- Jeff Sullivan, always level-headed and worth your time, wrote about Jose Alvarado’s adventures at first base.
- Mark Topkin wrote about Jake Bauers, and how he brings an advanced approach at the plate, surprising in a rookie.
- Bill Chastain had another of his really quite good Q&A’s.
- In case you were in danger of forgetting.
Let's get Wilson Ramos to the Midsummer Classic and #VoteBúfalo! https://t.co/JpCphlMXUK pic.twitter.com/bsSVAN1qSU— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 25, 2018
- And then do it again.
Do as Mallex says.#VoteBúfalo // https://t.co/xd21pMuMpf pic.twitter.com/K9KzSbQ2pq— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 27, 2018
- In addition to a Buffalo (perhaps), there are a couple Bulls going to an All-Star game.
BREAKING: Kean Wong, Ian Gibaut have been selected to the IL All-Star team! #BULLieve— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) June 27, 2018
Details: https://t.co/yPJAQoYQcx pic.twitter.com/o6ayp8cdav
- Stephanie Springer wrote about hiring practices and ways to get more women into baseball front offices, comparing them to similar attempts around getting women more opportunities in STEM fields.
- David Laurila continued his excellent series of interviews with managers, sitting down with Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who broke down the way his entire staff works together.
- Than Manny Machado sweepstakes is the biggest story line going into the trade deadline.
- Jason Werth will retire. Jon Heyman with a nice piece on his stepping away.
- The Giants bought in the offseason. Will they buy or sell at the deadline? Devan Fink at Beyond the Box Score examines their situation.
- Short Relief: “I’m Buster. You’re the Bustee.”