Daily Link Dump 6/27/14

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Links before the first game of three in Miami.

Miguel Olivo has found a new team in the Mexican League.

The Reds have picked up another Cuban pitcher, Rasiel Iglesias.

Toronto has interest in Chase Headley to patch up their infield.

There was some crazy fog at Wrigley Field last night, leading to some hilarious comments by Denard Span.

Here's something that could most likely only happen in the minor leagues, although if it ever happened to the A's, I wouldn't be too surprised.

Based on NERD scores, the A's are playing one of this evening's more exciting games.

Dave Cameron breaks down expected run differentials.

John Paschal looks at the recent acquisition of Brad Mills.

Check out last night's walkoff win by the River Cats, starring Andy Parrino.

Susan Slusser has a nice article on Miami native Dan Otero.

George Resor analyzes changing the height of the mound.

Eno Sarris has an article on how different hitters prepare themselves in the on-deck circle, including John Jaso.

The Democrats won the annual Congressional Baseball Game.

Sean Doolittle is the A's new player representative. I for one welcome our new bearded overlord!

MiLB.com has a vote on the best food in minor league parks, including some A's affiliates.

Carlos Gomez took part in a Nerf gun fight in the Brewers clubhouse.

Tonight's minor league games include Chris Jensen and Seth Streich on the mound.

On this day a year ago, the A's had a home off-day before a series with the Cardinals, so take a look at what happened the day before, when A.J. Griffin threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout against the Reds, which included dueling golden sombreros by Jay Bruce and Chris Young, plus a three-run homer by Josh Donaldson for the second day in a row.

Tonight's starting lineup does not include John Jaso, despite a right-hander on the hill for Miami. Derek Norris will handle the catching duties.

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