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  1. Melody Bot Mar 13, 2015
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    Melody Bot

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    From @schlotty:

    Okay these are the sites I follow on a pretty daily basis. I probably forgot some and will edit them in later.

    General:
    Baseball Prospectus
    Baseball Statistics and Analysis | FanGraphs Baseball
    Baseball Savant: Your Source For Advanced MLB Statistics
    BrooksBaseball.net: Home of the PITCHf/x Tool
    The Hardball Times
    A Saber-Slanted Baseball Community
    MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com

    Prospects:
    keithlaw (@keithlaw) | Twitter
    Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) | Twitter
    Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayo) | Twitter
    Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) | Twitter
    Christopher Crawford (@CVCrawfordBP) | Twitter

    Specifically, I really enjoy reading Dave Cameron, Ben Lindbergh (BP, Grantland, 538), Russell Carleton, and Jeff Sullivan. Been reading a lot of Mike Fast's older articles lately and listening to the Effectively Wild back log.

    If you want info on a specific topic I can more than likely help but I won't link to it all in this post since there's so much.
     
  2. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

    haha the comments on that are amazing. Also, that is totally a different dog.

    I'd usually be more excited about the upcoming season but it's hard to get pumped about whatever goobers the Braves will be putting out on a daily basis. :-/
     
  3. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

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  5. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    Braves are going to suck so bad this year. But I'm excited baseball is back!
     
  6. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    Shelby is good and I'm more than happy with that trade, even though I love Heyward. Locally, they are airing a commercial with Jon Hart saying how excited he is to watch this team this year. hahahahahahaha.
     
  7. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

    haha I haven't seen that yet. That's amazing.

    The Braves definitely cleaned out the Diamondback's farm system last year from a few trades. I'm REALLY bummed about Andrelton though. He is truly something special on the defensive end.
     
  8. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    Bummed about Andrelton myself, but Dansby Swanson is the real deal. He'll be ready after this season I'd guess. I'm looking forward to the major spending spree next off-season.

    Look out for the Jon Hart commercial on FSS, if you like good laughs.
     
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  9. Wharf Rat

    We'll see summer, by and by Prestigious

    Will the Red Sox be good this year? Who the hell knows but I'm pumped
     
  10. PyramidPostcard

    avocado squirrel rides again Prestigious

    This is the most excited I've been for a Cubs season ever.
     
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  11. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Really pumped baseball is back. I am excited for my second season in an AL-only keeper auction league. Hoping to make another big push. Baseball coming back means good weather is on the horizon!
     
  12. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

    I'm hoping this is the year that Heyward explodes offensively. I love watching that guy play.
     
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  13. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    He started to get it together at the end of last season offensively. This could be the right time for him to really break out. If he can have a breakthrough on offense, then he is an MVP caliber player.
     
  14. Wharf Rat

    We'll see summer, by and by Prestigious

    Mookie Betts MVP
     
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  15. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I like Heyward as a player, but I think people have always thought he would have really good power numbers and started to get down on him with the injuries and the power never coming to fruition. I think if you accept Heyward and his level swing for what he actually is in the MLB, than you can see how good of a player he is. And hitting in that ballpark and that lineup will help his number across the board, including HR's.
     
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  16. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

    Most definitely.

    That Cubs team should be fun as hell to watch this year.
     
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  17. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    I'm getting mlb.tv just to watch the Cubs this year. Will help take the sting out of watching a terrible Braves team. Heyward is my boi, so..
     
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  18. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    On paper, they have to be one of the favorites to make it out of the NL. Maddon is a really good manager that I think makes his clubs much better. He will think outside the typical thought process in game situations. And Theo and Hoyer reuniting in the front office has been a clear advantage over any other front office. It's exciting to be a Cubs fan. I wish my Tribe had that similar momentum.
     
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  19. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    It's all because his first MLB at-bat was a HR. Braves fans immediately thought we were witnessing the next Griffey.

    Also, the latest WS odds on the Cubs was like 4-1 I believe. Lol.
     
  20. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Supporter

    hahaha so true
     
  21. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Very fair point. Insert the jump to the conclusions mat from Office Space.
     
  22. Meerkat

    Officer Hot Prestigious

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  23. DeviantRogue

    Black Metal Season Prestigious

    I really need to pick a team and stick to it, I like Houston more... but the Rangers are in-market here.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
  24. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I think you are in a great position since you are not completely biased to your in-market team. I would choose the team in the league you prefer to watch. AL and NL are vastly different experiences for several reasons.
     
  25. DeviantRogue

    Black Metal Season Prestigious

    Is that serious? I haven't followed MLB as closely as I have anything else. Would also mean going to games would be easy too.
     
  26. Chris Yates

    Aight Prestigious

    Always go in-market
     
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