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Hunt and Peck: Happy Festivus!

We will get to the links, but first -

the airing of grievances is an age-old baseball tradition
the airing of grievances is an age-old baseball tradition
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Lil' Scooter's Airing of Grievances

(Since my family is not gathered around, I am just going to do general grievances)

  1. People who put raisins in cookies - I don't like to be tricked
  2. Whoever had the great idea to cancel Veronica Mars after only three seasons - you are a monster
  3. The people responsible for the MLB Hall of Fame voting rules - they stink and keep Hall of Fame caliber players out of The Hall
  4. My school - you take my money, yet don't let me send my mail there
  5. The MLB replay rule makers - why can we not review fair/foul on the infield?
Feel free to air your grievances below.

what else is going on in baseball...

  • If you were ever curious how Dan Szymborski got started in building models and creating ZiPS, this is the link for you. - Blue Hill Research
  • Tyson Kendrick, Howie Kendrick's son, gave the interview we have all been waiting for. - Cut4
  • Vin Scully lost his 1988 World Series ring for nine minutes. - MLB Fancave
  • How do teams value Five-Plus players? - Baseball Prospectus
    Ben looked at this earlier this week. - Viva el Birdos
  • Here is an interesting look at aging curves by a member of the Fangraphs community. - Fangraphs
  • Here is a look at the best players that were traded before age twenty-five. - Sports on Earth
  • Happy birthday to Steve Carlton!
  • The Rockies are finally willing to discuss possible trades for Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzales. - MLB
  • Who is Herman Long and how did he receive twenty percent of the Hall of Fame voting in 1936? - Baseball Past and Present
  • The Dodgers will pay $18 million of Matt Kemp's salary in 2015. Matt Kemp's 2015 salary is $21 million. - True Blue LA
  • A store in Joplin, Missouri is selling "Royals 2014 World Series Champions" shirts. - McCovey Chronicles

what the cardinals are up to...

  • Some articles from the Mothership:
    A look at the Cardinals' new scouting director. -
    STL Today
    FSM will re-air some key Cardinals' games on Christmas day. - STL Today
    Some Cardinals minor leaguers won awards. Does that mean anything for their future? - STL Today
  • Marco Gonzales earns the team's Minor League Pitcher of the Year award while Magneuris Sierra (great name) earned Player of the Year. - Cards Conclave
  • Eric wrote about the Minor League Awards as well. - Viva el Birdos

the nl central
  • The Pirates won the bidding on the rights to negotiate a contract with Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. - MLB
  • And, of course, you can send me any and all links you find interesting! E-mail me at or tweet me @lil_scooter93.