Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 8/29/14

No time for pleasantries this week.  Gotta keep the move going if I'm going to spend all day on the couch tomorrow. - On Monday, el duque of It Is High... lamented the decision to trade for Martin Prado rather than sign Rusney Castillo.  That's actually a pretty good point.  I'd much rather have Castillo.

- On Tuesday, William Juliano of The Captain's Blog investigated whether spending big was still the smart organizational strategy in today's parity-based MLB landscape.

- On Wednesday, Mike Axisa of RAB explained how and why the Yankees are at their best with Derek Jeter at DH instead of shortstop.

- Chris Mitchell of PInstripe Pundits wondered if Francisco Cervelli had a future with the Yankees beyond the rest of this season.

- On Thursday, Chad Jennings had some video of Masahiro Tanaka's latest sim game.

- Today, Jason Cohen of Pinstripe Alley astutely pointed out that Francisco Cervelli is often at fault for the injuries he's suffered.

- Greg Corcoran of Bronx Baseball Daily released his top 5 first base prospect rankings.  Not a very deep list at all.

From the IIATMS crew:

- On Tuesday, I dissected Michael Pineda's slider usage in his big start against Kansas City on Monday.

- Today, Katie Sharp discussed the great success that Joe and the Yankees have had using baseball's new replay/challenge system.

I leave you with a real hidden gem of the rock scene and their new song.  It's called "Regulus" and the band is called Lo-Pan.  I can't stress enough how much you need to check this band out.  They have 2 previous albums and a third coming out in October.  Pretty cool dudes too.

Enjoy your weekends, everybody.