Good morning, and a Happy Easter to all of those who celebrate. I’ve expanded my link-around yet again. Yes, I’m constantly tinkering, but I’m hoping this is the last one for a while. I think the new format makes the round-up more complete and easier to read. (If you disagree, please tell me.) I may add a few more sites down the road (and if you have any suggestions, please let me know), but for now, I think this might be one of the most complete on the web.
Dig in, and enjoy.
Tales from around the Yankee Blogosphere:
- It’s About the Money, Stupid – Big week at IIAMTS this week…Larry examines baseball’s debt problem and shares his thoughts on the Red Sox-AGon tax avoidance situation; Mark explains what it should take to pry King Felix from the Mariners; Brian wants to stop the bullpen madness; Josh examines Burnett’s curve; I discussed the problems with pitching to contact; and new comer, the Hippeaux, takes it a step further.
- Yankee Analysts – Does Phil Hughes have a poor work ethic? Moshe wades through the BS, and gives us a well constructed argument against that reputation. Eric Schultz wonders if it’s time to trade Austin Romine.
- Pinstriped Bible – Jay Jaffe examines Mariano Rivera and the blown save.
- River Avenue Blues – Mike Axisa makes his obligatory Brandon Wood post.
- Replacement Level Yankee Weblog – How have the Yankees performed in comparison to their projected stats (through 4/19)? Click here.
- Pinstripe Alley – Brandon explains why Lou Gehrig is his all-time favorite Yankee—seriously, who could blame him?
Tales from around the Red Sox Blogosphere:
- Fire Brand of the American League – In case you missed it this week…Darryl shared his thoughts on the meaning of Patriot’s Day; Troy examines the Phil Hughes situation and discusses the legend that is Jed Lowrie; Charlie revisits the idea of Ellsbury as a power hitter and explains that Buchholz can only get better; and I strive to identify the bright spots so far, share my opinions on MLB’s takeover of the Dodgers, and discuss a catcher’s ability to influence the game.
- Red Sox Beacon – Was Buchholz getting squeezed during his last start? Using pitch f/x data, Matt gives us reason to believe he wasn’t getting calls low in the zone.
- Over the Monster – Ben Buchanan (following the great Tom Tango’s lead) revisits “The Pitch.”
- Surviving Grady – What a difference a few games makes…
- Joy of Sox – Allan shares this thoughts on the possibility of playoff expansion.
- The House that Dewey Built – Jimmy did some digging and found that fastball velocity appears to be down throughout the league.
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