Six years ago today, baseball finally returned to Washington D.C. when the Nationals beat the Diamondbacks in their home opener at RFK Stadium. Livan Hernandez got the win, Chad Cordero the save, and Vinny Castilla went 3-for-3 with four runs driven in. It was the first MLB game played in the nation's capital since September of 1971.
Here is this week's batch of links…
- Pirates Prospects interviewed Anthony Rendon, a candidate to go first overall in this year's draft.
- Splashing Pumpkins asked Giants' prospect Mike Kickham ten questions.
- Phoul Ballz interviewed Phillies' prospect Aaron Altherr.
- Boston Sports Then & Now explains why the Red Sox signed Clay Buchholz long-term now and not later.
- The Process Report uses Buchholz's contract as a blueprint for a David Price extension.
- River Ave. Blues says the Pedro Feliciano signing was bad process by the Yankees and not just bad results.
- Deep Left Field analyzes the CC Sabathia trade nearly three years later.
- Beer Leaguer tries to figure out what's wrong with Matt Thornton.
- Rising Apple looks as some players who came back to the Mets for a second tour of duty in honor of Jason Isringhausen.
- The Nats Blog reacts to the news that Stephen Strasburg's rehab from Tommy John surgery might take a little longer than expected.
- Houston Hotbed says the Astros need to acquire a quality left-handed hitter.
- FanSpeak thinks the Nationals might be able to quick-fix their bullpen.
- Feeling Dodgers Blue explains why Clayton Kershaw is a Cy Young Award candidate this season.
- D'Backs Central wonders if it's time for the Diamondbacks to worry about their starting pitching.
- The Yankee Analysts wrote about the disconnect between teams and their fans.
- Beyond The Box Score offered up the definitive sabermetric guide to managing.
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