Time to take a look at some of the best writing from the last few weeks (I know, I’m a bit behind), as the major stories of the week have evolved.
The BBWAA announced that Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven had been elected to the Hall of Fame, and Larry Granillo over at Wezen-Ball wrote up a great post on how the narrative of Bert Blyleven had been that he simply didn’t win games. It’s a great read, and I highly recommend it.
Jeff Sullivan over at Lookout Landing took a look at what the Mariners (and their fans) should expect from top prospect Michael Pineda. Pineda was recently rated the top prospect in the Mariners’ system by John Sickels, and I have to say I’m pretty excited to see what he can do in the Majors. I wrote about him last year, and I also own him in my keeper fantasy league. I think he’ll be in the Majors before June for sure.
Misc. Baseball posted a great writeup about the career and untimely death of Alan Wiggins, and it’s a great read as well. A very sad story.
Paul Sullivan over at Sully Baseball talked about where the next place for teams to threaten to relocate is, and came up with a suggestion I hadn’t heard before: Montreal. It makes a lot of sense, if only they can draw their fans. The one suggestion that seems to come up most often is Portland, OR, but they chose to keep their MLS team instead of their AAA team. I’m not sure if they are a viable option at the moment.