Brett Talley takes the velocity comparisons one step further by looking at April velocities specifically. Many of these analyses simply compare a player's to-date velocity with his velocity from all of last year. The problem is that pitchers tend to throw harder as the season progresses and the temperature rises in the summer. By comparing apples to apples, Talley gives us a better idea of which pitchers are truly throwing harder or softer this year. Mike Leake and Homer Bailey have both boosted their velocity compared to a year ago while Mat Latos has lost 1.5 miles per hour off his fastball since last April.
P-Doc says that Bruce should stop tweeting if he's going to treat Twitter as a meaningful form of communication. However, Brandon Phillips is successful on Twitter, because he only tweets light-hearted material. However, in conclusion Daugherty says Twitter is "a highly disposable form of communication. If you don't take it seriously." No, the article doesn't make sense to me either.
Rob Neyer responds to Daugherty's column as well as David Price's fiasco on Twitter.
John Ring recounts his first experience with the 2013 Reds from afar.
Joe Morgan is selling his house in Oakland, CA. Red Hot Mama's Zeldink counters the original article's snark with some snark of his own.