FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: The Nationals gave Kurt Suzuki a two-year deal and it... probably wasn’t a bad idea? He doesn’t have a great framing reputation but he’s one of the best hitting catchers in the league when that skill is a difficult commodity to find.
Tangotiger Blog | Tom Tango: More interesting stuff out of the Statcast labs, this time looking at RE24 outcomes broken up by batted ball speed/angle codes.
Bill James Online | Daniel Marks: Mariano Rivera is going to the Hall of Fame, essentially the archetype of a bad starter who transformed into an elite reliever. What other ones are there? There was Wade Davis, Andrew Miller, Joe Nathan, Zach Britton, and Eric Gagne, just to name a few.