Baseball fans have so little to look forward to in the winter. It’s cold, there’s no sunshine, no one is playing baseball in the states. You could watch the Dominican league play, but for the most part, baseball is dead right now. We always had the winter meetings to look forward to, the place where people met and things happened. Now, we don’t even have that anymore right now.
On to the links.
- The ZiPS projection system for Fangraphs took its turn with the Phillies and boy howdy is it depressing.
- Here are the Phillies’ minor league affiliates for 2021 and beyond.
- John Middleton needs to get off his backside and hire someone to make baseball decisions.
- Baseball has found its 120 teams that will comprise the official minor league system.
- The Mariners signed a reliever to help with their bullpen.
- Al Michaels was this year’s recipient of the Ford C. Frick award for broadcasting. People tend to forget how good Michaels was at calling a baseball game.
- The Rule 5 draft is today and here is a good preview about some players that are available for very cheap.