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Wakeup Call: Wednesday vacation thread

I’m on vacation until Monday, but I have this post here for Joe to place his links and for any commenting on stuff. I’ll put one of these up all week.

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  1. Jandy says:

    Pens win 7th in a row…even if they almost let it slip away. A win is a win!

  2. JAL says:

    JAL’s Gilligan’s Island Morning Links

    GENERAL DAILY UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

    1- MLB Transactions

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/transactions

    2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/pittsburgh_pirates/

    3- 2011-12 Pirates Prospects Off-Season Calendar

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/10/2011-12-pirates-prospects-off-season-calendar.html

    4 Pirate Offseason Stats

    http://www.mlb.com/milb/stats/org.jsp?id=pit

    5 Yahoo Free Agent Tracker

    http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AvN8KLXkNW0TcRjzSCagLIMBbgM6?slug=jp-passan_ultimate_free_agent_tracker_baseball_110211

    6 Pirates Prospects Offseason Tracker

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/offseason

  3. JAL says:

    7 Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Spring Training Tracker

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/st2012

    PIRATE BLOGS

    8—Pirates Prospects

    Is This the 2002-2003 Off-Season All Over Again?

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/is-this-the-2002-2003-off-season-all-over-again.html

    Winter League Playoffs 1/24 — Homers By Gimenez and Cortes Not Enough

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/01/winter-league-playoffs-124-homers-by-gimenez-and-cortes-not-enough.html

    9 Bucs Dugout

    Prince Fielder Agrees To Terms With Tigers

    http://www.bucsdugout.com/2012/1/24/2730724/prince-fielder-agrees-to-terms-with-tigers

  4. JAL says:

    SPORTS WEBSITES

    16 Fangraphs

    Three Designated Hitters: A Tigers’ Roster Crunch

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/three-designated-hitters-a-tigers-roster-crunch/

    17 PBC Site

    Around the Horn: Pirates outfielders

    http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120124&content_id=26450488&vkey=news_pit&c_id=pit

    18 Baseball Nation

    Has This Off-Season Derailed The Pirates?

    http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/1/24/2704639/has-this-off-season-derailed-the-pirates

  5. JAL says:

    Steelers Blogs

    19 Behind the Steel Curtain

    Super Bowl News: The Aftermath of the Conference Championships

    http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/1/24/2729501/super-bowl-news-the-aftermath-of-the-conference-championships

    Former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians Says Retirement Came After New Contract Wasn’t Offered

    http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/1/24/2730647/former-steelers-offensive-coordinator-bruce-arians-says-retirement

    -20 Steelers Depot

    The Terrible Podcast

    http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/01/the-terrible-podcast-discussing-arians-departure-future-oc-championship-games-episode/

    21 Steelers Gab

    Arians Speaks Out – Still Not Sure Why He’s Not Coming Back in 2012

    http://www.steelersgab.com/2012/01/24/arians-speaks-out-still-not-sure-why-hes-not-coming-back-in-2012/

  6. JAL says:

    WVU Blogs

    24 Metro News

    Macon A Big Impact

    http://www.wvmetronews.com/wvu.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=50525

    25 WV Illustrated

    Nathan Adrian Eyes a Future with the Mountaineers

    http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/16584638/nathan-adrian-eyes-a-future-with-the-mountaineers

    Holgorsen Still Working to Finalize WVU Staff

    http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/16587142/holgorsen-still-working-to-finalize-wvu-staff

    PENGUIN BLOGS

    —26 Pensburgh

    Fleury shines as Penguins win seventh straight, beat Blues 3-2 (SO)

    http://www.pensburgh.com/2012/1/25/2731616/fleury-shines-as-penguins-win-seventh-straight-beat-blues-3-2-so

  7. Dave G in Mason, OH says:

    Nice to see Leah get her money’s worth. Great, great game.

    Fleury was absolutely amazing.

  8. Jandy says:

    Leah ~ I envy you. Great game!

    Dave G, Fleury stole the game for the Pens :)

  9. January 25

    24 days until Pirate Spring Training

    Cap’n Nutting & his “Two Li’l Buddies” say “This is the team.” Look out for shipwreck . . . .

  10. radio wave says:

    Groat2maz:
    Love the daily countdown, thanks.

    An observation I made at last years MLB All Star break may apply to this weekend as well.

    I said the Pirates who were hot at the time didn’t want the break because it could end their momentum.
    I would imagine the Pens feel about the same way right now.

  11. Milo Hamilton says:

    Both the AP & ESPN reported yesterday that Tony LaRussa will join John McGraw as the only 2 men to manage the All Star Game the year after they retired.

    Danny Murtaugh managed the 1972 All Star Game after retiring following the 1971 World Series.

  12. JAL says:

    Milo

    MLB does not consider Murtaugh retired because he returned to manage the Pirates in 1973.

  13. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Neal an all-star according to the other paper in town.

  14. Jandy says:

    Lucky, yes he is, and he sure will be more fun to watch than Ovie!

  15. LuckyNKentucky says:

    And the Trib. Sorry. Too busy to look at both all the time.

  16. Interesting fact I discovered recently:
    —St. Louis led the Major Leagues in least strikeouts batting
    —Texas led the American League in least strikeouts batting

    I thought you had to strike out a lot to have power.

    ‘course I know a team for which the converse was true: led league in K’s/NO power!

    May the Pirates’ problem with hitting is not their hitting but their missing!!!

    Put your stat gurus on that, Neal.

  17. Naje says:

    @ Groat–

    Bad and inexperienced hitters are a bad combination. The PBC had a lot of both of those last year.

    Good, very good/great hitters who have a decent amount of experience or who are in a lineup with Pujols, Holliday, or Josh Hamilton–which the Cards and Rangers have in abundance–tend to, you know, hit the ball or take a walk.

    Hurdle mentioned this problem over and over last year in press conferences. On another site, you could listen to his pre-game and post-game pressers every day and he talked about this problem all the time. Comes with the territory of playing A LOT of youngsters due to a LOT of injuries.

    No exclamations needed for that. It (the lineup), stunk last year except for a couple of months when it was right around average.

  18. JohninOshkosh says:

    (with a nod to Milo)

    Today the Pirates did nothing.

  19. Milo Hamilton says:

    Thanks John. Saved me the trouble.

 
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