Friday, August 1, 2008

Daily Links - 8/1/08

The trading deadline is over and Manny Ramirez is a Dodger. There is so much analysis out there about the trade already that I'm not going to bother with a whole post about it. I'll just say this: the marginal difference between Bay and Ramirez isn't that great and this trade is good for the Red Sox in the long run, bad for the Dodgers in the long run unless they win the World Series this year and pretty good for the Pirates both now and in the future. Here is Keith Law's analysis of the trade.

Every team has a bench guy that performs so well that fans clamor for him to start - then when he does start, the fans are sorry that he does. Here is Joe Posnanski (TBSWIA)'s take on the topic.

Hef, from Major League Jerk, has been writing a semi-regular piece on The Big Lead and takes on the differences between traditional and "new" statistics.

Was the trading deadline top heavy this year?

It's probably a little early to really tell, but what the hell: trade deadline winners and losers in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2. Without putting a lot of thought into it, I agree with the writer on the Royals, Yankees, Rockies, Mariners, A's, Brewers, Cubs, Marlins, Astros, Reds, Pirates, Rays, Indians, Dodgers and Red Sox and I disagree on the Angels, Tigers and Braves.

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