There are some pretty good articles and websites I want to link to today, because I have not spent time posting such a thing in awhile.
We'll start with some Frank Thomas Hall of Fame articles. I agree with John Brattain saying that such an article is not even necessary, but still is a good read. Here you can see Brattain's work at The Hardball Times
My thoughts? Here's a comment of mine from a Baseball Analysts article:
Career WARP3: 114.8
Peak WARP: 52.5
I guess I'll compare him to first basemen...
Average HoF First Basemen
Career WARP3: 98.2
Peak WARP: 43.1
What amazes me, besides the fact that Thomas could be inducted today with some career left to play, is that he has more Batting Runs Above Average than the average HoF first basemen has Batting Runs Above Replacement level.
Conclusion? Frank Thomas rules.
Here's a snippet from the latest Rob and Rany on the Royals (sadly these have been few and far between for obvious reason):
(Oh, and here's a Bonus Example: Baird has decided that Andres Blanco, who might eventually hit enough to play shortstop in the major leagues, should henceforth be . . . a second baseman.)
This isn't baseball, but if there is anyone who doesn't read The Superficial daily you might want to add that to your list of things to do when your boss or professor isn't looking.
I've also started reading Deadspin, a sports news site that covers most of the bases from what I can see (and ice, and parque flooring, and football fields as well) so make sure you check it out.