Yeah, today's links are a bit full of themselves. Don't blame me. My role here is solely as a medium ...
Yes, rich Americans are now "investing" in Dominican children.
Which pitchers benefited from a big strike zone in the last two saesons? BtB's J-Doug has all the answers. Just make sure you read all the way to the end, otherwise you'll take away the wrong takeaway.
MLBTR's look at each franchise's five highest draft bonuses serves as a nice tour through each organization's recent drafts, and at the very least you'll want to look at your favorite team.
From IIATMS's Larry, some solid analysis of the Yankees' budget (and yes, they really do seem to have one).
OK, so this is just really cool and opens up all sorts of research possibilities. Have at it, kids.
Just to reiterate, there's no reason to get worked up over one season of what looks like one moderately aberrant UZR season.
Will Ferrell inspires a minor-league logo, and it is Good.
So anyway, just in case you slept through the last six months, there was this fastball pitcher who didn't actually have one of his important body parts, so he became a knuckleball pitcher and now he's really good.
I was all set to give the usually ridiculous business of local TV news some big props for this excellent interview with Tom Ricketts ... until I realized, just now, that it's PBS. Of course.
Finally, someone's written a book about Rocket Ron Necciai. I can now expire, happily.
Only for those who really care about such things ... Dejan Kovacevic discusses his Rookie of the Year ballot, in lifelike Surround Sound.
According to Olbermann, Jeter's just just one (reluctant) adjustment away from a return to glory.
If digging this makes me a nerd, I don't wanna be cool.