Some random links to check out today:
- Lion In Oil interviewed ESPN’s Keith Law. Some great insight in there regarding the responsibilities of general managers that the general public typically doesn’t consider. As much as I love the business side of baseball, I’d make a terrible GM. Definitely more of a 9-5er, that Tim Dierkes. Actually 9-4:52 so I can catch the train I want.
- J.C. Bradbury – economist, professor, author, blogger – assigns probabilities of various Braves getting traded if the team falls out of contention. Atlanta is only 3.5 games out but there’s a month to go before the deadline. How about the idea of trading Chipper Jones?
- New WHIFF Profile of Boof Bonser. If you’re not privy to the WHIFF Profiles, you’re missing out.
- RotoAuthority considers the fantasy futures of starters posting strong numbers in Double A this year.
- Nate Silver of Baseball Prospectus weighs in on the Cubs’ trade of Michael Barrett and the Cubs’ disturbing trend of trading players when they reach rock bottom. And contributing to the demise of said players.
- Jacob Jackson identifies the best unemployed GM in baseball – Paul DePodesta.