Links from around the baseball blogosphere...
Paul Maholm's Value to the Pirates | Fangraphs
Joe Pawlikowski explains why the Pirates should shop Paul Maholm at the trade deadline.
Investigating the "Best Shape" Phenomenon | Baseball Prospectus
As it turns out, being in the best shape of one's life actually does (somewhat) increase offensive output.
Measuring a Pitcher's Ace Factor | Seamheads
A new way to evaluate pitchers, based on win expectancy values.
Suspension Helped Former Diamondback Net $1.1 Million From Yankees | Baseball America
Fascinating story about how Juan Carlos Paniagua benefited from MLB's suspension rule.
The Bust: Some of baseball's big misses | ESPN Sweetspot Blog
A look at five players who didn't live up to the hype.
More links after the jump!
3UP: The Mariano Rivera Edition | Joel Sherman's Hardball
A run-through of some truly incredible Mariano Rivera facts. (h/t Rob Neyer)
Pinch-hitting in each of the first 11 games of the season | Baseball Reference Blog
Only two hitters on this list.
Why aren't more MLB general managers former MLB players? | Hardball Talk
Aaron Gleeman asks an interesting question.
Starting Rotation Improvement | Crashburn Alley
How does the 2011 Phillies rotation compare to the 2010 Phillies rotation?
Aaron Rowand: 26th Man? | McCovey Chronicles
What the Giants should do with Aaron Rowand.
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