Assorted Links

The art and science of well-timed acquisitions and trades. Why everyone looks like a genius in hindsight and true value is tough to find.

Tommy Rancel interviewed Andrew Friedman. He discusses the fact that he does not have a contract with the Rays, picking late in the draft, and Carl Crawford.

Michael Jong has disaggregated Tango's Fans Scouting Report and moved Dan Uggla around the diamond. He would likely be a few runs below average at both 3B and LF.

Albert Pujols is really good, even in Korea. Here's an excerpt:

Albert Pujols에 대해서는 별다른 설명이 필요하지 않을 것이다. 다만.. 초인적인 공격 스탯 외에도 주목할 부분은 바로 16 SB/4 CS이다. Albert Pujols가 팀내 도루 1위라니...!!! 그것도 80%의 성공률로..!!! 그는 그다지 발이 빠른 편은 아니지만... 메이저리그에서 아마도 가장 aggressive한 주자일 것이다. 때로는 지나치게 공격적으로 베이스러닝을 하다가 홈에서 아웃당하는 경우가 있긴 하지만... 상대의 허를 찌르는 도루 솜씨는 정말 훌륭하다. [emphasis in original]

Aggressive indeed.

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