Saturday Morning Linkapalooza: 3/28/15

Anybody got anything fun planned for this weekend?  The Whole Foods in downtown Milwaukee is hosting a big beer tasting event today with 40-some odd breweries showing up to give out samples of some new stuff and free brats on hand.  It’s like all of the foundation blocks of Milwaukee culture coming together at the same time.  It’s like somebody read my thoughts while I was sleeping and then put an event together that satisfies many of my basic needs and desires.  A 4-hour event that basically encourages my gluttony.  Should be a helluva time.  Now onto the links!

– On Monday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits searched around for some potential trade partners if the Yankees are trying to move Austin Romine.  San Diego seems like the most obvious match.

– On Tuesday, Mike Axisa of RAB previewed the different potential paths for Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers this season.

– On Wednesday, Chad Jennings of LoHud had the whole story on Masahiro Tanaka’s plan to mix in more 2-seamers this season.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 3/20/15

Nobody is actually going to read this today.  I get that.  But you might need something to read and kill time tomorrow morning before the next round of games starts, and that’s where this baby will come in handy.  We’re a little more than 2 weeks from Opening Day.  It’s close, people.  It’s real close.  Now onto the links!

– On Monday, el duque of It Is High… took a look at how the group of recent former Yankees is doing this spring.

– On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB previewed the season to be for Michael Pineda, who needs to have a healthy and productive season in 2015 to re-establish himself as a legitimate top-tier starter.

– Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes pondered the worst-case scenario for the Yankees this season, one that would surely leave a bad taste in everybody’s mouth after Hal’s latest comments.

– Delia Enriquez of Bronx Baseball Daily wondered who will and who should get the start on Opening Day.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 3/13/15

Another busy week this week, although at least I had more time to do my regular reading rounds.  Good batch of links this week.  Let’s get right to them.

– On Monday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits took a fun look back at the history of starting pitchers who have failed to record an out in a game.  Well, fun for us.  Probably wasn’t for them.

– Tanya Bondurant of Pinstripe Alley rated the roster-making chances of the position players in camp after the first week of ST.

– On Tuesday, Chad Jennings of LoHud had the deets on Chase Whitley working a curveball back into his pitch mix this spring.  Wouldn’t be bad to see him add another offspeed offering.

– On Wednesday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes mused on the possibility of Stephen Drew returning to his average levels of production this year.

– Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY had the list of takeaways from the presser introducing Hideki Matsui as one of Cash’s new special advisors.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 3/6/15

Big old batch of links this week.  HYYYUUUUUUUUGE batch.  I’d love to stay and chit-chat about them, but the girlfriend and I are hosting a beer tasting party tonight (I know, prettay prettay fancy) and I have to finish cleaning the house.  Now onto the links.

– On Tuesday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes explained why he isn’t worried about this season.  I won’t go as far as saying I completely share that feeling, but I’m on board with most of it.

– Chad Jennings of LoHud had the full scoop on Luis Severino and Aaron Judge’s big days in the ST opener, including Joe’s takes on each of them and quotes from each player on how they were feeling.

– Christopher Carelli of Yankees Unscripted mused on the possibility of Adam Warren in the rotation.

– On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB previewed the low bar that’s been set this year for Stephen Drew, who coincidentally is quickly becoming public enemy #1 among fans this spring.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 2/27/15

Sorry for the late post.  It’s been a busy day at the office and a busy week in general, so I didn’t get to do nearly the amount of reading around the Yankosphere that I usually do.  Now onto the links.

– On Tuesday, Chad Jennings of LoHud got Andrew Miller’s thoughts on how he’s handled big situations before and what his goals are for this season.

– Chris Mitchell of Pinstripe Alley profiled right-handed relief prospect Nick Rumbelow.  The skills need some polish, but his last name is an A+ reliever name.

– El duque of It Is High… mused on the idea of the Yankees needing to fall apart to begin a true rebuild.  I don’t think it will get that bad this year, but a bottoming out actually wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

– On Thursday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits analyzed Jacoby Ellsbury’s sluggish September to see if it could offer anything in the way of predictions for this season.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 2/13/15

So I’m heading off to Germany again this Sunday for another fun week of work training.  That means I won’t be around for pitchers and catchers report day, which sucks, but hopefully I’ll be back in time for Moncada’s decision to sign with the Yankees (knock on wood).  Y’all will be left in the capable hands of Stacey and the rest of the crack IIATMS staff, and we’re hoping to roll out the final voting list for our Top Jeter-Era moments countdown next week.  I hope you all have a wonderful next week in your personal, professional, and Yankee-centric lives, and I would consider it an honor if you’d do me the pleasure of shooting me a Twitter follow while I’m gone.  Seeing those follower numbers go up would be a huge boost to my preciously fragile ego.  Now onto the links!

– On Tuesday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits reviewed the Yankees’ organizational depth at shortstop.  It’s still pretty thin at the top, but the crop of talented prospects in A-ball and below is growing.…

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 2/6/15

So that post I wrote this morning?  That was all the mental energy I had for the day apparently.  It’s been a real struggle since then, so don’t hold it against me if there are typos or words that don’t make sense in this post.  I guess being back under the glaring fluorescent office lighting sucked whatever good energy I did have in me when I woke up this morning.  Gotta love that cube monkey life.  Now onto the links!

– On Tuesday, Chad Jennings of LoHud laid out all the options the Yankees have to handle left-handed hitters out of the bullpen this year, including their group of right-handed relievers who handle lefties pretty well.

– On Wednesday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits examined the “is it worth it to sign James Shields?” question from all angles.  Definitely a good read if you want to factor in the value of the draft pick.

– Andrew, Tanya, and Jason of Pinstripe Alley unveiled their 2015 Top 20 Prospects list.

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Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 1/30/15

It’s Super Bowl weekend, which means I’ll temporarily forget how terrible I am at sports betting and lay some coin down on the game and a bunch of prop bets.  If you aren’t already following me on Twitter and are in the mood to make lose some money on Sunday, take the plunge and be on the lookout for my bets this weekend.  I’m actually less excited for this game than I’ve been for a Super Bowl in a long time.  All the lame #DeflateGate talk and the MSM crawling up its own butt about Marshawn Lynch has been agonizing.  But I digress.  We’ve got a batch of links to cover so let’s get to it.

On Monday, Wally Matthews of ESPN NY discussed the strained relationship between A-Rod and the Yankees and how it should not override the importance of winning ballgames.  Duh.

– On Tuesday, Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley reviewed the Ichiro Suzuki trade on the heels of his new deal with the Marlins.  …

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Saturday Morning Linkapalooza: 1/24/15

You might not have noticed, but it was a little bit of a busy week around here at IIATMS.  I didn’t have nearly the amount of time I usually do to read around the Yankosphere, and to be quite honest I didn’t want to go through the effort of writing this linkaround just so it could bump our IIATMS Top 10 down the page.  Hopefully everybody has had a chance to read that and the other 2 parts of our 2015 top 30 prospects list this week.  If you haven’t, don’t worry.  I’ll be plugging the hell out of it later this weekend and into the foreseeable future.  If you’re like me and you’ve been so consumed by the Top 30 this week that you didn’t bother to check any other sites out, here’s what you missed.

– On Monday, Andrew Mearns of Pinstripe Alley asked if the Yankees should try to trade for one of the Nationals’ starters.  Yes.  The answer is yes.…

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