I’ve got a busy Tuesday, as usual, and won’t be free much before the end of the work day, but there are two links I wanted to pass along as some of the better things I’ve read in quite some time.
The first is this MLB.com story about Dave Cameron’s battle with leukemia over the last year. I don’t know Dave personally, but as a statistically-slanted baseball blogger, I’m practically legally obligated to say that without his work at USS Mariner, there’s no chance that WHYGAVS exists in the form that it does, or that it has a niche on the internet to occupy. The whole thing is worth a read, from Cameron’s evolution as a baseball writer to his outlook on life to reconciling stats with reality. It’s long, but it’s definitely worth your time.
Secondly, Tom Verducci writes about how the modern bullpen is failing. This, as they say, is relevant to the interests of anyone that thinks that Joel Hanrahan could be used better.