Today’s links include the reasons why we watch baseball, elite Dodgers starting pitching, and All-Star Game roster predictions.
The Hardball Times | Matt Greene: Why do we watch baseball? What is the purpose of keeping this flawed machine running? Greene explains his own answer, at the least.
Baseball Prospectus | Lucas Apostoleris: Hyun-Jin Ryu is really, really good. So is Walker Buehler. Oh, and Clayton Kershaw! Also Rich Hill. Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling as well. As Apostoleris explains, maybe the Dodgers are pretty decent at this pitching thing.