughts and community discussion about the SEALS/Pirates controversy

*And I thought corporate paintball was a bad idea--let's put it this way there was a lot of friendly fire.*

Do You Play Baseball Computer Games? - Minor League Ball
Community Discussion: Computer Baseball Games

*I love the pitching side of the game... I'm forever stuck playing Sammy Sosa High Heat Baseball 2001 which I think had one of the better pitching models I've played.*

Velocity Trends and Pitchers to Watch in 2013 | FanGraphs Baseball
Pitchers to watch out for, but not in a good way

Injury Chances for Strike-Throwers | FanGraphs Baseball
Something to ponder from FG

Dustin Moseley, Tim Stauffer Elect Free Agency: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Dumpster Diving?

AL East Links: Peterson, A-Rod, Otani, Orioles, Loney: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
No teams have yet contacted the Yankees about a possible Alex Rodriguez trade, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

*editorial comment --DUH*

The best teams that only had one All-Star
Every bad team gets one representative, but teams with one All-Star aren't always bad.

Poll: Which TMNT is Delmon Young? | NotGraphs Baseball
I picked Delmontello

Totally Real Photo: Pablo Sandoval Owns Justin Verlander | NotGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball smart aleck analysis and commentary.

"World Series S**ts To Detroit" Declares Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Et Al
Gather ‘round, my little dreamlets. Grandpa's going to sing of the days before every baboon with a wireless connection could vomit up a website and call it news. In those long-forgotten times, human beings would staff publications - magazines and newspapers, chiefly. But as audience habits and advertising money wandered elsewhere, the floor fell out from beneath them. Reporters, editors and proofreaders lost jobs by the thousands.

Baseball History - October 28th - National Pastime - Baseball History
2002 The Marlins do not renew the contract of John Routh, the 43-year-old man who has been Billy the Marlin, since the Florida's first game in 1993. Although 'Billy' will return next season, a new person will be hired to wear the 35-pound costume as the team seeks to increase the mascot's visibility by changing the overall role of the character.

EDITOR'S LINK: Blue Jays filtering managerial candidates - Sportsnet.ca
Very early this morning, Shi Davidi reported that the Tim Wallach was still a managerial candidate, but Brad Ausmus, Jim Tracy, and Manny Acta are not. - Minor Leaguer

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