Found November 03, 2011 on Fragile Freddy's:
<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">With the World Series over players will begin filing for free agency.  With that in mind let’s have a look at the available free agents and who the Sox should target.  Today I am concluding with a look at the relief pitchers.  <span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">FanGraphs<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;"> joined <span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">Baseball-Reference<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;"> as a key statistical resource for the pitchers.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">I will refer you to <span style="font-family: "Arial",&qu...

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Predict where free agents will end up

Enjoy making unfounded predictions as much as we do? MLBTradeRumors has a contest for predicting where the top 50 free agents will end up. You can go to the contest page for full details, but the basics are that it integrates with your Facebook account and that there are prizes.  I filled mine out this morning, and while I won't bother listing everything out (do you really...

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