Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 11/20/15

No time to chit-chat, let’s get right into the links.

– On Monday, Nick Ashbourne of BP Bronx made the case for trading Andrew Miller.

– On Tuesday, Rob Abruzzese of Bronx Baseball Daily reviewed how the Yankees have used their strong organizational catching depth to help build part of the current roster.

– El duque of It Is High… had a few good retirement gift ideas for David Ortiz.

– On Wednesday, Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley profiled David Price as a potential free agent target.

– Mike Axisa of RAB profiled new top pitching prospect James Kaprielian.

– Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes mused on the importance of not expecting repeat seasons from Teix and A-Rod in 2016 and the need to add more offense.

– On Friday, Christopher Carelli of Yankees Unscripted wondered if the Yankees would be bold enough to trade both Brett Gardner and Andrew Miller.

From the IIATMS team:

– On Tuesday, I dished on a variety of early offseason topics that I haven’t had a chance to write about.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 11/13/15

It’s a 4-day Palooza this week.  Not including anything good that gets posted today because I’ll be kicking it in Chicago by the time this posts.  Still a very good batch of links this week.

– On Monday, Ben Diamond of BP Bronx reviewed Nathan Eovaldi’s pre- and post-splitter performance in 2015 and touched on what he needs to do to make the pitch even better in 2016.

– El duque of It Is High… concocted a few extreme ideas if Cash really is “open to anything” this offseason.  Always good to think outside the box.

– On Wednesday, William Juliano of The Captain’s Blog laid out his plan for the offseason if ownership is willing to add payroll.  It’s got no step 3, but I think it’s still a pretty good plan.

– Chad Jennings of LoHud looked back at Cash’s recent history of acquiring young MLB-level players with upside and team control.  Been a pretty good strategy so far.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 11/6/15

Here are some links for you to enjoy:

– On Monday, Chris Carelli of Yankees Unscripted explained why he thinks this offseason will be one based in treading water more than rebuilding.  Hal probably thinks this way too.

– On Tuesday, Harlan Spence of Pinstripe Alley examined the idea of “stepping it up” in the postseason and how much influence that should have in determining which free agents to target.

– On Thursday, Mike Axisa of RAB sorted through the sizable number of trade chips the Yankees have accumulated.

– Chad Jennings of LoHud had the highlights from new hitting coach Alan Cockrell’s conference call, including his statements on the injuries to Ellsbury and Gardner.

– John M of It Is High… rattled off his top 10 things to look forward to next season.

– On Friday, Kenny Ducey of BP Bronx ranked his top 5 potential offseason targets.  Couple of interesting names in there not normally connected to the Yankees.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 10/30/15

My boss was in town this week, so I had to make my internet presence scarce and pretend to be a good, caring cube monkey.  He’s on a flight back to the east coast this morning and I think the best way to shake off the blog rust is with a new linkaround.  Let’s get to it.

– On Monday, Nick Shlain of BP Bronx reviewed the relatively strong roster foundation in place for next year and how that makes shoring up second base an even greater need this offseason.

– On Tuesday, Ben Farber of Pinstripe Alley looked back at the history of presidential first pitches in Yankee games.  The Bush one in the ’01 World Series is still a classic.

– On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB recapped the up-and-down season of fan favorite second baseman Stephen Drew.

– On Thursday, Chris Carelli of Yankees Unscripted recapped Andrew Miller’s terrific debut Yankee season on the heels of him winning the American League Mo Award this week.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 10/16/15

Cubs over Mets in 7, Blue Jays over Royals in 6.  Let’s get to the links.

– On Tuesday, William Juliano of The Captain’s Blog looked at the staggering increase in home runs and runs scored as the result of home runs this postseason.  Guess you can hit home runs and succeed.  Who knew?

– Ben Lindbergh of Grantland analyzed managerial bullpen moves and came up with a few ways to measure who the best and worst decision makers are.  It’s a really cool read, but all you need to know for this blog’s purposes is that Joe Girardi is the best in the business according to these metrics.

– On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB made a very compelling case for why the Yankees should go after Jason Heyward this offseason.

– Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley reviewed the season for the gaggle of Triple-A relievers that were shuttled up and down.  It was mostly disappointing.

– El duque of It Is High… lamented the lost opportunity to sign Jorge Soler and worried that we’d be saying the same thing about Yoan Moncada in a few years.…

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Saturday Morning Linkapalooza: 10/10/15

I didn’t bother with the linkaround yesterday.  I figured nobody was going to pull themself away from wall-to-wall postseason baseball to read stuff on the internet.  But there’s no games on this morning, so let’s catch up with the week that was in the Yankosphere.

– On Tuesday, Mike Axisa of RAB pinpointed swinging earlier in the count as the smart strategy for the Yankee hitters against Dallas Keuchel.  Didn’t say anything about taking so many strike 3s though.

– On Wednesday, Kenny Ducey of BP Bronx commented on the Yankee leadership’s statements after the WC game and how that predicts more of the same in 2016.

– Tanya Bondurant of Pinstripe Alley took a positive approach and explained why this season was not the failure that many older, traditional Yankee fans see it as.

– On Thursday, el duque of It Is High… looked ahead to next season and all the things that will continue to trend in the wrong direction if the Yankees stand pat this offseason.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 10/2/15

October is back, longsleeve weather is back, October baseball is back!  It’s all good in the hood on this Friday afternoon.  Missed the Palooza last Friday because I was busy duck boating around in enemy territory, but we’re back this week and we’ve got a solid batch of links.  Let’s get right to it.

– On Tuesday, SG of RLYW had an absolutely BRUTAL stat to sum up Jacoby Ellsbury’s season.

– Owen Watson of JABO broke down Ellsbury’s season pre- and post-injury. Doesn’t spell great things for the postseason.

– El duque of It Is High… warned of the eventual Red Sox return to competitiveness, which could be coming too.  Good thing the Yankees have a good crop of young players coming up now too.

– On Wednesday, Andrew Mearns of Pinstripe Alley gathered up the candidates for best Yankee moment of the season.  Totally unbiased, #ARod3K all the way.

– Mike Axisa of RAB put together his version of the WC game pitching staff.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 9/18/15

Long week.  Looking forward to sitting down in my armchair and watching Tanaka dominate tonight.  Gotta stop those pesky Mets from taking back the city again.  Now onto the links.

– On Monday, Chris Mitchell of FanGraphs ran his KATOH projections on Gary Sanchez to see how he stacks up as a Major League hitting prospect now that he’s reached the highest level.

– On Tuesday, Nick Ashbourne of BP Bronx commented on Brett Gardner’s scary consistency over the last few seasons.

– On Wednesday, William Juliano of The Captain’s Blog went back in time and looked at how things would have played out if the Yankees re-signed Cano and C-Grand instead of signing Ellsbury and Beltran.

– Mike Axisa of RAB analyzed the decline in effectiveness of Chasen Shreve’s splitter recently and identified that as the potential source of his struggles.

– Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes mused on what the Yankees should do with Ivan Nova this coming offseason.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 9/11/15

Long week, busy week.  Probably had to work harder at my real job this week than I ever have since I started this job.  And I really don’t even think I’m doing the job all that well, although I have all but mastered the art of talking too much to make up for the fact that I have no clue what I’m doing/talking about.  Sometimes it takes a massive effort just to reach the ground floor of satisfactory.  Now I know what Stephen Drew’s 2015 season feels like.  Onto the links.

– On Tuesday, el duque of It Is High… used Nathan Eovaldi’s elbow injury as a way to reignite the discussion on shortening the MLB season.

– On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB discussed CC Sabathia becoming a much more important piece of the Yankee puzzle down the stretch, for better or for worse.

– Greg Corcoran of Bronx Baseball Daily recapped the season for the newly formed Pulaski Yankees.

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