Reveille 5/14/12

by Jason Epstein

Good morning!

Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:

“Philadelphia has a cool feel to it, man,’’ Papelbon says. “It’s a vibe that the city produces. It makes you feel like you are in Paris. I’ve never been to Paris, but I’ve seen it in a lot of movies. I think [Philadelphia] is going to be a great place to live.”

  • Fangraphs’ Dave Cameron bemoans decisions by managers Don Mattingly and Eric Wedge to utilize the sacrifice bunt earlier this week.
  • Tom Tango of Inside the Book triggers a discussion on Stephen Strasburg’s supposed 160-inning limit for this season.
  • I am guessing that we will not see a better play this season from a third baseman than the one Brett Lawrie made yesterday on this play. Not too surprisingly, Lawrie is leading all big-league defenders with 15 defensive runs saved.
  • David Wright hasn’t had much in the way of lineup protection in 2012. With a .400/.489/.591 slash line, he doesn’t seem all that bothered.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

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