Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Hot Links

*Good morning. Pitchers and Catchers officially report tomorrow. Kyler Murray went to my (grad school) alma mater, won a Heisman there, and then screwed the A's. God bless Kyler Murray.

*Brian McTaggart predicts your 2019 25-Man Opening Day roster. I am extremely skeptical of his assertion that Tommy Manzella makes the team out of Spring Training.

*Gerrit Cole and the Astros had their arbitration hearing yesterday. Cole asked for $13.5m while the Astros offered $11.425m.

*Justin Verlander says the free agency system is broken.

*FanGraphs' Dan Szymborski has your 2019 Astros ZiPS projections. ZiPS looooooves Kyle Tucker.

*The Masked Marvel took a look at ZiPS projections from 2013-2019.

*OddsShark's 2019 odds to win the World Series:

Yankees: +700
Red Sox: +750
Astros: +800
Dodgers: +900

It is now time to start the No One Believed In Us chants.

*Nick Francona believes that exposing Gabe Kapler is worth getting blacklisted from baseball.

*Here's Tyler Kepner on Baseball's big Kyler Murray problem.

*The owner of the criminal organization known as the Miami Marlins has "zero patience" with the rebuild of the team he actually owns. Perhaps not trading Stanton and Yelich would have been more patient.

*The Ringer: On Alex Chilton.

*A Musical Selection: