Lunchtime Links: Dominant pitching edition

Here are today’s links from paths less taken and some more, uh, taken.

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Dominant. Just dominant. After struggling against his old team much of his time with the Indians, Justin Masterson just owned the Red Sox last night. Grady Sizemore may have felt like Cleveland was still home, but Masterson didn’t welcome the Sox warmly at the plate, ending their seven-game winning streak and extending the Tribe’s winning streak to four.

Terry Pluto: Indians take another swing at the draft. Scrounging the world for multi-skill athletes.

Burning River Baseball: Five year draft review 2014. Chronicling the hits and misses in past Indians drafts.

DTTWLN?: Charley Lupica took Tribe Fandom to the next level. An appropriate level of dedication to his team. We approve. 


Homer Bailey will face the Giants for the first time since his no-hitter. Maybe the Reds will start to move up in the Consensus Power Rankings.

Enquirer: The Morning Line. Some disturbing numbers about what the Reds need to do to make the playoffs.

Redleg Nation: Previewing the 2014 MLB Draft. Looking a who the Reds have been "linked to" via "mock drafts".

Reds Minor Leagues: Which hitters have been hot?. Latest offensive news from the Reds system.


Quiet news day for the Cavs yesterday. Too quiet. (furtively glances around room).

Right Down Euclid: Deng receives one first place vote for All-Defensive team. I guess the defense-focus last season paid off).

ABJ: Cavs interviewed Vinny Del Negro over the weekend. Ex-Clippers head coach was not renewed despite his team going 56026.


Meanwhile, Ben Tate stirred up Twitter by offering to take 44 fans to the ballpark. And an ex-cornerback moves on.

PFT: Cris Carter: Gordon has to want to get clean first. Carter has been close to where Gordon seems to be.

Sports Illustrated: Manziel’s vacation worth millions to Vegas. He makes that money sign for a reason.

Plain Dealer: Manziel welcomed to "Six foot and under club " by Drew Brees. Naturally, Brees thinks Manziel can be successful.


There are contract talks around Andy Dalton and he may have given some hint as to his future when her said he’s going to be there a long time. The Bengals also signed a La Salle alum to a contract.

Official site: Heat is on. Feature story on Andre Smith.

Football Nation: The Good, Bad & Ugly Heading Into 2014. An outsider’s opinion on the Bengals.

Cincy Jungle: Dalton must improve under pressure. Scrutiny of the Bengals QB continues.


A future Michigan QB boasts about a trip to Columbus, which he feels portends "more good days ahead" in enemy territory.

Land Grant Holy Land: Bucks make cut for James Lockhart. They’re making lists out there with "Ohio State" on them.

Eleven Warriors: Catching up with Joey Burrow at the Elite 11. OSU commit was in attendance.