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.
- On Thursday, Mike Axisa of RAB weighed the options to replace Chris Capuano in the rotation, and looked at how the schedule and rest of the roster could help to lessen the blow of his loss.
- David Schoenfield of ESPN's SweetSpot listed 5 sleeper candidates for the AL Cy Young award this year. The list includes a former Yankee.
- On Friday, Alphonso of It Is High... weighed in with his latest list of hot takes from the early part of camp.
- Chris Carelli of Yankees Unscripted discussed what lays ahead for Masahiro Tanaka now that he has his first ST start under his belt, and how the status of his UCL could impact team plans going forward.
From the IIATMS Team:
- On Monday, EJ ignited quite the debate about what was a good or not good trade package for Cole Hamels.
- On Wednesday, William recounted Joe Girardi's triple in Game 6 of the '96 World Series, money #16 in our Top 20 countdown.
- On Thursday, Katie crunched the numbers to look for signs that Didi Gregorius can be a productive hitter against left-handed pitching.
- I tackled top 20 moment #15, the wild last inning of the 2000 World Series and Luis Sojo's clutch go-ahead single that started it all.
Going back to one of my all-time favorites for the first time in over 9 months today. Mastodon has a new song that's included in the latest "Game Of Thrones" mixtape and it was released this week. It's admittedly not my cup of tea when it comes to Mastodon, and I also have to admit that I've never watched a single episode of GoT, but it does give me the chance to talk about how I bought tickets for Mastodon and Clutch the other night. They're coming to Milwaukee in May. That is going to be a prettay, prettay, prettay good show.
Enjoy your weekends, everybody. And make sure you go back and read any and all of the top 20 moments posts that you might have missed. There's been some really good ones in there so far and we're not even halfway home.