The Best of FanGraphs: July 21 – July 25, 2014

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, purple for NotGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community.

This Weblog Will Expire in Three Months, by Carson Cistulli
#KeepNotGraphs ???

Finding Clues to Hitters’ Wrist Injuries, by Dan Farnsworth
Can the way a hitter swings give us clues to future wrist injuries?

Selling Mike Trout In a Dynasty League, by Eno Sarris
No! Wah? No…well, maybe? Hmmm…

Mike Minor and All the Home Runs, by Murphy Powell
This isn’t the Mike Minor we’re looking for, but it’s the one we have. Will he shake off his home run troubles?

The Best and Worst Bullpens for Daily Fantasy, by Brett Talley
Brett takes a step back to look at the big picture.

This Eggnog Will Expire in Three Minutes, by John Paschal
All delicious and/or decaying things must come to an end.

What Happened To Chase Headley?, by Tony Blengino
The Yankees’ new third baseman has the ability to hit a lot of flyballs while still minimizing popups, but it hasn’t been enough to stop his slide to irrelevancy.

Why Are the Phillies Keeping Cole Hamels?, by Dave Cameron
Cole Hamels and David Price have been similar pitchers over the last three years, and yet the Phillies are actively shooting down trade inquiries on the 2008 World Series MVP.

Prospect Watch: Nick Gordon and Post-Draft Expectations, by Nathaniel Stoltz
An early look at the Twins’ newest prospect.

A Recent History of the Lawn Dart, by Jeff Sullivan
Ryan Raburn made a silly throw, but he’s not alone.

Updated xBABIP Values, by Jeff Zimmerman
Who finds himself just outside the top 10 in BABIP-xBABIP, but Josh Hamilton. Just imagine how he’d be doing if his BABIP wasn’t over .400.

Announcement: New and Morbid NotGraphs Logo, by Carson Cistulli
Patrick Dubuque knows what probably some other people in this world know — scythe’s make everything better.

Nickname Seeks Player: Tech Support, by David G. Temple
I’m partial to Doug Mirabelli. But then, I’m biased. still, 39 thumbs ups (and counting) can’t be wrong!

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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for He has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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