No intro this week. The big batch of links speaks for itself and I've already started mentally shutting down for the long weekend. Now onto the links! - On Tuesday, Josh Heller of Pinstripe Alley reviewed the offseason Yanks-Marlins trade 2 months into the season to see which side has made out better so far.
- On Wednesday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits dug deeper into the new contact statistics to see how big a contributing factor they've been to Chase Headley's poor start.
- Chad Jennings of LoHud addressed the biggest questions facing the Yankees after losing Jacoby Ellsbury to the DL.
- William Juliano of The Captain's Blog crunched the numbers and used some statistical comparisons to point out the biggest problems with Nathan Eovaldi and what the Yankees have in mind for him.
- On Thursday, el duque of It Is High... expressed his feelings of discomfort with Hal's latest comments on the state of the team and his plans for the trade deadline.
- Mike Axisa of RAB combed through the Oakland roster to see if there are any potential trade pieces that would fit the Yankees' needs.
- Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes lamented some of the recent Joe Girardi Binder decisions that have hurt the Yankees and wondered how much more the binder will hurt the team this year.
- Christopher Carelli of Yankees Unscripted attempted to answer the question of whether or not Michael Pineda can be considered a true ace.
- SG of RLYW showed how the recent poor stretch of games has altered the AL East CAIRO projections for the rest of the year. It really is going to be a race to 85 wins.
- On Friday, Steven Jacobson of Bronx Pinstripes compared and contrasted Michael Pineda's last 2 starts to identify what he needs to do to get back to his more dominant form.
From the IIATMS team:
- On Monday, Stacey mused on the Yankees' apparent love affair with Stephen Drew and his sub-par performance. #VeteranPresents
- On Tuesday, I discussed the need for the Yankees to start planning for internal roster improvements if their collection of under-performers don't start hitting better soon.
- Scott dissected Adam Warren's starter/reliever fastball velocity splits as a way to have the "should he be in the rotation or bullpen?" discussion differently.
- On Wednesday, Jason put together a nifty little graphic to show how important Ellsbury and Gardner are at the top of the order.
- On Friday, Tamar looked back at Slade Heathcott's long and difficult road to the Majors.
Found a decent vinyl copy of "Ghost in the Machine" at an antique shop for like 3 bucks a while back. Sound investment. The Police are the biz.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekends, everybody.