Possibly the last Filter for a few days - FanPosts get lots of discussion if anyone wants to talk about a few links in the meantime (like who is offered arbitration before tomorrow's deadline). Anyways, let's hit the links!
Apparently, journalists like to make their own stories (SHOCKING).
Oh, and this should have been our number one hint as to why this was a non-story. But, since it came up...
The package would have to be pretty overwhelming, and would presumably deplete their farm, but if they could somehow get the Marlins to take Kelly, Bowden, Westmoreland, and another prospect not named Reddick, Bard, or Buchholz, I would pull the trigger.
So, basically, this guy only like prospects that have reached the majors. I understand putting Bowden below Buch and Reddick, since he's been struggling of late, but below Bard? I think I'd put Kelly and Manifest Destiny above at least Bard, probably Reddick as well.
More Bleacher Report laughs later; first, some other stories.
Since I can't translate very well, I'll go with the English news; Saito could be lost as well, it appears. Thoughts?
Nevermind, first comment says it for me. Next topic.
GET OUTTA HERE, BUD. So... anyone want to revisit the Bush idea from last year? (Disclaimer: That FanPost probably makes me look really stupid. Enjoy it if you want to find it.)
Interesting methodology. Any issues with the rankings?
With an excellent explanation as well.
More links after the jump, including some projections, complaints, and an opportunity.
If Hermida is the starting LF, we don't deserve to make the playoffs.
Interesting to see that the Sox don't agree with the Blue Jays about trading within the division being not such a bad thing. Although I doubt anyone is crazy about it.
This is a look at baserunning runs, excluding stolen base attempts.
We really don't play small ball at all, do we?
If anyone's interested - it'd be a good way to better the reputation of Sox fans.
Falling to the Bottom of the Filter
Please further note that all of this will come true and I will be laughing at the end of next year.
Can't... stop... laughing... Absolutely NO explanation of how he arrived at his numbers, just a declaration of their undeniable validity.
And... cue the WINZ.
Links, comments, boredom rants, etc. We need something to discuss besides the usual stuff.