This week in baseball blogs…
- East Village Times revisits a 26-day span in 2016 that is paying major dividends for the Padres.
- The Point of Pittsburgh has created a new stat, in honor of Trevor Williams’ amazing run of results.
- Reviewing the Brew wonders if reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich is going to start getting the Barry Bonds treatment from opposing pitchers.
- Pinstripe Alley wants the Yankees to extend Didi Gregorius.
- PhoulBallz talks with Phillies prospect and former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak.
- Notes from the Sally scouts Mariners pitching prospect Logan Gilbert.
- Clubhouse Corner’s Bernie Pleskoff (links: 1, 2) gives AL and NL predictions.
- Everything Bluebirds says goodbye to longtime Blue Jay Kevin Pillar.
- Chin Music Baseball spotlights five hitters who have gotten off to great starts.
- Know Hitter examines the state of the Orioles’ rebuild.
- Rising Apple expects Wilson Ramos to be a key factor in whether the Mets make the playoffs.
- Getting You Through the Tigers Rebuild encourages Detroit to take lessons from Toronto.
- Start Spreading The News analyzes Jonathan Loaisiga’s first start of the season.
- Nyrdcast ranks the Cardinals’ 50 best prospects.
- Rox Pile notices a couple concerning early season trends for the Rockies.
- Call to the Pen lists the longest-tenured player on each team.
- Jays From the Couch notes that Toronto’s pitching depth is being put to the test in the early going.
- Baseball Prospect Journal profiles probable high draft pick Bryson Stott.
- Baseball Rabbi (podcast) discusses the careers of Chase Utley, Joe Mauer and Ichiro Suzuki, among other topics.
- The Runner Sports (links: 1, 2, 3) weighs in on the Yankees’ so-so start, points out the importance of interleague play for the Twins, and delves into Astros prospect Myles Straw’s new role.
- Fish Stripes ranks MLB uniforms.
- Rotisserie Duck shares its annual tribute to spring training.
- Chris Zantow looks back at the Brewers’ Opening Day blowout win over the Orioles in 1988.
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