Time for some more of the better reading from across the Internet again…
- DRays Bay has a great instructional video for those interested in learning about FIP.
- The Baseball Journeyman continued his series of blog reviews, writing up Bleacher GM this week.
- The Trevor Hoffman retirement was probably the biggest story of the week, and Gaslamp Ball put up links from around the web about it.
- Ben Nicholson-Smith over at MLB Trade Rumors wrote up some of the reactions to the Rafael Soriano contract. To me, it just screams of desperate behavior by the Yankees, especially considering that he can opt out after each season. Pretty much going to cost the Yankees a bunch of money regardless.
Finally, this tweet from Kevin Goldstein over at Baseball Prospectus:
As we stand right now, and using 2010 slots, the #Rays TWELVE picks from 24-88 have a SLOT cost of around $9.12M
Yes, that is less money than the 2011 salary of Rafael Soriano. And with this year’s draft widely considered to be one of the deepest in a long time, they sit in an extremely good position to continue to build their farm system depth.