This week in the baseball blogosphere…
- Motor City Bengals argues that Tigers ace Justin Verlander should win the American League Cy Young.
- Pirates Breakdown studies the relationship between the franchise and right-hander Gerrit Cole.
- The Arizona Snakepit makes a case for Kim Ng to become the Diamondbacks’ next general manager.
- Now On Deck, Baseball Hot Corner and Dan Grant of Same Page Team focus on the ALCS.
- MLB451 lists which teams could try to acquire Cubs catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber over the winter.
- NYRDCAST addresses the decline in the Cardinals’ WAR total from 2015 to 2016.
- Outside Pitch MLB wonders what’s next for the Giants.
- Call to the Pen (links here) breaks down the Angels’ 2016 campaign and looks ahead to their offseason.
- BaseballDocs asks if the Diamondbacks should shop first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
- Pinstripe Pundits forecasts which members of the Yankees’ 40-man roster could end up dealt.
- Off The Bench analyzes 10 teams that face especially important offseasons.
- The Point of Pittsburgh projects the Pirates’ 2017 payroll.
- Chin Music Baseball explores what was behind Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera’s monstrous second half.
- Twins Trivia details how each American League acquired its starting pitchers.
- Yanks Go Yard names some Yankees who could break out next season.
- Jays Journal looks at the baseball gods’ role in Toronto’s ALDS win over Texas.
- Halo Headquarters expresses excitement over the health of Angels right-hander Garrett Richards.
- The Runner Sports profiles Astros outfield prospect Ramon Laureano.
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