Some things from out there on the interwebs...
Neil Ramirez was pretty awesome last night -- called up to AAA from high-A for a spot start, he threw 6 shutout innings, including 50 strikes in 75 pitches. Kevin Goldstein is impressed with Ramirez.
Jason Parks describes what it is like spending spring training in Arizona watching the minor leaguers, in a piece in BP's free section that I'm pretty sure sets a record for the most times using the word "meth" in a BP article.
Also at BP, Joey Matches looks at recent developments in the A.L. West.
Jerry Crasnick thinks the Rangers have the 6th-best group of "up the middle" players in baseball.
Maury Brown writes that MLB revenues have increased five-fold since 1995.
Rob Neyer thinks, despite all the steroid stuff, Barry Bonds will end up in the Hall of Fame.
Joe Posnanski talks about Manny Ramirez's chances at the Hall of Fame, and notes that the problem with his candidacy (along with that of Bonds, McGwire, and others tainted by PEDs) is that the anti-induction side is more passionate, more forceful, and just plain louder than the pro-induction side. Some of us may think Manny Ramirez should get in the Hall of Fame, but those who are anti-Manny seem to feel much, much more strongly about it.
Penn and Teller have a new show coming on Discovery Channel.