Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
Rangers Media's New Myth | Baseball Time in Arlington
Pointing to Borbon's "loud" errors and concluding that he's a terrible defender while ignoring the other metrics that more accurately evaluate his overall defensive value is like concluding the Ubaldo Jimenez had a terrible season in 2010 because he walked almost 100 batters, but ignoring the fact that he posted a 2.88 ERA and a 6.3 WAR.
Breaking Down David Schoenfield’s Phillies Prediction | Crashburn Alley
A well thought-out response to Schoenfield's prediction that the Philadelphia Phillies won't make the playoffs.
Marmol's Strikeouts | Baseball Analytics Blog
Among pitchers with 1000 batters faced since the start of the 2008 season, Marmol strikes out the highest percentage of batters, and it's not even close for second place.
I Missed It, but Maybin Didn’t | Ducksnorts
He was a stud in the minors but hasn’t done much in his big-league trials. Still, Maybin is 24 years old and there’s a lot to like.
Divide and Conquer, AL East | Baseball Prospectus
In each of the past five seasons, the American League East team featuring the bullpen with the highest WXRL has emerged the division champ. While starting pitching always dominates the conversation, the late innings could hold the key to the outcome of what figures to be another competitive race for the playoffs.
More links after the jump...
Most HR In 1st 6 Games Of Season Since 1919 | Baseball Reference Blog
For those of you that forgot about Chris Shelton.
Lame Duck General Managers | MLB Trade Rumors
Several GMs are without a contract for 2012.
J.P. Arencibia made some history last night | Hardball Talk
J.P. Arencibia's fantastic Opening Day had a few historical implications.
Worst Opening Day ever? Not quite. | Baseball Reference Blog
Albert Pujols' dreadful Opening Day performance was not the worst ever -- but it was close.
Ten 2011 Rookie Predictions | Minor League Ball
Sickels makes ten predictions 2011's rookies.