Baseball links from around the sabersphere...
What Makes a Groundball? | It's About the Money
I began by sifting through his data to try and find out what makes his fastball disguise itself as a sinker, and I came out with an exploration as to what makes any fastball result in a groundball.
Jonny Venters Is Still Grounded | Fangraphs
Speaking of groundballs, Jonny Venters is still the king...
The Five Best Pitches In Baseball | Baseball Nation
...so it should come as no surprise that Venters is #1 on this list.
When You Change Horses | The Platoon Advantage
In the wake of the Bob Geren managerial change, data regarding the benefit of changing managers midseason.
Which NL Southpaw Is Greatest? | Fangraphs
Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels?
More links after the jump...
Prospect of the Day: Anthony Rizzo, 1B, San Diego Padres | Minor League Ball
Sickels looks at recent callup Anthony Rizzo.
What Might Jose Reyes Return in a Trade? | Amazin' Avenue
And yet it still comes down to the question: will Jose Reyes be back? Because if he isn't going to be re-signed, $14 million of prospects is worth much more than $5.5 million in draft picks. That's the simplest math so far.
Who’s Next for Mets Bullpen? | Mets Today
Clearly, some changes need to be made in terms of personnel. But who can the Mets acquire or promote?
Buster Olney Dishes On Deep Relief Pitcher Market | MLB Daily Dish
On a related note, a look at the reliever market.
The Duffy Problem | Royals Authority
A look at Royals starter Danny Duffy.