Friday Afternoon Linkapalooza: 7/10/15

HYYYYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE batch of links this week.  A really good mix too, all kinds of different topics.  Let's not waste any more time getting to them. - On Monday, William Juliano of The Captain's Blog analyzed the declining attendance trends at Yankee Stadium and what they might mean for the future of the Steinbrenners' precious bottom line.

- On Tuesday, Katie Sharp of RAB broke down Chasen Shreve's splitter, the pitch he's used to drive his success and a pitch that's been almost literally unhittable this year.

- el duque of It Is High... weighed in on the "now or never"-ness of Rob Refsnyder's situation and made a bold prediction on what to expect soon.

- On Wednesday, Daniel Burch of The Greedy Pinstripes sized up the Milwaukee Brewers as potential trade partners.

- Christopher Carelli of Yankees Unscripted touched on the pre-deadline boost the lineup and bullpen will receive with the returns of Ellsbury and Miller.

- On Thursday, Derek Albin of Pinstripe Pundits rehashed the Stephen Drew situation and what the Yankees could, should, and need to do to remove him from the starting lineup.

- Scott Davis of Pinstripe Alley investigated Didi Gregorius' continuing positive hitting trend to find the source of the improvement.

- David Schoenfield of ESPN's SweetSpot looked back at the 2002 All-Star Game and the bizarre way in which it ended up being called a tie in extra innings.  In all honesty, I'd rather have that than have it decide WS homefield.

- On Friday, Mike Zacchio of LoHud set the stage for this weekend's Yanks-Sox series.  Always tough to predict which version of which team you'll get.

- Nick Ashbourne of BP Bronx discussed Andrew Miller's tendency to get hitters to chase, and whiff, on pitches outside of the strike zone.  Guess that's a good skill to have as a shutdown closer.

From the IIATMS team:

- On Monday, Scott dished his firsthand scouting report on Domingo Acevedo, exciting SS Staten Island pitching prospect.

- On Tuesday, Stacey commented on the positive local reaction to A-Rod's ASG snub.  I know I expected more "shame shame, steroids" stuff than actual support.

- On Wednesday, William delved into the pace-of-play numbers in MLB's first year of the new rules.  He goes deeper than that too, from game pace to individual player paces.

- I attempted to justify Joe's decision to pull Nathan Eovaldi from the standpoint of playing the statistical odds and playing to win the game.

- On Thursday, Dom checked in with a slew of former Yankees to see how they're fairing in 2015.

This week's Friday jam popped up on my iPod on the way home from work yesterday.  I had completely forgotten about it.  Shame on me.

Enjoy your weekends, everybody.