Another day, another bunch of links…
Late addition: yeswecanse.co – Presented without comment.
The Toronto Star gets us set to follow Brendan Kennedy’s live tweets as the club introduces RA Dickey today at 4 PM at the Rogers Centre, while the Jays announce that you’ll be able to watch on the club’s official web site. I’d explain why I don’t get how this is at all a thing, but Archi has already done that quite brilliantly, hasn’t he?
Elsewhere in the Star, Richard Griffin looks at the coaching clinic put on by the Jays over the weekend at Rogers Centre, and suggests that it’s evidence of the Jays “finally” (?) trying to build their audience from the ground up.
Alex Ballingall of the Star also takes a look at what was going on at the clinic. Blanked coverage!
Mop Up Duty takes a look at how Jays players (and ex-Jays player, and potential future Jays players) are doing in the various winter leagues in the Carribean, Latin America and South America.
At Getting Blanked, Drew applauds Jon Heyman for his self awareness regarding taint. Uh…
Elsewhere at Getting Blanked, Drew shares a bit of mail that was awesomely sent to the Score attn: people in baseball.
Marc Hulet of FanGraphs takes a look at the top 15 Orioles prospects, and the top end of the group still looks pretty impressive, even with Manny Machado having graduated.
Tom Ley of Deadspin outs Tony La Russa’s wife as a huge metalhead… which almost makes me want to revise my opinion on The Genius.
Lastly, today’s Hall of Fame stuff, where we have Rob Neyer of SB Nation pivoting from Ken Rosenthal’s suggestion that it would be wrong to think the Hall is in trouble if no one gets elected, and Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Insider Olney) theorizing that likely-ish eventual Hall of Famers Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza hold the key to the whole deal. He suggests that “if Bagwell and/or Piazza are elected, then the morality police among the writers will be confronted with the reality of baseball’s history, once and for all. Players they suspect of using performance-enhancing drugs will be in the Hall of Fame (and, I suspect, the Hall of Fame would still be standing), and the voting stance against players like Clemens, Bonds, McGwire, Sosa and Palmeiro will seem increasingly ridiculous and apocryphal.”