Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 8/15/14

I’m off to DC until Monday night.  Here’s a quick trip around the week that was in the Yankosphere.

- On Monday, SJK of NoMaas pointed out the piddly low offensive WAR numbers the Yankees continue to churn out while guys like Refsnyder and Roller stay put in Triple-A.

- Chris Mitchell of Pinstripe Pundits ran the comp numbers to see what kind of player Bryan Mitchell could turn into as a Major Leaguer.

- On Tuesday, David Schoenfield of Sweet Spot investigated the possible disappearance of well-rounded outfielders.

- On Wednesday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes criticized Joe’s bullpen management strategy this season, specifically the way it seems to be mirroring the former Joe’s strategy.

- Mike Axisa of RAB mused on the possibility of prospects Greg Bird and Tyler Austin breaking into the show in the near future because of a growing need at first base.

- On Thursday, Andrew Mearns of Pinstripe Alley discussed the differently disappointing endings to Mo and Jeter’s careers.

- Chad Jennings of LoHud  asked the key questions that remain for the Yankees in the final 6 weeks of the regular season.  He conveniently left “Will they make the playoffs?” off the list.  Probably because “No.” wouldn’t look great aesthetically next to the rest of the detailed answers.

- Aaron Gleeman of Hardball Talk brought up Jonathan Schoop’s ownership of the Yankees this season.  In case you needed a reason to smash your face into your keyboard.  Dioner Navarro wants you to stop copying his gimmick, bro.

From the IIATMS crew:

- On Monday, I looked into Hiroki Kuroda’s last 2 starts to see if there were any real signs of another late-season breakdown.

- On Wednesday, Katie Sharp identified just how horribly bad the Yankees have been at hitting in clutch situations this season.

- On Thursday, William Tasker took those historical comparisons and focused solely on the individual efforts this season.  So not clutch, guys.

Let’s crank up a little Black Keys this week, from a time back when they still played rock music.

Enjoy your weekends, everybody.

Born in Dover, Delaware and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, Brad now resides in Wisconsin, where he regularly goes out of his way to remind Brewers fans that their team will never be as good as the Yankees. When he’s not writing for IIATMS, he likes to spend his time incorporating “Seinfeld” quotes into everyday conversation, critiquing WWE storylines, and drinking enough beer to be good at darts.

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