Please welcome Julian Levine (aka SplashingPumpkins), our new media researcher and contributor! He will be putting together links post several times per week. -ed.
Links from around the baseball blogosphere...
Reliever Strategy | Baseball Musings
David Pinto examines the strategy of using multiple relievers in a game.
Coming to a Mound Near You: Pitching Helmets | Wired
Easton-Bell has developed a prototype helmet for pitchers. Could this be the future of baseball?
Batters With WPA =.35+ In Post-Season Sudden Death Games | Baseball Reference Blog
In honor of Aaron Boone's birthday, some of the clutchest performances in postseason history.
Phillies in a Bind With Utley | Fangraphs
Joe Pawlikowski examines how Chase Utley's injury will affect the Phillies in 2011.
Greinke Isn't the Only One Playing Basketball | Baseball Prospectus
Cal Ripken, the pinnacle of durability, frequently played competitive basketball during the offseason.
rWAR v fWAR: pitchers | Tom Tango
A brief discussion about the differences between Baseball Reference's pitcher WAR and Fangraphs' pitcher WAR.
Knuckleballs and Grounders | Fangraphs
Dave Allen looks into why Tim Wakefield's knuckleballs induce fewer groundballs than R.A. Dickey's knuckleballs.
Walk Rates and Aging Curves | Royals Review
An interesting brief look at how low-walk players age.
Career Profile: Nick Johnson | Minor League Ball
John Sickels profiles the career of Nick Johnson.