Faith and Fear in Flushing welcomes us all to 2012. One of my resolutions for 2012 is to stop accidentally typing it as Fear and Faith in Flushing, like I do about 40% of the time.
Joe Posnanski sets the pace for all sportswriters in 2012 with this piece on sportswriter FC Lane. I think I linked the original FanGraphs piece a while back, which was also awesome, but Pos of course takes it to another level.
The White Sox continued their half-assed rebuild by trading Carlos Quentin to the Padres for a couple of minor leaguers. Fangraphs tries to make sense of the trade, while John Sickels takes a look at the prospects the pale hose acquired. The Sox then moved Jason Frasor to the Blue Jays for a couple of live arms.
MLBTR takes a look at the current free agent market for starting pitching and tries to narrow down the one year deal candidates. It's not exactly a beauty pageant out there right now. I bet Chris Young will be back on a minor league deal, but I don't know that any of those other names really excite me. Maybe Kevin Millwood, but 'excite' is way too strong a word to be used for Kevin Millwood.